From the Provider
Home Instead Senior Care is a non-medical provider of personal care, companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, errands, incidental transportation and even Alzheimer's and dementia care. Our CAREGivers encourage, assist, and stimulate our clients in a variety of activities that improve their quality of life and help them maintain their independence. All of these services allow a senior to stay HOME INSTEAD for a longer period of time.
Home Instead Senior Care - Caregiver Skills
Safety training on home safety, avoiding injury and falls, preventing strain and pain, safety in the kitchen, cautious cleaning, safe driving, outdoor safety hazards, and disease protection and prevention.
Basic training on emergency situations including stroke, falls and fractures and sudden illness, communication tips including communicating to those with dementia or Alzheimer's, activities for seniors to engage in, mealtime preparations, housekeeping tips, signs of abuse, and tips on reducing caregiver stress.
Advanced training on understanding senior illnesses and conditions, depression in seniors, caregiver stress, in-home exercise for older adults, making mealtime fun, communication tips with the senior, their family, and the caregiver's franchise office.
Activity training including reminiscing activities, modifying activities, activities in facilities, adapting activities for those with impairments, different types of engaging activities for older adults such as gardening, mind builders, and crafts and hobbies, and getting a senior involved in the community in places like senior centers, worship services, volunteering and errands.
Reviews of Home Instead Senior Care Atlanta - Central and North
Average Rating: based on 1 Review
I am a current client of this provider
Mama is still in her home and has a caregiver coming in. Mother stuck with her because she likes the lady so well and she's the only one Mother can get along with. Mama has gone through several ladies. She hasn't disliked any of them but she likes her best because she knows how to grocery shop for one person. When Mother says she wants bananas, the lady goes to the store to get her two, not six or seven because she knows they don't last. She has introduced Mother to several different things to eat where Mother would have gotten in a rut about eating and she has helped her with that. She is a Christian which is important to my mother and to me, too. That is a big help.
When she is not working, she checks on Mother. She has called Mother several times especially after one of Mother's friends died and Mother took it real hard. When my mother's little Maltese was killed by a big Rottweiler from next door, she visited Mother on her own time to come by and say she was sorry about the dog. She's just very considerate. She's very polite when she answers the phone. She knows me, remembers my name when I call and she answers the phone for Mother and I appreciate that.
She goes down to the basement and puts washing on and drying and brings it back up for Mother. She's helped her with bathing. I know Mother could bathe herself now but she does it while the caregiver is there and so she will work in Mother's room and change her linens. She does a lot of things that you just don't expect from a home healthcare person.
She treats her like family and when Mama is cranky, she can handle it. She's been the only one who can do it and Mama can get quite cranky. She is great. If she were to change companies, we'd change companies and follow her and Home Instead, though, is great. When Mother needs a doctor's appointment and forgets to call ahead of time to make arrangements, they are very good about getting her for Mother. If she's available, they make sure Mother gets her. I trust her with my mother. I'm pleased with that and Mother has called at the last minute sometimes and there are times when she is not available and Mother will say when is she available. They've been very understanding about Mother calling at the last minute.
I would recommend the caregiver to anybody because she can relate, she's older herself and she is a kind woman. She pays attention to the little things. She does what she needs to do, what Mother has requested and set up for her to do. She gets her to the doctors and does her grocery shopping because Mother just can't do it.