August 14 Kiwanis Program: Jamie Gormley spoke on Family First Home Care.
Robert Petroro started Family First Home Care about five years ago. The company provides services to seniors so they can stay where they are and services come to them. Some clients want to stay in their homes instead of moving to a facility. The company has certified home health aids – licensed and bonded care givers. She provided the audience with helpful hints and what to look for when services are needed.
The company is located in Morris Plains, NJ. They have about 148 home health aids and care givers. The company is licensed, bonded and insured. Before selecting a home care company, clients should ask the company a number of questions. Jamie left a list of top ten questions to ask. A difference to check on is registry versus full service. Lower cost registry services also provide fewer services.
Family First Home Care will help clients work with Long Term Care Insurance companies, for those clients who have coverage. Long Term Care policies require the client to pay the first 90 days of coverage. Family First provides documentation assistance for clients to get reimbursed.
Clients should make sure that care-givers are screened, that background checks have been done. First Home does extensive research into care-givers they provide.
Jamie left a brochure for everyone. The company can provide a variety of care givers covering a variety of time periods, from four hours to live-in. They also do an assessment to determine needs. Their aim is to be a full service agency. Follow-ups are provided. Fees are competitive. To learn more about Family First Home Care, please check their website.