Division of Health Quality Assurance
Bureau of Health Facility Regulation
Home Care Unit
2727 Mahan Drive - Mail Stop #34
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 412-4403 Phone
(850) 922-5374 Fax
The Home Care Unit licenses businesses that provide services and equipment to people in their homes and temporary staffing to health facilities.
Home Health Agency -an agency that provides skilled services (nurses, therapists, social workers) and/or unskilled services (home health aides, certified nursing assistants, homemaker, companions) to patients in their homes. A home health agency may also provide staffing to health care facilities on a temporary basis.
Hospices - an entity that provides a continuum of palliative and supportive care for the terminally ill patient and patient's family
Nurse Registry - an agency that offers health care related contracts for nurses, home health aides, certified nursing assistants, homemakers, and companions in a patient's home and as temporary staff to health care facilities.
Homemaker Companion - an organization that provides homemakers and companions for elderly and disabled adults. Homemakers provide housekeeping, shopping assistance, meal preparation and other chores. Companions visit clients in their homes, may serve meals, and may accompany clients on outings.
Home Medical Equipment Provider - any person or entity that offers to sell or rent to a consumer any home medical equipment and provides equipment related services such as delivery, set up and maintenance of the equipment.
Health Care Services Pool - a business that provides licensed, certified or trained health care personnel to work as temporary staff for hospitals, nursing homes, residential facilities and other health care businesses.
Home Health Aides are not licensed or certified by the Agency for Health Care Administration or any other state agency. For information about working as a home health aide for a home health agency or nurse registry see the Home Health Aide Fact Sheet