AmeriCare Home Health is a Medicare certified Home Care agency owned by clinicians who care. AmeriCare is owned by clinicians, not by businessmen whose main focus is the bottom line. Co-owner Anthony Hicks is an Occupational Therapist born and raised in Jacksonville. Co-owner Tom Gibson has a background in Physical Therapy and made Jacksonville his home ten years ago.
Working for other home care agencies, Anthony and Tom saw some disturbing commonalities. As a marketer in the field, Tom, far too often, found himself having to apologize for poor patient care, and making excuses for the agency not being able to back up the level of service that he was promising his referral sources. Anthony, providing care to patients as an occupational therapist on a contract basis for many local agencies, noticed a lack of emphasis on the quality of care patients were receiving from the agencies. Short visits and poor patient outcomes were far too common. Emphasis on revenue, rather than patient needs, seemed to be the norm.
In 2004, Anthony and Tom opened AmeriCare Home Health, where quality is the focus. As clinician-owners, Anthony and Tom take a very "hands-on" approach with operating AmeriCare. An example of this is recruiting proven, like-minded staff, those who we knew to be the strongest in the area. Caregivers that we knew we could trust to take care of patients the same way they would. After all, an agency is only as good as the quality of its staff it provides.
What Makes Us the Best
Results: Under our care, patients functional levels improve, as evidenced by the Federal Quality Measurement tracking system.
Convenience: As a full-service home health agency, our staff is able to accommodate your referral needs (we'll come to you). We will assist in coordinating any medical equipment or pharmaceutical needs.
Accountability: AmeriCare is locally owned and operated by clinicians who demand and achieve excellence. They ensure this by being just a phone call away.
Anthony Hicks, Co-Owner of AmeriCare Home Health. He was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. He attended Florida State University and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University where he received his degree in Occupational Therapy in 1996. In 2001 Anthony founded Independence Again, a staffing company for local home care agencies. In 2004, he dissolved Independence Again to co-found AmeriCare Home Health. Anthony was married to his wife, Katherine in 2006 and they have two children.
In February 2010 then Gov. Charlie Crist appointed Co-Owner Anthony Hicks, OT/R to the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Anthony continues to serve on the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy today serving as Board Chairman, Budget Liaison, Legislative Liaison and CE Committee Co-chair.
Tom Gibson, Co-Owner is a native Floridian who has made Jacksonville his home since 2000. As a young man, Tom proudly served in the U.S. Army and is a Veteran of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He is married and has three beautiful children. With a background in physical therapy, Tom realizes the importance of the quality of care a patient receives. Tom and Anthony opened AmeriCare Home Health is 2004 vowing to be advocates for their patients and never compromising the quality of care.
AmeriCare Home Health is committed to being a leader in providing quality home health care essential to improving the well being of our clients. Our commitment to quality demands the highest level of professionalism in achieving the goals of our clients regardless of race, religion, economic or social condition or political belief.