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How to Stay Active During the Warm Summer Months

With the days getting warmer, and the nights stretching out a little bit longer, the summer season is once again upon us. With the heat ever increasing, it’s very important to remember that the list of activities you perform daily must change with the seasons.  The physical stress upon your body can be very severe during the hotter months, and even the recovery time for procedures can be very different.

One of the most important aspects of seasonal climate change can be the necessity for additional water to stay healthy and hydrated.  Simple activities like regular walks and light exercises that may be done during the cooler months, can cause your body to react quite differently during the warmer months. Monitoring your heart rate, and making sure to not over-exert yourself should be regular occurrences.  Learning to pace yourself during the warmer months is a good practice. Remember to keep track of how long your walk is, or set reminders to let you know when you should take a break.


SurfMed Team Meets with Director of Medicaid to Discuss Any Willing Provider Provision


WP_20140313_003Recently, SurfMed joined other Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Providers in Tallahassee, Florida to meet with the Director of Medicaid at the Agency for Health Care Administration. The main topic was the lack of effort assuring proper implementation of the Any Willing Provider provision of the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care program.

The Any Willing Provider provision, or AWP, was crafted into the sweeping Medicaid reform law because it was revealed in other states, where Medicaid programs were handed over to private companies, that DME monopolies were quickly created that forced 80 to 90 % of all DME providers out of business. Most important, patient choice was stifled at the expense of quality care.

With a clear negative history for DME under managed care, AWP required all Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to contract with every qualified DME provider in the state who agrees to meet the lowest negotiated price. Currently MCOs have contracted with third party administrators that are not contracting with everyone and those trying to contract are throwing out unrealistic prices in order to drive market share to their in-house companies, which is a violation of the legislative intent.

We are proud to always stand for the law and what is right in health care. If you have an issue Medicaid, please give SurfMed a call and we will try to help.SurfMed, a sister company of Caring Home Care, has been concerned about this for some time and came together with other like-minded small DME companies to provide AHCA with examples of violations.


Caring Home Care and SurfMed Officials Attend Groundbreaking Ceremony for The Residence of United Home Care

CHC UHC ground breakingSurfMed and Caring Home Care were one of the invited guest in attendance at the ground breaking ceremony for United Home Care’s first Assisted Living facility, The Residence of United Home Care.

When completed in November, there will be over 125 beds, in this mixed income facility catering to Private pay, Medicare and Medicaid patients.  The property is being constructed on the grounds of Baptist Hospital West, near Krome Avenue and Kendal Drive in west Miami Dade County.

The ceremony was a joyous event with UHC employees, patients, bankers and many politicians. Surfmed and Caring Home Care work with all the politicians and health care officials and is one of the primary vendors of Untied Home care.  Our prices and services were praised by officials who know us and who know that in this new health care world, being the best at these is essential.

We are excited by this new venture of United Home Care and ready to service all the patients.


Caring Home Care, Inc Announces New Location in Tampa, FL


October 25, 2013tampa


Caring Home Care, Inc. is proud to announce their newest office opening in Tampa, FL. The office will have the ability to cooridnate and organize all types of home care services including live in aides, respite care, personal care assistance, homemaker and companion care.  In addition, the sister company, SurfMed offers a large selection of top manufactures home medical equipment and supplies ranging from portable oxygen systems to incontinent care products.

“We thrilled about our new expansion and look forward to not only meeting our community servicing their healthcare needs,” says Jay Rittenburg, President of Caring Home Care.  The expansion will help them reach a broader base of seniors looking for excellent home care services and products in the Tampa Bay area.

With current locations in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach , Jupiter, Orlando and Brevard, the Tampa office will provide the first Florida location on the west coast.


The Tampa Office is located at 8270 Woodland Center Blvd #105?, Tampa, FL 33614. The office can be reached by calling (813) 769-3550 or email