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Home Health Agency vs Nurse Registry


Advantages of using Synergy HomeCare, Delray Beach, FL

Here is a comparison between using a licensed Home Health Agency such as Synergy HomeCare of Delray Beach, FL and a home care provider who is a nurse registry:

 

Synergy HomeCare, Delray Beach, FL

Nurse Registry

Type of License from State

Home Health Agency

Nurse Registry

Accredited?

Accredited by Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP)

No

Caregiver status

W-2 employees

Independent contractors

Federal Taxes withheld for caregivers

Yes

No

Company provides workers compensation coverage for all employees

Yes

No

Professional and general liabilities for caregivers covered by the company

Yes

No

Excess Auto, crime, abuse coverage for caregivers by the company

Yes

No

Company contributes Employer portion of Social Security and Medicare taxes

Yes

No

Company pays Federal and State Unemployment Taxes

Yes

No

Company participates in Government’s E-Verify program for caregiver’s legal status in the country

Yes

Not offered

Caregiver validation- National background check, FBI fingerprint check, Motor Vehicle Record check, business and personal reference checks

Yes

Depends on nurse registry

Company goes through an accreditation process

Yes

No

Caregivers are tested/trained and yearlong training provided

Yes

Depends on nurse registry

Caregivers supervised by RN

Yes

No

Start of service by RN / client assessment

FREE

Depends on nurse registry

Periodic Quality visit by RN

FREE

No

The benefits of using a Home Health Agency such as Synergy HomeCare in Delray Beach, FL,  for non-medical homecare are clear.