Reviews of Home Instead Senior Care - Vancouver, WA
Kathy711032 March 04, 2017
I am a past client of this provider
Hiring a caregiver from Home Instead is very expensive. I couldn't go on paying because it was $25 an hour. They didn't make it super clear that there was a non-refundable $75 charge. The caregivers were all good, but maybe they can improve on their cooking skills. The biggest thing was they were flexible with timing. If you needed to make a change because of an appointment, they were so good about changing it. They were friendly and eager to help. I felt assured that I was going to get the help we needed.
Susan77488050 February 24, 2014
I am a current client of this provider
We found Home Instead Senior Care, got their services for my husband, and we are very pleased. It's all working out very well and we had been with them from last October until now. We chose them because probably because the quality of the caregiver that came to us in the beginning was just excellent. She is very creative, very clever, and able to transition from one phase of what's going on with my husband to another and I am just very pleased with her. She provides bathing, meal preparation, small housekeeping duties, she walks with him, she engages him in conversation and she is just very adaptable to doing all the things that he needs to have done. I like the management too so everything worked out really well.
emiko May 11, 2012
I am the primary care provider for my mother and receive supplemental help from Home Instead--three days a week five hours per day. On occasion, I have them provide almost round-the-clock care and because of the excellent care they provide, I can be worry-free while out of town or otherwise occupied. The administrative staff and care givers are friendly, professional and very hard working. A couple of weeks ago, Mom had an unexpected hospital stay...Home Instead immediately came by and dropped off flowers and baloons. What a nice thing to do! I would encourage any family to consider home care before anything else and begin with Home Instead!
From Home Instead Senior Care - Vancouver, WA
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 - Vancouver, WA
- Full Service Agency
- Agency Extra Each Home Instead Senior Care&Reg 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
Types of care
- Transportation Yes
- Doctor Visit Companionship
- Light Housekeeping
- Transfer Assistance
- Dressing And Grooming
- Bathing And Toileting
- Walking Wheelchair Assistance
- Memory Care
- Meal Preparation
- Errand And Grocery Assistance
- In Person Interviews
- Reference Checks
- Driving Record Check
- Residency Confirmation
- Drug Screening
- Continual Training
- Family Communication
- Transition Issues
- Memory Care Training
- Training Areas Extra The Aging Process, How To Keep The Client And Care Giver℠ Safe, Building Relationships, Alzheimer's Or Other Dementias Care
- Payroll Provided For Caregivers
- Bonded And Insured
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