Careforce receives home health license.

CareForce, Inc. announced that it has received its home health license from the Washington Department of Health effective June 1, 2007. The new license allows the locally owned company to add private duty nursing care to its existing service line that includes in-home care, geriatric care management, and distribution of Lifeline© personal alarm systems. CareForce serves older and disabled adults in the comfort of their own homes throughout King and Snohomish Counties. The company is located in Lynnwood and employs over 100 caregivers, and a support staff of 14 that includes four Registered Nurses and two Masters Level Social Workers.

“The addition of skilled nursing services such as medication management, injections, and wound care is a logical step for us as we develop a fully integrated private duty home care system for our clients.” We have always used Registered Nurses to plan and supervise our in-home care services even though this exceeds state requirements and industry standards. Nursing oversight improves the quality of care we deliver, and greatly reduces risk factors for our customers and our caregivers” said Susan “Sam” Miller, MN, RN, co-owner and graduate of the School of Nursing at the University of Washington.

“Studies show that over 80% of adults prefer to age in their homes rather than in care facilities. CareForce is well positioned to help senior and disabled people achieve their goal of aging in place. Some clients come to us with a need for limited assistance, but find their care needs become more challenging with age or changes in health status. The new home health license gives us more tools to maintain continuity of care as client needs become more complex” said company President, Diedrich Meinken, MSW. “Our full range of services really sets us apart from other home care companies.”

Miller and Meinken founded CareForce in 1999 with two employees and a commitment to treat each client as if they were a member of their own family. CareForce has grown to its present size by keeping that commitment, offering exceptionally responsive customer service, and fostering outstanding employee relationships.