Who we are and what we do

Who we are

Avail Home Care is the premier provider of home care services for Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, Hardee, Highlands, Polk, and Manatee counties.

We’re committed to keeping you or your loved one safe and secure at home, wherever home may be.

24 hours/day, 7 days/week

What We Do

When it comes to finding the right care at home for you or your loved one, the options can seem overwhelming. At Avail, we understand that each person and situation is unique and there’s no “one size fits all” approach. Instead, we’ll meet with you in person to formulate a customized plan of care to fit your individual needs. In addition, we’re committed to ongoing communication with our clients and their families to ensure we’re able to provide for any changing needs as they occur.

(727)-248-0072 (Pinellas, Pasco)

(813) 235-4584 (Hillsborough, Hardee, Highlands, Polk, Manatee)

Our Leadership

Chad Fisher

Director
cfisher@availhomecare.com

Chad Fisher, a native Floridian, knows what service looks like. He joined the Army in 1993 where he trained to become an M1A1 tank driver and became the driver of the 1st tank deployed to Somalia, Africa after the infamous Blackhawk helicopter crash.

Chad completed his duties as a decorated soldier with an honorable discharge and moved back to Florida to pursue his passion of classic cars. He opened a shop in Clearwater and saw lots of success. His clientele was diverse and allowed him to work on a vast array of projects, from aerospace parts, to vintage Porsches, and even Grand Prix race cars. During this time, Chad’s grandfather, with whom he was very close, passed away. This had a huge impact on him and began his desire to really invest in spending time with our senior population. Just as Chad was passionate about the classic cars he worked with, he became equally as interested in learning about the people who may have been the ones to purchase those cars when they were new.

As Chad began to connect with the stories and lives of seniors in our community, his desire to give back and serve those individuals kept building. Today, that has turned into his service with Avail Home Care. Chad and his wife Ashlie live in Clearwater with their 2 young boys. Chad still enjoys working with cars as well as spending time with his family.

Avail Home Care Director - Care Service Area 6 - Jesse Malin

JESSE MALIN

Director
jesse@availhomecare.com

Jesse was immersed in the world of senior care from a young age.  Shortly after graduation from high school, Jesse’s mother was suffering from the effects of a rare neurological disorder.  Jesse made it his personal mission to understand all the resources available to his mom and figure out how to provide the best quality of care.

Jesse attended Cornell University as an undergrad and decided to continue his education at the University of Tampa.  Before graduating with a Masters in Entrepreneurship, Jesse met the team at Avail and immediately was drawn to their passion for senior living.  Jesse joined Avail and hopes to expand their reach and services so as many seniors as possible can benefit from his experience.

Jesse is married to his wife Alyssa Malin who is a Family Nurse Practitioner. They are expecting their first child in the summer of 2019.

Alyssa Malin - Nurse Practitioner - Avail Home Care

Alyssa Malin

Nurse Supervisor
amalin@availhomecare.com

Alyssa Malin is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner.  She is a native to Tampa, Florida and attended the University of South Florida for both her undergraduate and graduate studies.

She began her nursing career as a Registered Nurse working in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Tampa General Hospital.  Her experience working with patients in the acute setting fueled her passion for preventative medicine and primary care.

Alyssa has a keen understanding of the needs of a diverse patient population. Her approach to patient care is all encompassing – she values the medical, social and psychological components of healthcare.

Her goal in practice is to keep patients out of the acute setting and in their homes – healthy and happy.  She loves getting to know patients and their families and has been an excellent resource for patients, caregivers and staff at Avail.

Caregivers

Certified Home Caregiver Professionals

Avail Home Care Caregivers Provider Personal Care in the Comfort of Your HomeWhen you engage someone to provide home care for a cherished family member, you need to know that the caregiver possesses integrity and compassion, as well as all necessary qualifications and certifications.

At Avail Home Care, we treat your family like our own by referring only the highest-quality caregivers who’ve proven their honesty, capability, and passion for the job. To protect you and your loved ones, all caregivers in our network are fully screened, licensed, and insured and must pass an FBI-Level 2 background check before they’re eligible to be referred. In addition, all caregivers are certified in CPR, have received either their HHA (home health care) certification and/or their CNA (certified nursing assistant) license, and have a minimum of at least two years experience in providing home health care. Finally, all caregivers also undergo a complete physical, a tuberculosis screening and a thorough personal and professional reference check.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Caregiving Services

1. Can caregiving services include transportation? Yes, along with other services, caregivers can provide transportation and escort clients to doctor’s appointments, the grocery store, events, to run errands, etc.

 

2. Can caregivers provide services outside of private homes? In addition to providing in-home care, our networker of caregivers can travel to assisted living facilities, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, or any other location the client needs.

Avail Home Care - Our Caregivers are always ready to lend a hand.3. Do the caregivers you refer provide nursing services? We work with a network of RNs (registered nurses) and LPNs (licensed practical nurses) who can provide in-home specialized nursing services, such as wound care, medication management, and assessments in addition to the general caregiver services we provide.

4. Do the caregivers you refer provide hospice care? The caregivers we refer do not provide hospice or palliative care at Avail Home Care. But, at Avail Home Care, we are happy to offer referrals of caregivers who can provide long-term in-home health services for you or a loved one.

5. Do the caregivers you refer offer overnight care? Avail Home Care can refer caregivers who provide 24-hour services, so overnight care can be made available. Caregivers can work at any time that your loved one needs in-home assistance, and we are available 24/7 by phone for support and to answer any questions you may have.

6. Do you accept insurance? In order to make care accessible to those who need it, all forms of long-term care insurance that you may have are accepted. If you do not have a long-term care policy, private payments are also accepted.

7. What certifications do caregivers you refer have? Prior to being eligible to be referred to a family, all caregivers must complete a thorough FBI-2 background check. They are also all CPR-certified, insured, and licensed to provide in-home care. Caregivers can also be CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants) with their HHA (Home Health Aide) certification, as well as licensed nurses (RNs and LPNs). All caregivers hold certifications and licensure authorizing them to provide the care for which they are scheduled. All must carry liability insurance, have direct experience in the service area they are providing, and undergo thorough reference checks and physical screenings. We will only refer a qualified and experienced caregiver to you and your loved ones.

8. Do you have a Different Question about Caregiving Services?

If you have any additional questions about Avail Home Care or the services the caregivers we refer can provide, please feel free to call us at:

  • 727-248-0072 if you or your loved one is located in Pinellas or Pasco counties, or
  • 813-235-4584 if you or your loved one is located in Hillsborough, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee, or Polk counties.

Or contact us using our online form.