We hired Visiting Angels for a couple of weeks. They did a great job and did everything we asked them to do and more. I would hire them again. They did a great job in billing and refunded everything we didn't use.
We’ve been using Visiting Angels since December. Initially, it had been very, very good. Lately, it has not. I found Visiting Angels for my husband who has dementia. Visiting Angels was the first to respond to my inquiries and sent us a very nice home assessment gal who found us a very good caregiver. She no longer works for them, however. Then, I ran into problems. The gal in charge of scheduling now said they couldn’t provide us with the caregiving service that I needed. They sent a woman for a couple of days who was very bossy. My husband didn’t like that at all and made a very valid request to not have a female caregiver because he didn’t want to feel like he was being babysat. At first, they sent a really good guy from Mondays to Wednesdays, but they refused to put him into my other empty slots where I had a need even though I know for a fact that he some time open on Fridays or Saturdays. Still, they refused to put him in those slots. They also cancelled on me at the last minute four times in three months, leaving me scrambling when I needed to get to work. When I asked what compensation I would get when they call to cancel at the last minute, they said they would send a substitute, but I’d have no idea who they were sending. It’s common courtesy to tell me the person they said was coming wasn't coming because I would tell my husband that a certain person was coming and then that’s not the person who showed up. With his dementia, that’s very upsetting. The fourth time it happened, they assured me that the caregiver they had scheduled was the one who was showing up. An hour later, they called me up to say he won’t be coming out here after all, and they don’t have anybody to cover for him and they can’t help me out. Later in the week, they called to say they can cover me for three days of the week but not the other two days because, according to the gal doing the scheduling, we won’t take any female caregivers. This request we made is not just for my husband; it’s also for the well-being of the female caregiver because they don't need to be subjected to the unfiltered comments my husband might make to them. I asked if they had an option for me or if I was supposed to go look for another agency, and they said yes. I don’t have any problems with their billing; that part has worked very well. I think they need a lot more professionalism from the scheduler who told me, "I’m sorry, I can't help you because you won’t take a woman." That’s just very unprofessional. She didn’t want to work with me because she can’t meet my requirements.
We have been receiving care from Visiting Angels for over a year now. We like the caregiver a lot. She is very good. She comes every other Monday, and she takes care of the laundry. My wife is comfortable with her.
We got the services of Visiting Angels. We like that this agency provides personalized care and my father-in-law gets to stay in his home. They can do just about everything. He can very much live the lifestyle he is used to and just have someone who can assist him when he needs it. His caregiver is a very good match to him. If he doesn’t like the caregiver, he can request a change from the agency, and he can also change the schedule. They have a very flexible schedule, and they have registered nurses. We are very, very happy with them.
Visiting Angels is an in-home care provider serving Portland, OR and the surrounding area. Visiting Angels offers non-medical services in the home, such as meal preparation, housekeeping, and transportation. Contact the provider for more details on home care services and rates.