Reviews of Home Instead Senior Care - Oshkosh, WI
hitekmastr2013 June 28, 2013
I am a past client of this provider
I want to express my appreciation to the Home Instead team for taking such superb care of my mother, who was able to live independently in an apartment until she died at the age of 90. She was only able to maintain her independent lifestyle thanks to Home Instead services. Home Instead helped her with grocery shopping, laundry, housecleaning, cooking, bill paying and other tasks, and on 2 occasions when she had medical crises they came to her aid and saw to her needs in the hospital while she was recuperating. The care provided by Home Instead gave me a sense of confidence that my mother was being cared for, which was especially important since I was located in Pennsylvania and my mother lived in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. A few times I needed to call late at night and someone at Home Instead always answered the phone or got back to me immediately. The care providers were always courteous and considerate to my mother. Their care started out with weekly visits and I was able to increase the visits when needed. My mother was mentally sharp and able to live independently in her apartment until shortly before her death, thanks to the wonderful care given her by the Home Instead team. This was an affordable solution that allowed me to honor my mother's wishes to maintain a dignified, independent lifestyle and avoid moving to a nursing home. My sincere thanks to the Home Instead team.
From Home Instead Senior Care - Oshkosh, WI
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 - Oshkosh, WI
- 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
105 Washington Ave, Suite 248
Oshkosh, WI 54901
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