Sarasota Family-Owned Senior Home Care Provider Advocates “Minimum Standards are Not Enough!"

Local Sarasota senior home care provider, Care Providers at Home, goes above and beyond the minimum government standard of background checks for care providers to ensure senior safety and security.
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SARASOTA, Fla. - Aug. 6, 2013 - PRLog -- The situation is the same for so many of us… Our aging parents or grandparents need help. They’ve lived independently at home their entire lives, they’re medically stable, and they have no desire to leave the home they love solely for companionship or help cleaning the house. But the floors are cluttered, the mail is piling up, mom’s clearly lonely, and we’re worried she’s forgetting to take her medication.

Well, help is out there. From short senior care visits, to 24-hour live-in senior care, companies are rising to meet the demand for senior home care assistance (, but a growing concern for home-care-seekers is the quality and sincerity of these companies.

It’s no secret that free-lance caregivers have often been linked to theft and the exploitation of their senior clients.  While many are well-natured and sincere in their care and love for the elderly, the uncertainty is often a valid cause for concern among daughters and sons seeking in-home care for their aging parents. The solution: state-licensed senior home care agencies.

Licensed home care companies are bound to minimum government standards and regulations, one of which is a level 2 background screening of all employees who may provide in-home care. This is a great start to ensuring the security of our loved ones, but unfortunately it only identifies potential care providers who have been “caught in the act.”

Sarasota’s newly founded, locally operated, and family owned in-home senior care provider, Care Providers at Home (, advocates that “these minimum standards are not enough!” While Care Providers at Home wholeheartedly supports Florida’s mandatory background screening requirements, this local home care provider wants more to be done to guarantee the safety and wellbeing of seniors.

Owners and administrators of this family owned business, James and Thomas Grimes, will be the first to tell you, identifying and retaining quality care providers is no easy feat and requires a high degree of interviewing and patience. Wanting to do more to guarantee the safety and satisfaction of their clients, the father and son owners invested in the Caregivers Quality Assurance® (CQA) pre-employment assessment tool.

The CQA pre-employment assessment tool evaluates potential care providers on multiple levels including honesty, aptitude, organization, tough mindedness, dependability, likeliness of substance abuse and others.

The company notes that at least 50% of applicant are flagged as “high concern” for either lying or substance abuse. They say only about 1 in 10 applicants qualify for an interview, highlighting the scary reality that 9 in 10 really may not fully be qualified for the job – or, in the worst case, may be dangerous.

While the minimum standards don’t seem to be going up anytime soon, families can rest assured knowing that high-quality options are available for safe and reliable senior home care.

Care Providers at Home has developed a “Choosing Your Home Care Provider” resource tool ( for anyone seeking senior home care. While the locally-operated company only serves Sarasota County, Florida, it says that this tool is ideal for anyone in the state seeking to locate safe and dependable home care. The tool can be a bit difficult to understand for someone outside the home care industry, but Care Providers at Home representatives express happiness to help and emphasize that it’s their true pleasure to offer meaningful assistance and support.

About Care Providers at Home:

Proudly family owned and locally operated in Sarasota, FL, Care Providers at Home delivers the highest quality senior home care services available, including compassionate companion care services, 24-hour live-in care services, senior homemaker services, and in-facility senior sitter care services. All services include 24-hour on call support, regular RN supervision, caregiver quality assurance, and daily reports for family members for assurance and peace of mind. Call to schedule your free, no obligation in-home consultation today at (941) 349-7100.

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