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 - 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 - Indianapolis East
Average Rating: based on 1 Review
I am a past client of this provider
Our family employed Home Instead Senior Care Services for my sister while she lived in my home last year. She has since moved to an assisted living facility. The staff from Home Instead was highly knowledgeable, caring, friendly, empathetic and helpful to my sister as a recovering hemmorraghic stroke patient. She made my sister's daily routine pleasant, regimented and quite manageable for the family. We were delighted to see her arrive each day. She was consciencious, hygenic and industrious in her duties. She arrived on time, went directly to her duties of helping my sister with activities of daily living, meals, light housekeeping, standby assistance with the bathroom, incontinence and transfers when neccessary. She did medical and therapeutic transportation, therapy practice sets, walking therapy and games to aid my sister's recovery process. The quality of care was outstanding and she respected our privacy and my sister's confidentiality in all interactions. The only problem was that the agency caused our family and their staff member some upset and anxiety with sudden and unexpected changes in her schedule. These changes interferred with my sister's therapy schedule and were related to us more than one hour after the expected time of our staff member's arrival time. When we brought this problem to the agency's attention, they tried to blame the staff member and gave her grief about it. This was unprofessional, inappropriate and unfair to the staff member who eventually quit. We were sorry that she quit and felt very sorry about losing such a loyal and committed worker. We wish her the best in the future. We felt the agency trained her well and gave her excellent techniques for every contengency, but should treat their employees better.