Offering the combination of home care, home health care and geriatric care management, CareForce is able to adapt to the needs of our clients as their care requirements change over time. A family-owned company, CareForce is known for its care without compromise, exceptional customer service, extraordinary employees, rapid response times and guaranteed reliability. Guided by its mission, professional ethics and family values, CareForce has served the greater Seattle area throughout King County and Snohomish County with distinction since 1999. The local owners of CareForce have Masters Degrees in Nursing and Social Work from Washington universities. These founders have over 65 years of professional health care experience and are committed to continuous improvement of the services CareForce provides.
Outstanding employees are essential to great care. CareForce hires only those caregivers who clear national background, license, and caregiving reference checks. Special checks of abuse, neglect or exploitation findings as determined by DSHS investigations are also conducted. All caregivers are fully insured, have professional caregiving experience, and pass a skills test and a written competency test. CareForce offers its caregivers industry leading compensation, paid leave time, free ongoing training and round the clock supervision by RN's or MSW's in order to attract and keep these very special people. As a result, our caregiver retention rate is 40% higher than the industry average for home care aides. Client surveys reveal that over 98% of our customers would use CareForce again and refer friends and family to our services.
These are among the the reasons that an an independent panel of eldercare experts chose CareForce "Best in Home Care - Home Health" from 2010-2012. This prestigious panel was chaired by Nancy Hooyman, PhD, Dean Emeritus of the University of Washington School of Social Work, and nationally recognized for her work in Gerentology and Caregiving.
2010-2012 were the only years that "The Senior Living Guide" was issued by the publishers of Seattle Magazine.
January 2014 marks the 15th Anniversary of CareForce.
Since 1999, CareForce has provided support that has allowed over 4,000 seniors and persons with chronic or disabling illness to remain in the comfort of their own homes. CareForce has repeatedly won awards for the excellence of its caregivers and customer service representatives. Since opening, CareForce has demonstrated more effective practices and better client outcomes for our clients and for our industry colleagues. By doing so, we help not only the individuals and families we serve, but we contribute to improving the quality of care for the broader community in which we live.
CareForce Owner Susan "Sam" Miller, accepted an invitation to become a member of the University of Washington
School of Nursing Advisory Board in October, 2013.
Ms. Miller, received her Masters Degree in Nursing from this Top Ranked Nursing Program in 1982. Sam is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) and a Clinical Specialist in Psychiatric Nursing. Sam's knowledge, experience, leadership and involvement in the practical and research based nursing community allows CareForce to stay on the leading edge of evidence based practice. As Clinical Director, her responsibilities are broad and essential to the day to day care received by each client of her Award Winning Home Care and Home Health Company.
CareForce Owner Susan "Sam" Miller, MN, '82, discusses how her association with the Geriatric Professionals Network at the University of Washington School of Nursing has enhanced her work as Clinical Director of CareForce
CONNECTIONS, Fall 2013, the U W School of Nursing Alumni Magazine has Sam's comments on the value of her relationship with the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging in the article "Bringing Insights Out to Caregivers About Aging"