Home Instead Senior Care - Marin County, CA

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Reviews of Home Instead Senior Care - Marin County, CA


based on 7 Reviews

M5 April 30, 2013

I am a current client of this provider

Home Instead staffing management approaches each client with a confident calm and matches the right caregivers with the needs of the client. The families face tough decisions and HI really takes placement of their caregivers personally.



Melanie Haiken1 September 01, 2011

I am a past client of this provider

This in-home care agency took on my mother's case, even though she was an extremely challenging patient. They spent a great deal of time understanding our needs as a family and working with us to come up with a plan that worked. They were extremely flexible and understanding. We had to warn them ahead of time that there would be days when she would not let the caregiver inside the house, and indeed that happened and they were very patient. The caregivers were skilled and kind. The service was reasonably priced; it was more expensive than it would have been for us to hire someone independently, but we had the security of agency management and a backup caregiver was available whenever needed.


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From Home Instead Senior Care - Marin County, CA


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 - Marin County, CA


Agency Type

  • 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

Screening

  • We interview every team member in person
  • We check references
  • We check driving records
  • We confirm legal U.S. residency
  • We require drug screenings

Training

  • Staff members receive ongoing/continuing training

Training Areas

  • 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

Payment details

  • We handle payroll, benefits, and taxes for our caregivers

Bonded/insured

  • Our business is bonded and insured

Business Address

  • 350 Ignacio Boulevard, 103
    Novato, CA 94949

Transportation

  • Yes

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