Quality Management is the bedrock of a successful business; it assures excellent service, high employee satisfaction, and positive community relations. QHCS Management Team is dedicated to making these very practices the core of our management structure.
Quality Home Care Services provides its residents the opportunity to live with independence and spend more time doing the things they enjoy-all with the peace of mind that someone is always there to help. QHCS has created a warm and inviting living atmosphere, designed to assist those who may need a little help with daily task but who do not require nursing care. If you are looking for an Assisted Living Residence, QHCS may be the place for you. We invite you to tour our residence and explore how QHCS can best meet your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
QHCS is here to answer your questions. If your question is not listed below, please contact us that we may assist you. Your questions are important to us.
What is assisted living?
A residential facility that provides direct physical assistance with or the supervision of the activities of daily living, the self-administration of medication and other similar services to include monitoring resident activities to help ensure their health, happiness, safety, and wellbeing.
What are the benefits of living in an Assisted Living Residence?
Assisted Living Facilities are an ideal housing arrangement for elderly people who are in a transitional stage of aging. Often residents of these facilities make the change if living alone entails too much work or when help is required for daily activities but constant supervision or care isn’t necessary. The difference between assisted living and nursing homes is the autonomy and control residents have in their day-to-day lives. Allowing residents to continue acting independently is a key facet of assisted living.
Do you have a waiting list?
Do you allow pets?
Pets are allowed in the facility for therapeutic purposes; however, pets are not allowed to stay at the facility.
Can I still use my personal physician?
Can I customize my residence?
Yes. You may customize your living quarters.
How does assisted living differ from a nursing home?
A nursing home is a place for people who don’t need to be in a hospital but can’t be cared for at home. Most nursing homes have nursing aides and skilled nurses on hand 24 hours a day. While nursing homes and assisted living residences require help with some daily activities such as housekeeping or need reminders to take medications, residents of assisted living communities are more self-sufficient than individuals in nursing homes. Structured activities are also a feature of assisted living communities. These can include, for example, group outings, guest lecturers or social and recreational events.
What kind of environment can I expect at an assisted living community?
Each assisted living community has its own character resulting from design and location choices. Housing options also vary. Assisted living communities share a common goal of providing maximum independence in a safe, residential setting with individualized care and assistance. Residents can expect many opportunities for social interaction with family and life-long friends as well as new neighbors. Programs and amenities will vary by community.
Assisted living residences may be part of a retirement community, nursing home or elderly housing facility. Whatever the setting, assisted living offers the opportunity for residents to continue living as independently as possible with the benefit of a readily available support system.
Is public funding available to help low or moderate-income seniors with the cost of assisted living?
Yes. The majority of residents in assisted living communities pay for housing and services with private funds generated through the sale of the resident’s home, personal income and/or family support. Alternative financial resources may be available from state long term care programs. For former military personnel and their spouses, there may be assistance available through the Veteran’s Administration.
Where can I turn for more information on assisted living?
http://ahca.myflorida.com | Agency for Health Care Administration, Phone toll-free at (888) 419-3456, or by mail at: Agency for Health Care Administration, 2727 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308
What is your policy on in-person visitation?
Quality Home Care Service visitation policies and procedures are outlined in this section.
(a) QHCS allows in-person visitation in all of the following circumstances unless the resident, client, or patient objects:
1. End-of-life situations.
2. A resident, client, or patient who was living with family before being admitted to the provider’s care is struggling with the change in environment and lack of in-person family support.
3. The resident, client, or patient is making one or more major medical decisions.
4. A resident, client, or patient is experiencing emotional distress or grieving the loss of a friend or family member who recently died.
5. A resident, client, or patient needs cueing or encouragement to eat or drink, which was previously provided by a family member or caregiver.
6. A resident, client, or patient who used to talk and interact with others is seldom speaking.
7. For hospitals, childbirth, including labor and delivery.
8. Pediatric patients.
(b) QHCS visitation policies and procedures may require a visitor to agree in writing to follow the provider’s policies and procedures.
QHCS may suspend in-person visitation of a specific visitor if the visitor violates the provider’s policies and procedures.
(c) For easy accessibility, QHCS visitation policies and procedures are outlined on the homepage of our website: Qualityhomecreservicesalf.com.
(d) Infection control and education policies for visitors.
All visitors must adhere to the infection control policy as outlined in the CDC Infection Prevention and Control Guideline. To view a copy of the CDC Infection Prevention and Control Guideline, please click the link.
(e) Screening, personal protective equipment, and other infection control protocols for visitors.
All visitors must adhere to the screening, personal protective equipment, and other infection control protocols as outlined in the CDC Infection Prevention and Control Guideline.
To view a copy of the CDC Infection Prevention and Control Guideline, please click the link.
(f) Length of visits.
The length of each visit shall not exceed 2 hours.
(g) Number of visitors.
The number of visitors allowed during the visit shall not exceed 2 or more visitors.
(h) Designation of person responsible for staff adherence to visitation policies and procedures.
The Facility Administrator is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of all visitation policies.
(i) Visitors Proof of vaccination or immunization status.
QHCS does not require a vaccine or proof of such as a condition to visitation.
(j) Consensual physical contact between a resident and a visitor.
QHCS allows for consensual physical contact between patients and their loved ones.