Home Instead Senior Care - Philadelphia, PA

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based on 6 Reviews

55n00p August 09, 2011

I am a current client of this provider

My stepfather is in his 70s. Ill be polite and not give away his age. Two years ago he was diagnosed with liver cancer. As we all know that form of cancer has nowhere to go but_ up. Thats right to the brain. This last month (June) the lesions in his brain had been causing dementia and paranoia. It was beginning to take its toll on my mother and I. So we contacted Home Instead Senior Care. I use to be skeptical but we had recently a few years earlier used another form of assisted living organization for another family member. Sitting down with these people help you sift through the bad press that nurses aids or senior homes may have. It was important we did not put my stepfather into an actual home. Hes dying but I want him to pass on at home. They send a nurse aid whenever we need her. My mother and I can go on with our own responsibilities now. The nurse sits with him, shops for us when we cant, prepares his meals and even helps him with his bathroom trips and walks outside. It really is a Godsend, truly is. And everyone who works for this office of this company seem to have their own personal experiences of what were dealing with. That makes for a great rapport with the nurses who do come out.


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From Home Instead Senior Care - Philadelphia, 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 - Philadelphia, PA


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

  • 1211 Chestnut St, Suite 905
    Philadelphia, PA 19107

Transportation

  • Yes

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