Questions to Ask When Searching for Home Care in Pinellas County and St Petersburg

If you’re considering in home care for yourself or your loved one you may be unsure of where to start. Below you will find some questions that are helpful when you are speaking with representatives from home care agencies. The answers to these questions will help you zero in on who will be the best fit for you and your family members.

  • What type of licensure do you have?
  • Are your caregivers insured?
  • What is your hiring and screening process for caregivers?
  • How do you oversee the caregivers?
  • Is there a contract for services?
  • Do you have a minimum number of service hours required?
  • Do you provide 24 hour care?
  • Do rates change on weekends and after business hours?
  • How often can I change my loved ones care schedule?
  • What happens if my caregiver is late, calls off or does not show up?
  • Is someone on-call 24/7?

If you need more background information on private duty home care before you really begin your search, check out these 2 minute tips.

Published Date: July 28, 2014

What Others Are Saying About Bayshore Home Care

  • I was apprehensive about engaging a service here not being familiar with the companies and concerned about my wife’s care while I was away working but it has worked out beyond our expectations. We both felt 100% secure and confident that [our caregiver] would properly…

    Lorenzo P.

  • To our friends at Bayshore: Congratulations for being among the best Tampa Bay companies to work for! We are on the receiving end of your great company and very much appreciate the care you provide.

    Rebecca J.

  • There is just no way that I can express my appreciation for what you have done for my Aunt over the years. With me being out of state, I cannot tell you what a Godsend you all have been and how you have cared for…

    Barbara C.

  • I want to thank you for making it possible for my mother to live at her home. Your caregiver made sure my mother took her medication, got nourishment, and made sure she was safe and comfortable.

    John V.

  • I want to thank the staff of Bayshore for the fine service provided to my father over the past four years while he was in his home and then a resident in an assisted living facility. Everyone was very responsive to my requests and always…


  • Whether our residents need help with medications, bathing, companionship or just someone to lend a loving ear, the entire Bayshore team always responds promptly and has proved to us time and time again that they truly care.

    Senior Living Community
    Executive Director

  • Without Bayshore Home Care and the care and companionship they provided, I fear that my client would have been institutionalized. Your caregivers enabled my client to live in her home and enjoy a greatly enhanced quality of life as she was provided with the proper…

    Elder Law Atty.
    Pinellas County

  • Thank you so much for the caregivers you have provided for us. As you know, my husband had a very difficult post- operation period. I think that he has turned a corner now and is improving daily. The care that your staff provided made a…

    Janice M.

  • I really value the fact I do not have to worry about my mom while she is in your care. I also really value the socialization she is getting from your caregivers.

    Dean W.

  • The caregiver you sent us is a great communicator and provides a great loving environment for my Grandparents.

    Stacy M.