Florida's Choice Healthcare
Do any of these issues apply to you?
- Are you concerned about an elderly family member or friend's health, safety, or living conditions?
- Are you attempting to care for a loved one in Tampa Bay from out of town?
- Are you seeking healthcare provider guidance, or a New Primary Care Physician in Tampa Bay, Florida?
- Are you in need of understanding all of the benefits your loved one qualifies for and is entitled to?
- Are you in need assistance during your loved ones healthcare transition decision making process regarding Private or Clinical Home Health Nursing Skilled Rehabilitation Services, Hospice, or residential placement in Independent or Assisted Living?
Florida's Choice Health Care is Tampa Bay's premiere family and geriatric care management and care transition specialists. We provide a wide range of non-medical services designed to assist patients and families in making educated health care transition choices to take the stress out of caring for you or a loved one in both critical care situations and in navigating Florida's health care system.
Whether you are a senior living alone in Tampa Bay and in need of personal assistance or are a family member attempting to care for a loved one locally or from across the country, a Florida's Choice geriatric care manager will work with you to assist in coordinating services that relate to all areas of the client's well-being. We can serve as a liaison between the client and the health care provider to coordinate care and help you to better understand your real options and choices in the aging process and in life changing situations.
Florida's Choice Health Care's elderly non-medical assistance program is an affordable way to provide the extra support an aging loved one needs in care transitions and offers peace of mind for everyone involved. We are committed to personalized service and honor the dignity and independence of each client.
With the assistance of Florida's Choice Health Care…You are not alone!
Our services include:
- Assisting in implementing the care plan and keep it functioning
- Create a safe and friendly environment for those with disabilities
- Working with families during their loved one’s long-term care
- Assisting in the coordination of care for a loved one with out-of-town families
- Monitoring clients with video and tele-health virtual monitoring programs
- Providing home safety evaluations and accessibility assessments
- Answering insurance questions, Medicaid qualifications, and applications
- Making arrangements for services of legal/financial advisors, P.O.A's and Guardians.
- Placing clients in assisted living facilities, nursing homes, or with home health providers.
- Monitoring the care of a family member in a nursing home or in assisted living.
- Assisting families in positive decision making.
- Developing future plans for older loved ones not yet needing care
- Coordinate efforts of key support systems and arrange Durable Medical Equipment
About Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts is an Advanced Certified Care Manager (CMC) – Certified from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) and is experienced and educated in various fields of human healthcare services, social work, case management, gerontology, and trained as a healthcare advocate to assess, plan, coordinate, monitor and provide services for the elderly and their families. Michael's priority as a Care Manager is to attain the highest quality of life for his clients given their circumstances and assist in life and care transitions at Home or with Private Duty Home Health services, Clinical Home Healthcare Nursing Companies, Assisted Living/Memory Care Centers, Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation Facilities, Hospitals, or Hospice.
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Michael Roberts (CMC)
Florida's Choice Healthcare
Phone: (727) 288-1078
100 4th Ave S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Florida's Choice Health Care provides the best elderly non-medical assistance in Tampa Bay, FL. We employ compassionate geriatric care workers and case managers to promote your loved one’s health and independence in all stages of life. We respect the dignity of each client and provide personal service to safeguard the individual’s well-being. In addition, we will work with any Tampa Bay Physician, POA, Case Manager, Social Worker, and any other healthcare provider to help assess the level and type of care needed and develop a care plan to decrease hospital re-admissions.
A True Family Care Transition Story you might relate to:
To Whom It May Concern, My sisters and I wanted to write to you regarding your care manager Michael Roberts to let you know what a blessing he has been to us. My sisters and I live out of state and our 83 year old mother was living alone in Florida with no one to care for her. Mom was weak, not eating right, unable to drive, and suffering from numerous issues including diabetes. In addition, mom was determined to stay in Florida and live independent as long as she could. However, we were worried as mom did not have a primary care physician; she accidentally changed her Medicare insurance to an HMO during open enrollment, and was a fall risk alone at home. Overall, we needed someone to help us navigate the healthcare system in St. Petersburg as we could not do it alone from another state. It was far too expensive and difficult taking off from work to travel. Moreover, mom would not move up north to live with us and didn't want to be trouble because she knew we had families of our own. So, we called Michael Roberts at Florida's Choice Healthcare and asked him for help and to be our families and mothers care manager… and Michael has been there every step of the way. Mom wanted to try to stay at home and Michael educated us in detail with the options and services available with her budget and insurance. To begin, Michael introduced us to Dr. Mark Eichenbaum, a geriatric physician with Aging Well and Associates. Dr. Mark assed mom's situation, offered her care, and recommended that Michael assist us with finding home care for mom if she was to attempt to stay at home. We had never had to explore private duty or home health before and did not know how to navigate this system. Michael went out of his way to introduce us to the local home health options available and even assisted in revising mom's insurance to better serve her needs under Medicare guidelines to ensure there were no out of pocket expenses. Our mother received the best clinical home health care after we chose Capri Home Care. They provided nursing, physical therapy, diabetic and medication management for mom for many months. Things went well for mom for over a year and we stayed in touch with our care manager Michael as needed… After about a year…it was determined that mom was no longer able to live alone at home. Mom was simply not able to manage her day to day activities and her hygiene was not where it should be. This being said, mom was admitted into the hospital with a UTI and again…. We called our care manager, Michael. Because we were out of state we couldn't be right there for mom, Michael met Dr. Mark Eichenbaum at Pasadena Hospital and developed a care plan for discharge and further treatment at a skilled nursing rehabilitation center called Gulf Shore Care and Rehabilitation Center. Again with the help from Michael, Medicare covered all rehabilitation services with no out of pocket expenses. However, we still were not done… mom still needed a new home when she discharged from rehab. Mom could no longer live at her home and it was now time to explore options and costs of assisted living… Again we called on Michael at Florida's Choice Healthcare. With the assistance of Gulf Shore Rehab Care Center and Michael, we began to explore the numerous options in assisted living as well as the costs. In addition, Gulf Shore Care center helped my mother get qualified for Medicaid housing assistance which, granted my mother $1100.00 a month. With the Medicaid assistance and my mother's social security benefits, we were able to establish residency at Heron House Assisted living where my mother happily lives today! Again, with Michael's help from Florida's choice Healthcare….We had no additional out of pocket expenses! We are taking the time to write this letter to you in our busy schedule because without Michael we would not have been able to maintain our mother independence in her home for as long as we did or find her the long-term assistance when the time came. To this day, we immediately contact Michael when we need him and he is always right there to facilitate services for our mother. My sisters, Sue, Sherry and I truly do not know what we would do without Michael's assistance. He deserves the GoldStandard for service in our book and we hope you recognize him for his true dedication to elder care. Our experience in this has been a rare find.
- Terri, Sherry, and Sue
About the NCPC
The National Care Planning Council and its affiliated
members are dedicated to helping families recognize the need for long term care planning and to helping
implement that planning. Integrity, honesty, and a genuine concern for those who are in need of (or may need)
long term care are at the heart of our services.