2020 has been the most challenging year in history.
We thank all our Clients and Employees for working with us supporting the ones in need.
CAREmasters is well prepared to provide services over the upcoming Holidays.
We wish all of you peaceful and relaxing Holidays. We hope that 2021 will give us some relief and a brighter outlook.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS THE CAREmasters TEAM
STATEMENT TO COVID-19
In regard to COVID-19 CAREmasters is participating all CDC/DOH/CEMP/AHCA standing call updates communicated via FHCA and DOH/CEMP, the website www.coronavirus.gov and the “Florida Governor´s Emergency Order Regarding Visitation in Long Term Care Facilities” issued March 11, 2020 . CAREmasters is aware of response and preparedness planning in skilled nursing. CAREmasters caregivers and nurses are updated accordingly. They are familiar with conditions required to comply with visitor and employee screening procedures. They will follow all instructions given by our facility contract partners.
Our partners can expect that CAREmasters scheduled staff that arrives at the facility will pass the screening procedures. They are all equipped with the driving authorization letters for law enforcement issued by DOH, so they can get to the facilities as scheduled. Our caregivers and nurses are educated in thorough handwash procedures and recognition of symptoms. CAREmasters staff showing screening symptoms are not being scheduled and must follow the DOH procedures to regain work clearance. CAREmasters staff is successively equipped with masks as we receive our deliveries.
CAREmasters HR Director April Ulfig (Phone: 239-910-6093) is assigned Coordination Manager to update and adapt individual facility procedures and requirements with our service staff. CAREmasters has issued an internal COVID-19 Emergency Plan as amendment to the company´s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. The COVID-19 Emergency Plan rules procedures and behavior within CAREmasters office operations. The goal is to avoid infections in staff coordination and HR teams with their daily contacts to caregivers. Furthermore, it rules cooperation and information procedures with CAREmasters contract partners. Changes to our procedures will be communicated.
CAREmasters management and employees will do their utmost to support the facility partners during these difficult times. Any suggestion for improvement of CAREmasters crisis response and services is greatly appreciated.
April 4th, 2020
CAREmasters healthcare services LLC & CAREmasters homehealth LLC
Laura Corella, Administrator
April L. Ulfig, Director Human Resources
CAREmasters conducts regular hiring events in Lee and in Manatee County.
Our HR Team is twice per month in Ft Myers at the Marriott Courtyard Cape Coral to meet with nurses (CNA, LPN, RN) interested in joining our team of healthcare professionals. We cater breakfast and lunch for our applicants and discuss job opportunities. Interested candidates provide their credentials, complete the necessary paperwork, pass the interview, get orientated and are scheduled immediately for weeks in advance. At this event we had the pleasure to meet and discuss with more than 30 nurses! Our staffing clients are in dire need for nurse support. We have all types of shifts available in long term care and pay great rates!
Please call us at 941-960-1856 to register for our next event or come into our office in Sarasota. We look forward to hear from you.
How much do I have to budget for home care services? A complex question and the answer is - that it depends. Every client´s situation is unique. The plan of care is tailored to a person´s specific needs and it may vary depending on sudden development of needs. So it is difficult to answer the cost question. However, we can look at different scenarios. You may find a scenario that is similar to your own situation and it may help you to get a fair idea of costs coming towards you.
An elderly couple wants to stay in their own home. It keeps getting harder to handle some of the tougher chores. Doing laundry, grocery shopping, healthy cooking, light house cleaning and running errands are tasks that could be accomplished much better with a little help. Furthermore it feels good to have someone come in and watch for safety issues. The solution is to have a caregiver visit once or twice a week to support with these chores and provide companionship.
Approximate cost will be $300.00 to $600.00 per month.
An elderly lady or gentlemen wants to stay at home. In order to do so, they need help every day to get dressed and to handle their activities of daily living. The solution is that a caregiver visits every morning (7 days a week) to help with the daily routine including cleaning, cooking and making sure that fall risks and other safety issues are observed and prevented.
Approximate cost will be $2,100.00 to $3,500.00 per month.
An elderly person lives with their son or daughter. The elderly person has some more serious cognitive issues. Son or daughter are at home over night, but working during the day. The elderly needs permanent supervision. The solution is that a caregiver visits 8 hours per day, 5 days a week. Besides providing support with the activities of daily living including cooking and cleaning, safety issues and companionship are taken care of.
Approximate cost will be $4,000.00 per month.
An elderly person or a couple has serious medical conditions, but prefer to stay at home. They require permanent watchful supervision. Activities of daily living and medical requirements have to be taken care of. The solution is a 24 hour service team with back up. A nurse checks in frequently for medical conditions and supervises execution of the plan of care.
Approximate cost will be $18,000.00 to $20,000.00 per month.
We hope that these 4 scenarios will give you an idea about what costs to expect to cover your individual situation. However each situation is unique. Flexible solutions are required. Call us! We will discuss with you how to tailor a solution covering your needs and match your budget.
We all know water is good for us and that we should probably drink more of it. So why, then, do Americans find it so difficult to sip from what is arguably the fountain of youth?
Answers vary, but the fact is, one in 10 Americans drinks no cups of water per day. Those who don’t drink any water (or very little) are getting it from other sources such as food and coffee, but this may not be enough.
Many health risks decrease when you drink plain water.
Just take a look at how it can help:
• It balances body fluids. Your body is composed of about 60 percent water and performs vital functions such as protecting your organs and tissues, regulating your body temperature and carrying nutrients and oxygen to your cells. It keeps your body running like a well-oiled machine.
• It keeps skin looking healthy. Water moisturizes your skin and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss (free anti-aging cream). In addition, it can keep your skin fresh and smooth.
• It boosts the immune system. Those who guzzle water are at a lower risk of getting sick. This crystal-clear fluid helps fight against flu, cancer and other ailments.
• It can help control calories. While drinking water may not be a weight-loss strategy, substituting it for higher-calorie or sugar-filled beverages can help by removing by products of fat, filling you up so you’re not noshing, acts as a natural appetite suppressant and raises your metabolism.
CAREmasters always has lots of water in the office. So if you are nearby please come in, have a refreshing glass of water and discuss with us about home and health care issues.
In April 2017 CAREmasters homehealth LLC celebrated its 2 year anniversary. We are grateful to our clients, caregivers and nurses who welcomed our start-up and made it possible to establish the home health agency in the Sarasota community. We are thankful for all the support we received and for the patience we experienced while riding the learning curve. Today we feel well established and regard ourselves as a powerful home care agency providing the full scope of medical and non-medical services to our clients in the community. We established a strong team of administration support, caregivers and nurses, focused on attention, communication, professional skills, reliability and quality services.
Besides home care CAREmasters evolved into a healthcare staffing provider. CAREmasters healthcare services LLC received recently its AHCA license as a health care services pool. The staffing agency is servicing hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities, hospices, assisted living and correctional facilities. CAREmasters is focused on providing local temporary health care professionals licensed in a variety of nursing and therapy skills. We offer flexible daily staffing, daily block staffing for multiple shifts and contract assignments of up to several months. We help to cover leaves of absence, census fluctuations, vacations, core staffing requirements or temporary fill of a difficult to fill permanent position. CAREmasters healthcare services LLC is located in Sarasota but provides facility support services all over Florida.
At CAREmasters, we pride ourselves on our commitment to quality. We follow a quality assurance program, with caregiver, nurse and therapist orientation, training, frequent onsite visits and performance checks to ensure that each client’s individual goals are carefully evaluated and supported.
Both CAREmasters entities are in need for staff. We have openings for Home Health Aides, Certified Nursing Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses and Therapy Professionals. Part or full time employment is available. One on One home care or 8 - 12 hours shifts, days, nights, week or weekends in Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee and adjacent Counties. Please call CAREmasters HR at 941-960-1856, we will get you started in a short time.
Both CAREmasters entities will relocate as of July 1st 2017. We are leaving our office downtown Sarasota on Central Avenue and move into a larger premises on
1247 Sarasota Center Blvd Sarasota FL 34240
You are welcome to visit the new office, to meet and discuss with our staff. We look forward to seeing you.
YOUR CAREmasters TEAM