Next Generation Home Care is a local agency that was built on integrity, love, kindness, and compassion. We are dedicated to being involved in the care of your loved one and fully committed to improve the lives of our clients, their families, and our surrounding community.
Our mission at Next Generation Home Care is to provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. The physical, emotional and lifestyle adjustments brought on by maturing is challenging enough. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in Live-in care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults.
- Live-In Experts. We specialize in around the clock care to help seniors live well at home.
- Available 24/7. Care managers are on call for clients and their families, even during nights and weekends.
- High Caliber Caregivers. We hire only 1 in 25 applicants and provide ongoing training and supervision.
- Balanced Care. Our unique approach to care promotes healthy mind, body and spirit.
- No Long-Term Contracts. Use our services only as long as you’re 100% satisfied.
- Peace of Mind. 100% Client satisfaction guaranteed.
The following are some of the most frequently asked questions by families in search of senior care for their aging parent, grandparent or loved one. If you do not see your question listed below, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at 813-319-5643 where a Care Manager will be more than happy to assist you.
What Is Home Care?
In-home care provides seniors with one-on-one assistance in the comfort of their own home, which enables them to live independently. Next Generation Home Care helps seniors maintain their quality of life, and the personal attention they receive vastly improves their safety, health and happiness. Home care includes assistance with activities of daily living such as meal preparation, bathing, transportation, laundry, medication reminders, light housekeeping and companionship.
My Parents Are Reluctant To Accept Home Care. Now What?
Convincing older adults that they need help at home can be challenging. While they balk at the thought of losing independence, the opposite is actually true. By having a little help, they are much more likely to retain independence because they remain in control of decisions affecting their lifestyle. Once a crisis occurs (a fall, dehydration, a severe UTI), decisions about their care will be in the hands of others. With professional home care, families can enjoy peace of mind knowing their loved ones are in safe and caring hands.
We have a couple ideas:
- Ask your parents to try home care, at least temporarily. Once they meet their caregiver and see how nice it is to have an extra set of hands, “temporary” almost always becomes permanent.
- Come up with another name for “caregiver.” Some of our clients are more receptive to having a personal assistant or a housekeeper/chef.
- Ask your parents to do this for you …agree to a meeting with our owner. Once your parents meet our owner and understand that our company shares their goal of remaining at home, it’s a less threatening proposition.
Who Pays For Home Care?
The services offered by home care companies like ours are not covered by the government. The government typically only covers a limited number of visits by a nurse, physical therapist, or occupational therapist after a hospital stay or for homebound clients who have high medical needs.
Why Should I Use A Company Rather Than Hire A Caregiver On My Own?
- With a private caregiver, you need to do the proper screening and background checks. After you hire that person, you then become a supervisor, and it isn’t always easy! We have a very rigorous system for screening and interviewing caregivers, so we hire only the highest quality caregivers plus we handle all ongoing caregiver issues so the family never has to deal with it.
- When your private caregiver calls in sick or must head out of town to take care of a sick family member, you’re stuck finding a replacement or taking care of your loved one yourself. When you use a company, there are always back-up caregivers available.
- Our caregivers are our employees, which means we pay all of their taxes and Worker’s Compensation. Quite a few caregivers are injured on the job, and the Worker’s Compensation Bureau can come to your loved one looking for compensation if your caregiver files a claim.
- Our caregivers work under a care plan developed by an expert in the field, and they have a team of supervisors who keep a close eye on the level of care being provided. It takes a lot more coordination than people think. And to get the best care, you should involve professionals.
Most important, however, is the fact that when you choose Next Generation Home Care, you are hiring an entire team of people who care. We’re there for the journey!
What’s Unique About Next Generation Home Care?
The most significant feature of our company is our approach to home care. We’re not interested in “adult babysitting” and we aren’t simply a housekeeping service. We provide ongoing care management to ensure that the care is of the highest standard and that our caregivers are helping our clients lead high-quality, purposeful lives.
Another feature is that we specialize in live-in care, providing a quality alternative to an assisted living or skilled nursing facility. As you will see on our website, so many pieces of our philosophy contribute to our success: consistency in caregivers, a proprietary system for screening caregivers, and more. If you decide to interview several home care companies, you need to keep us on your short list. Quite simply, we are the best in the business.
How Do You Choose Caregivers?
One of the reasons we are so successful is our ability to match clients and caregivers. After our initial meeting and assessment with you or your loved one, our Care Manager will have an excellent idea of the level of care needed and the type of personality that would be a good fit. At that point, our care team brainstorms on which of our employees would be a good fit. Nearly 100% of the time, we are right on target with our “matchmaking” skills. However, anytime during the relationship that the client wants to change caregivers — for any reason — we willingly do so.
Do I Have To Sign A Contract?
No. While we have an agreement that spells out expectations, we do not require a long-term commitment to our services. We want you to use us only if you are 100% satisfied. As a matter of fact, we encourage older adults who are undecided about the value of home care to simply give us a try, even if it’s only for a month.
Does Home Care Have To Be At Home Or In Home?
Our care goes wherever seniors need it. Our caregivers can even provide one-to-one services for seniors during hospital stays or after admission to an assisted living facility, ensuring that seniors maintain the high level of personal care and companionship they deserve. Our caregivers can even accompany seniors on vacation!
Will The Caregiver Move In To The Senior’s Home?
Caregivers stay in the home only for the duration of their assigned shift. Caregivers must maintain a separate residence and are not allowed to use the personal property of the senior without permission from the senior. They may not have visitors or invite family to the home while they are working.
Get To Know Us
We love what we do! And we truly care about meeting the needs of you and your loved one. Our Next Generation Home Care Office is run by a team who together have several years of hospital and in-home care experience. Our office team will be able to assist you and your family with the care and support you deserve. Whether you or your loved one needs a few hours a day or 24 hours a day, we are here to make your life easier at home.
Call us today at 813-319-5643 for a FREE, no obligation assessment today!
The goal of Next Generation Home Care is to have a reputation for hiring the highest caliber caregivers in the Tampa Bay area. We hire only 1 out of 25 caregiver applicants who apply for a job. Think about how you would take applications from and interview that many people to find the right Caregiver. We hire applicants that have at least two years of caregiving experience and that have certifications (e.g. Certified Nursing Assistants, Registered Medical Assistants, Certified Caregivers, etc); many are also retired nurses and other professionals. We recruit, hire and fire so you never have to. Of course, we don’t want to fire someone who we’ve invested so much time and money to recruit. But, as you’d expect, if they don’t do a good job in your home, we remove them immediately.
Selecting The Best Caregiver For Your Needs
Matching you with the right caregiver is an art, and we are very good at it. This is our profession and we are continually hiring caregivers for our new clients. Perhaps more than in any other way, having an in-home Caregiver is where you “get what you pay for.” Some people call us shopping for the lowest price. We can be the low-cost provider for you, but the quality of Caregiver will match the price.
We Carefully Screen & Hire All of Our Caregivers
Our caregivers are W2 employees, not contractors. We conduct criminal background checks and verify employment references that helps us check for kindness, honesty and conscientiousness. We pay the caregivers and withhold the legal amounts for income taxes, Social Security, Medicare, Workers Compensation and Unemployment Insurance. While some people believe that they can find their own caregiver and treat him/her as an independent contractor, the laws of the State of Florida do not support that. If you don’t want to deal with the liabilities of hiring a private caregiver, let us do the hiring, training, supervising and paying of your caregiver. On top of that, we provide insurance coverage to cover any damages our caregivers might inadvertently cause in your home. We take all the risk — so you can focus on the Caregivers taking good care of you or your loved one.
Expert Caregiver Training And Education
We understand that the quality of care depends on the training and education our caregivers receive that is why all of our caregivers are required to be experienced as well as specialized training in Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Stroke recovery as well as post-hospitalization care.
We’re Committed To Providing The HIGHEST Quality Care!
We pride ourselves in hiring people for their compassion, experience, and flexibility. But we know this isn’t all it takes to provide the best care possible. Caregivers also need excellent skills and competency in care — and that comes from excellent training.
Why Does Training Matter?
- Trained caregivers provide the highest quality of care to you or your loved one
- Trained caregivers know how to recognize when medical care is needed
- Trained caregivers can help their clients avoid injury around the home
A caregiver who is specifically trained in his or her job will provide a consistent, higher level of quality care.