Reviews of Home Instead Senior Care - Gettysburg, PA
Jan Mont May 31, 2016
I am a past client of this provider
I recommend Home Instead to everyone who asks about home care. I am retired RN and I was grateful to find and agency who actually cared the their clients and families. There was never a time when I felt like we weren't important to everyone involved with Moms care. I know that Bella and Rebecca went above and beyond to make sure my Mom was well cared for even when I made last minute requests Bella always assured me that it was "no problem and we will take care of it and make it work". I will miss them-Mom always referred to Rebecca as her daughter.
Brenda_M May 09, 2016
I am a past client of this provider
I learned about Home Instead Senior Care through a caregiver's presentation made by Katie of Home Instead. We were in the process of making decisions for my dad (mid to late stages of Alzheimers). At that point, we had decided that we would move in with my parents and help with care that way. As much as I tried, I just couldn't keep up with his wandering during the night and it was also taking it's toll on my mother. I called Gail at Home Instead and explained where we were in the journey. I told her about my dad and our needs. Within a few days we had several caregivers in place for nights. We began with a few nights a week and then began to have someone every night. If there was ever a caregiver that was not a good "fit" for my dad, Gail was quick to make the adjustment. Together we created a team of 3-4 caregivers that covered 7 nights a week. If there was ever any special instructions to pass on to the caregivers all I had to do was email Gail and the instructions were passed on to the caregivers. Communication was amazing. Eventually we needed more help during the day hours and within a few days Gail & Bella were able to fill the slots again making sure that the caregiver was a good "fit" for my dad. During all of this, Gail was super helpful in guiding me and submitting paperwork to the long term care insurance provider that my dad had (and I know from experience with them that was quite a task for her). In the beginning of April, we decided that it was time for the next step which was a full time memory care unit in our home town. Katie and all of the staff were very helpful and encouraging as we made this transition. We would not have been able to keep my dad at home for that time if it wouldn't have been for the great staff at Home Instead. I would recommend Home Instead Senior Care of Gettysburg to anyone in need of great in home care..
From Home Instead Senior Care - Gettysburg, PA
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.
Features of Home Instead Senior Care - Gettysburg, PA
- 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
14 Deatrick Drive
Gettysburg, PA 17325
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