Reviews of Home Instead Senior Care - Southwest Oakland County, MI
SMH August 08, 2011
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Home Instead provided competent and compassionate care for both of my parents, Jim and Mary. Although willing, my 5 siblings and I realized that with our 'real-world' schedules, we needed help to care for each of our parents as their health and needs changed. We looked and found Home Instead, who treated my parents as though they were family. Shannon Wygant took a special interest in ensuring my parents and all of us were content with the caregivers, and every-so-often stopped by to check-in. The caregivers took the extra mile to not only help with meals, housekeeping, but created activities suited to each of my parents--------instead of letting them stare out the window or at the TV. All of us kids rotated weekends to be with our parents, but our minds were at ease knowing the caregivers from Home Instead were there---during this part of my parent's life and our lives it could have been more stressful than it was as letting go is not easy. A huge THANK YOU to Home Instead for the competent, compassionate care and the integrity of all involved in the organization.
Sue, on behalf of John, Maureen, Peg, Jim, and Mary
Roger J August 03, 2011
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This company took care of my 2 aunts for over 8 years.The care they recieved was the best that anyone could ask for. I was living in Tennessee at the time. The caregivers became part of the family. I slept good knowing that mt beloved aunts were getting the best care and LOVE on earth. If you would like to speak to me leave your number at Home Instead and I will be glad to answer any questions you may have.
From Home Instead Senior Care - Southwest Oakland County, MI
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 - Southwest Oakland County, MI
- 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
109 Legato Dr.
Walled Lake, MI 48390
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