Reviews of Home Instead Senior Care - Charlottesville, VA
Debbie601335 November 02, 2016
I am a current client of this provider
Home Instead Senior Care of Charlottesville is awesome. They come in twice a week from 9:00 to 1:00, and they just basically make sure my husband doesn't wander and keep him company while I do some errands. The caregiver is awesome, and I couldn't find anybody any better. My husband is very much comfortable with the caregiver. They bill twice a month, and the prices are comparable to everywhere else I checked. For the care and the background they have, I just feel very comfortable with them, so for the price, it's fine.
Jennifer Till June 03, 2013
I am a current client of this provider
I wouldn't use anyone else!!!!
I want to share my experience with Home Instead Senior Care because I know what it feels like to be deeply concerned about who goes into your mother and father's home and how they are being treated (behind the scenes). I cannot overstate how kind, patient, upbeat, respectful and compassionate Ann (the Home Instead caregiver) is as she cares for my mother who suffers with dementia. She takes my mother for walks, engages her in activities, shares pleasant conversation, and even took her to have her hair done. While she doesn't remember her name, my mother does remember the kind lady who comes to visit her. I am deeply grateful Home Instead--thank you!
chrlttsvllsusan May 29, 2013
I am a past client of this provider
I want to congratulate Jeanne and her staff at Home Instead Senior Care in Charlottesville, Va. They were recently awarded the JD Power Award for Excellence and there are no doubts in my mind that they earned this recognition. My husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor and his condition rapidly declined. I found myself homebound caring for him until I found Home Instead. Jeanne herself conducted an interview at our home and helped determine our needs. The caregivers were wonderful! From preparing meals for Larry, reading to and with him, feeding my cat his lunch :-) and allowing me to get out for some much needed breathing room and grocery shopping, I gained some freedom back without worrying that my husband would be alone or need help. Toward the end of his battle with brain cancer he suffered a seizure at home while I was out for a short time. The caregiver immediately reached me on my cell, called 911 and followed the rescue squad to UVA Med Center in her car. She waited in the ER until I arrived all the while reassuring my husband that I was on my way and he was not alone.All my neighbors and friends know how highly I praise Home Instead and recommend them without hesitation.
From Home Instead Senior Care - Charlottesville, VA
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.
Features of Home Instead Senior Care - Charlottesville, VA
- Full-service agency. (We directly employ the caregivers we work with.)
- Agency extra: Each Home Instead Senior Care® franchise office is independently owned and operated.
Range of services
- Companion care
- Range of services extra: hospice support, Alzheimer's and other dementias care, chronic conditions
- We interview every team member in person
- We check references
- We check driving records
- We confirm legal U.S. residency
- We require drug screenings
- Staff members receive ongoing/continuing training
- Family Communication
- Transition Issues
- Memory Care
- Training areas extra: the aging process, how to keep the client and CAREGiver℠ safe, building relationships, Alzheimer's or other dementias care
- We handle payroll, benefits, and taxes for our caregivers
- Our business is bonded and insured
400 10th Street NE
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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