Reviews of Home Instead Senior Care - Melville, NY
SnowboardEddie July 08, 2011
I am a past client of this provider
About a year ago my Husband's Aunt fell and broke her hip. We knew she would need care when she got out of the hospital. She is a very strong woman and we knew it would take someone special to be able to care for her. We found Home Instead in Melville, NY. They were close by to our Aunt's house. We called them, and they answered all of our questions. They told us to stop by and they would give us more information. The very next day we went there, and everyone was so nice and helpful. We were able to find an aid called Alice who was a very sweet lady around 55. She has many interests that our Aunt had and we were sure that they would hit it off. They did! Our Aunt loved Alice. She was not only able to help our Aunt physically, but they became good friends. Having someone who shared interests with our Aunt was so helpful. Our Aunt responded to the care very well, and she even made a new friend. After our Aunt was well, Alice was no longer needed, but she has kept in touch with our Aunt. If we ever had to use a home care agency we would use Home Instead. They were the best!
From Home Instead Senior Care - Melville, NY
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 - Melville, NY
- 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
150 Broadhollow Rd, Suite 90
Melville, NY 11747
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