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Email: k***@***.org
Community Aging & Retirement Services , Inc.
7505 Rottingham Road
Port Richey , Florida 34668
United States

Company Description: CARES (Community Aging and Retirement Services, Inc.) is a charitable, not for profit 501(c) (3) corporation that provides quality and caring services to meet the...   more


  • bachelor's degree , nursing
    Columbia University
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CARES Community Aging and Retirement Services | Administration [cached]
Home Health Agency Administrator: Karen Alvarez
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Home Health Agency Administrator: Karen Alvarez
Karen Alvarez, administrator ... [cached]
Karen Alvarez, administrator of the CARES Home Health Agency, says, "Elders who may not qualify for this technology under Medicare and private insurance will benefit from daily health management utilizing the Honeywell HomMed monitoring system."
Competition Fierce To Find Good Sitters [cached]
The countywide nonprofit agency CARES (short for Community Aging & Retirement Services Inc.) charges $16 an hour for simple companion care, which means staying with an elderly person who is able to get around the house without much assistance, said Karen Alvarez, the agency's administrator of home health care.
The agency charges $17 an hour if the worker needs to prepare meals or help an older person to the bathroom.
CARES sends a nurse out to the home in advance to evaluate the care level required, Alvarez said.So people wanting respite care over New Year's should call right away.
Some agencies require a minimum stay of three or four hours.So make sure to ask when calling agencies (listed under "home health care" in the Yellow Pages), Alvarez said.
Pasco: What's happening [cached]
Community Aging and Retirement Services recently held a special breakfast to honor Karen Alvarez, administrator of the CARES Home Health Agency, for her 20 years of dedicated service.CARES president Bill Aycrigg honored Alvarez for her dedication and commitment to clients and to the agency while the employees in the Home Health Department lauded her management style and sense of humor.
Alvarez, a registered nurse, came to Florida in 1980 from New York City, where she earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from Columbia University.Five years later, she applied for a job with CARES, then known as the Pasco County Citizens Council of Aging, as a part time nurse and volunteer coordinator.In 1989, when CARES was licensed as a home care agency, she assumed the full time position of administrator and subsequently project director for the CARES Senior Health Clinic.
"I enjoy working for a non profit agency, because ethics and caring are primary," Alvarez said."Our employees are caring and exceptional people."
According to CARES management and staff, Alvarez is one of the most caring and committed.Said Aycrigg: "Karen has been a major leader in the growth and diversification of CARES services to elders and their family members in West Central Florida.
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