Reviews of Home Instead Senior Care - Union City, CA
Mairi's Mom September 30, 2015
I am a current client of this provider
My mother passed away in January and I live two hours away from my 92-year-old dad. While he is in pretty good physical and mental health, he doesn't cook and isn't used to basic housekeeping. He reluctantly agreed to try having Kim Q., a caregiver from Home Instead, come to his home four mornings a week for a one month "trial" to clean, cook lunch and provide companionship. Fast-forward eight months: when I visit, the house is immaculate, the refrigerator is stocked with plenty of nutritious food that can be reheated in the microwave, and my dad is in good spirits with his new routine. His caregiver is reliable, responsible, personable, and willing to spend time with my dad doing her work but also sharing a cup of coffee and a board game. I can't tell you what a relief it is to know that Dad is well taken care of!
From Home Instead Senior Care - Union City, 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 - 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 - Union City, CA
- 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
4 Union Square, Suite A
Union City, CA 94587
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