We have a saying at A Family Member HomeCare: “You Can’t Train Nice.”
Almost any so-called caregiver can be trained to assist with activities of daily living. And we have hundreds of applicants who come to our offices annually who can perform these important tasks, but just being skilled with ADLs, activities of daily living, is not at all enough to give proper senior care to our Florida clients. Where we stand apart from other Florida home health agencies in that our caregivers must have a great personality too!
Brian Gauthier, CEO.
Brian has been CEO of A Family Member HomeCare since 2002. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University in business and music, holds an MBA with specialization in Health Sector Management and Policy from the University of Miami and has a Master of Arts degree in Gerontology from the prestigious Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California. He is a current member of the Florida Healthcare Executive Forum and the National Association for Home Care and Hospice. Brian serves on the board of the Joseph Meyerhoff Senior Center/Southeast Focal Point and volunteers at the Hospice by The Sea Care Center in Memorial Hospital South. Community service work includes President of the Rotary Club of Hollywood and co-chairing the Leadership Hollywood Program for the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, and he was awarded Broward Volunteer of the Year in 2010 for his service to the local community.
Veronica Velasquez, Manager of Operations.
Veronica has been with A Family Member HomeCare for ten years and manages the company’s day to day operations. She has a degree in Business Administration from Ecuadorian University, and an MBA from the University of San Francisco, Ecuador. Her interests outside of work include music, sports, volunteering at church, her son’s school, and in the Hospice by The Sea Care Center at Memorial Hospital South.
Fabiola Carofilis, CFO.
Fabiola has been with A Family Member HomeCare for five years and as CFO, manages the agency payroll, billing, insurance, banking, and finance functions. “Fabi” has her degree in finance from Universidad delPacifico in Ecuador and an MBA from Phoenix University. Outside of work she enjoys playing piano, going to the beach, and being with family. She volunteers at the HBS Care Center at Memorial Hospital South.
Debra Bland, Deputy Manager of Operations.
Debbie has been providing nursing and geriatric care services to our clients since 2007. Her experience is extensive and includes supervisory roles in all aspects of home health care. Debbie oversees all caregiver functions, manages all client transitions from facility to home and all in home assessments for insurance carriers. She volunteers as a grief counselor at her church. Debbie is a chip off the ol’ block taking after her mother Terris who also worked for A Family Member HomeCare.
Alison Stoller, RN Director of Nursing.
As a Director of Nursing Alison (Ali) is responsible for performing Client assessments at intake, and establishing physician relationships in order to improve our Client’s compliance with their respective physician’s disease management practice patterns. Ali is a Certified Senior Advisor. She has a degree in Spanish from Trinity College and her BS in Nursing from Cornell University. She has worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, UC San Francisco Hospital, and Memorial Regional Hospital.
Catherine Gauthier, Care Quality.
Catherine has been with A Family Member HomeCare from the beginning working in just about every capacity from answering phones to supervising complex high acuity care in the home. After raising her daughter Catherine went back to school and obtained her LPN license. Care Quality at AFMHC is about providing assistance and guidance to nursing staff in order to maintain best practices when formulating plan of care for our clients.
Keshia McLean, Care Relations Manager.
As a Care Relations Manager Keshia is responsible for monitoring our Client/Caregiver relationships by selecting, coordinating, and scheduling appropriate caregivers for our clients. Keshia has been with A Family Member HomeCare now for over five years. Like Novlett she is gifted at selecting the right caregivers for our clients because she herself was an outstanding caregiver for our clients! She is currently enrolled in the Occupational Therapy curriculum and volunteers weekly at the Hospice By the Sea Care Center in Memorial South Hospital in Hollywood.
Maria Jose Sanchez Maria has been with AFMHC for three years now. She holds a Bachelors in Psychology from University of Central Florida. She wears many hats including processing LTC Claims but is primarily responsible for taking caregiver applications, managing the screening process, and ensuring compliance with Agency For Health Care Administration requirements.
Janey Gauthier, Marketing.
Janey Gauthier is a recent graduate of University of Florida with a masters in marketing. She applies her marketing expertise by helping with advertising, web design, data analysis, and strategy.
are patient and understanding, compassionate and kind, humble and empathic, intelligent and responsible, and sweet and cheerful.
are proactive, taking the initiative in asking our clients periodically if anything is needed.
actively engage our senior clients in order to provide physical, psychological, and social supports making them feel safe, content and happy.
Another way in which our agency stands out from other home health care agencies in Florida is that we support our caregivers with a responsive live 24-hour support team, comprised of a Client Manager, a Care Relations Manager, a Director of Nursing, and a Telephony Manager. Our caregivers receive prompt administrative support and are treated with the respect and dignity that they deserve. Because we treat our Caregivers well, they have less stress in their lives and are better able to focus on providing the loving care and compassionate support that our senior clients deserve!
A Family Member HomeCare assigns only certified Home Health Aides in Florida, Certified Nurse Assistants, RNs, LPNs, and Care Companions. Our certified caregivers must have the appropriate experience to provide senior home care in Florida for our clients. Our proprietary screening processes go far beyond the State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration requirements and include:
Liability coverage to $1,000,000 and theft coverage to $300,000
Workers’ Compensation Protection
Bi-Annual Nationwide Background Screening. State of Florida requirement is once every five years.
Motor Vehicle Report
104 Question Written Test and 40 Point Clinical Skills Assessment in our own Screening Rooms.