CAREFORCE

Offering the combination of home care, home health care and geriatric care management, CareForce is able to adapt to the needs of our clients as their care requirements change over time. A family-owned company, CareForce is known for its care without compromise, exceptional customer service, extraordinary employees, rapid response times and guaranteed reliability. Guided by its mission, professional ethics and family values, CareForce has served the greater Seattle area throughout King County and Snohomish County with distinction since 1999. The local owners of CareForce have Masters Degrees in Nursing and Social Work from Washington universities. These founders have over 65 years of professional health care experience and are committed to continuous improvement of the services CareForce provides.

Outstanding employees are essential to great care. CareForce hires only those caregivers who clear national background, license, and caregiving reference checks. Special checks of abuse, neglect or exploitation findings as determined by DSHS investigations are also conducted. All caregivers are fully insured, have professional caregiving experience, and pass a skills test and a written competency test. CareForce offers its caregivers industry leading compensation, paid leave time, free ongoing training and round the clock supervision by RN's or MSW's in order to attract and keep these very special people. As a result, our caregiver retention rate is 40% higher than the industry average for home care aides. Client surveys reveal that over 98% of our customers would use CareForce again and refer friends and family to our services.

These are among the the reasons that an an independent panel of eldercare experts chose CareForce "Best in Home Care - Home Health" from 2010-2012. This prestigious panel was chaired by Nancy Hooyman, PhD, Dean Emeritus of the University of Washington School of Social Work, and nationally recognized for her work in Gerentology and Caregiving.

2010-2012 were the only years that "The Senior Living Guide" was issued by the publishers of Seattle Magazine.

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BREAKING NEWS

Caregiver Kathy E. Chosen as the 2015 Home Care Aide of the Year by HCAW

Kathy E., NAR, an outstanding member of the CareForce team for over 13 years was recognized by the Home Care Association (HCAW) as the Home Care Aide of the Year for 2015. Kathy was chosen from many excellent home care aides throughout Washington who were nominated for this special honor. Kathy's special ability to work with memory impaired clients and her willingness to fill in on short notice when needed were among the reasons Kathy was selected.  CareForce is extremely honored that Kathy earned this well deserved honor.  This is the 4th time in 15 years that a CareForce Home Care Aide has received this coveted award. Kathy was joined at the HCAW’s annual conference on April 17th by members of her family and Jolene and Elizabeth as her special CareForce operation staff.  This is the 4th time in 15 years that a CareForce Home Care Aide was honored by HCAW. Congratulations Kathy!

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CareForce Owner Susan "Sam" Miller, meets former U.S. Surgeon General Admiral Regina Benjamin, M.D.
at University of Washington Dean's Club Reception

Ms. "Sam" Miller, RN, MN, ARNP, enjoyed the chance to spend a few moments visitng with the former U.S. Surgeon General, Regina Benjamin M.D..on April 30, 2015. Sam was invited to the Dean's Club reception as a member of the Advisory Board for the School of Nursing at the University of Washington, Ms. Miller and husband Diedrich Meinken, MSW, are co-owners of CareForce. Together they and benefited from an excellent presentation on Prevention in Health Care by Dr. Benjamin. Sam directs all clinical services at CareForce and serves on a number of Boards in the Puget Sound area.

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January 2016 marks the 16th Anniversary of CareForce

Since 1999, CareForce has provided support that has allowed over 4,000 seniors and persons with chronic or disabling illness to remain in the comfort of their own homes. CareForce has repeatedly won awards for the excellence of its caregivers and customer service representatives. Since opening, CareForce has demonstrated more effective practices and better client outcomes for our clients and for our industry colleagues. By doing so, we help not only the individuals and families we serve, but we contribute to improving the quality of care for the broader community in which we live.
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CareForce Owner Susan "Sam" Miller, accepted an invitation to become a member of the University of Washington 
School of Nursing Advisory Board.

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CareForce Owner Susan "Sam" Miller, MN, '82, discusses how her association with the Geriatric Professionals Network at the University of Washington School of Nursing has enhanced her work as Clinical Director of CareForce

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