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 - Lynnwood, WA
Average Rating: based on 1 Review
I am a past client of this provider
When I was looking for in-home care for my mother, I hired this home care agency to take care of her. I did not know anyone to get a recommendation from, so I just randomly chose them based on their website. The managers in the office that I spoke with were always very friendly and helpful, but many of the caregivers were not so good. My mother never had a consistent caregiver and the agency sent different people all the time. When I asked why this happened, they were never able to give me a clear answer. Many of the caregivers did not have very good English skills and it was sometimes difficult to communicate with them. Because of that, I didn't always feel comfortable leaving the house with just the caregiver and my mother there, which was the whole reason for me hiring a caregiver. On the plus side, the prices were affordable and I don't feel like my mother was ever neglected or mistreated. I ended up hiring an individual woman not associated with an agency to care for my mother and that has worked out well.