BrightStar Care of Tampa, Sun City, and East Pasco Helps People Select Proper Home Care Provider

Thursday, August 9, 2018 General News
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Anthony Olson, of BrightStar Care of Tampa, Sun City, and East Pasco lists the top eleven questions to ask when choosing the right home care provider.

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- It can be extremely difficult choosing a home care provider for oneself,

a spouse or a parent. "As the largest provider of private duty home care in our area, we get dozens of calls each week from people looking for care for clients of all ages and at care levels, and we look at each one as an opportunity to help educate people who need help," said Anthony Olson, CEO and owner of BrightStar Care of Tampa, Sun City, and East Pasco, a home care and medical staffing agency.

To educate people on choosing the right home care provider, Olson lists the following essential eleven questions to ask:

No. 1: Are caregivers employees or are they independent contractors that will become your employee?

No. 2: Are all employees background checked nationally for all crimes including misdemeanor, theft and misdemeanor exploitation of elderly or disabled persons?

No. 3: Are the caregivers and nurses drug tested?

No. 4: Are the caregivers covered by both liability and workers' compensation insurance in case they are injured in the home and/or unable to work for days, weeks, or months?

No. 5: Can the company help you navigate payment sources that may be available to you including Medicaid Long-Term Care, VA Aid and Attendance, and private Long-Term Care insurance?

No. 6: Does the company offer 24/7 live phone support from an employee?

No. 7: Does the company have a large team of trained caregivers standing by to provide care if there is a last-minute emergency resulting in a cancellation?

No. 8: Does the company take care of paying their employees, including keeping track of payroll taxes and withholding?

No. 9: Does the company offer a Compatibility Guarantee™, meaning they will replace a caregiver for any reason if the client is not fully satisfied?

No. 10: Does the company require a minimum number of hours per visit?

No. 11: Does a nurse create a specialized plan of care for each client and then supervise the case for the duration of care?

"If the answer is 'no' to any of the above questions," concluded Olson, "you may be putting yourself or your loved one in an unsafe or financially risky position, and you may want to look elsewhere for care."

About BrightStar Care of Tampa and Sun City and BrightStar Care of East Pasco County BrightStar Care of Tampa and Sun City and BrightStar Care of East Pasco County provide quality home care and medical staffing solutions to families and businesses throughout Hillsborough and Pasco Counties in Florida. Their services includes companion, personal, and skilled care for children, adults, and seniors, including post-surgical, complex infant and child, and specialized Alzheimer's & Dementia care. For more information, please call (813) 870-6700, or visit or

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