Whitsyms’ Workers’ Compensation Home Care Program
Whitsyms Nursing Service, an American In-Home Care Company, has been a leader in Florida home health care since 1992. Workers’ Compensation cases are one of our strengths. As part of the services it provides, Whitsyms Nursing Service refers care providers to clients receiving workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation home care program services include working closely with claims professionals and physicians to ensure that we assign the most appropriate care provider to meet the needs of the injured worker.
Whitsyms’ goal is to be part of a system that enables injured workers to recover from their injuries and return to work as soon as possible. In addition to ensuring the best possible fit between the injured worker and the referred care provider, we also provide patient progress reports on a regular basis as required by the stakeholders. The information we obtain from the care providers helps stakeholders efficiently manage the needs of the injured worker.
Whitsyms responds quickly to requests for service.
Whitsyms’ Networks include, but are not limited to:
- Cypress Care / Health Care Solutions
- First Health
- Integrated Health Plans
- Intragroup Disability Management
- MCMC (MCAS)
- MTI America
- One Call
- Progressive Medical
- QRS Managed Care Service
- Southeast Medical Services
Please call us if your Network is not listed above.
We provide referral services for:
- Registered Nurses
- Licensed Practical Nurses
- Certified Nursing Assistants
- Home Health Aides
Our pool of care providers is comprised of a diverse group of well-trained, experienced, licensed/certified and insured professionals. We offer multi-lingual caregivers fluent in English, Spanish, Creole, or French. All care providers have passed a Level 2 background screening in accordance with Florida state law and the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
Skilled Nursing Care for Workers’ Compensation Patients
Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) provide skilled nursing care for injured workers at home or wherever needed. They are responsible for carrying out the physician’s “Medical Plan of Treatment” and reporting the patient’s progress to the physician and all claims professionals in a timely manner.
Personal Care for Workers’ Compensation Patients
Certified Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides assist injured workers as necessary with the activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL).
The services provided include:
- Bathing and grooming
- Ambulation (walking)
- Transfers (getting into and out of bed, chairs, wheel chairs, onto or off a toilet, etc.)
- Toileting and Incontinence care
- Light housework
- Medication reminders
- Doing dishes
- Shopping / Errands
- Preparing meals
- Travel care assistance
- Passive exercises
Catastrophic Injuries – Workers’ Compensation
Whitsyms Nursing Service is familiar with the needs of individuals requiring care for catastrophic losses such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burns, stroke and/or other significant traumas. Whitsyms becomes an integral part, working with the team of care providers coordinating the most appropriate care to reach the optimum outcome.
In addition to referring Certified Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides, Whitsyms refers Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses who provide excellent skilled nursing care for workers suffering from catastrophic injuries. Whitsyms refers experienced nurses who keep up to date with best practices in workers’ compensation medical issues through continuing education, important factors in promoting favorable patient outcomes and tangible savings for employers and insurers.
We provide Home Health Care and Nursing Referral Services in the state of Florida including: Alachua, Baker, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, De Soto, Duval, Flagler, Glades, Hendry, Hernando, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter and Volusia Counties.