Reviews of Home Instead Senior Care - Lexington, MA
RKM1930 September 15, 2015
I am a past client of this provider
Home Instead took care of my aunt for over 3 years. They allowed our family to have her stay in her home which is what she always wanted. My aunt suffered from Alzheimer's and was very difficult to deal with the last year or so but the people from home instead took such great care of her. The women that came to the house had such compassion for her and understood that it was her disease not her that was being difficult. They said that they had gone through some type of training with home instead to understand how to handle issues with Alzheimer's. Two of my aunt's care givers even came to her funeral on their own time. My family was very impressed by that level of commitment. We would recommend Home Instead to any family looking for help.
Parislady17 February 23, 2015
I am a current client of this provider
The staff from Home Instead have been patient and very caring working with my mother who is struggling with physical limitations and emerging cognitive problems. She is very unhappy about needing care and insists on being in her own home. Home Instead has allowed me to be able to keep her in her home with the piece of mind knowing that she is cared for 24/7. This is critical as I live out of state and need to be able to trust that my mom is being cared for with compassion and safety. I have been impressed with staff's willingness to be flexible and to respond immediately to any questions or concerns I have had. They are always just a phone call away which gives me important peace of mind.
From Home Instead Senior Care - Lexington, MA
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 - Lexington, MA
- 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
5 Militia Drive
Lexington, MA 02421
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