Home Instead Senior Care - Des Moines, IA

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Reviews of Home Instead Senior Care - Des Moines, IA


based on 15 Reviews

Patricia H.1 December 31, 2015

I am a current client of this provider

My caregiver is thorough and she does not waste time. I cannot believe all she does in a short amount of time.



Mary Emry December 30, 2015

I am a current client of this provider

I don’t know what I would do without my Home Instead friend.



Caring102909450 April 20, 2015

I am a current client of this provider

Home Instead Senior Care is who I have now; it has been about a year. I think they do a very good job. They’re usually very cooperative. They do their best to make sure that they can schedule people when they need them.



Judith Cameron February 27, 2015

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We are very happy with the office here and the staff. Everyone is always pleasant and caring. The young lady who comes to our home is excellent and we like her very much.



jim doesnt care November 25, 2014

I am a past client of this provider

We found home instead to be an excellent for my mom. She seemed to thrive with the care she received. I would definitely recommend home instead to everyone wanting excellent individual care



Vivien1 March 20, 2013

I am a past client of this provider

I have gotten very good service. They have helped me a lot.



Erdyne March 20, 2013

I am a current client of this provider

Service has been very efficient and I have not had problems. The service is great.



Lucie 1 December 17, 2012

I am a past client of this provider

Home Instead caregivers are okay. They helped me with some house chores. I actually wish I have them now.



Doris H November 20, 2012

I am a current client of this provider

We're very pleased with the service we have received from Home Instead. We couldn't be more pleased.



closetoperfect November 08, 2012

I am a current client of this provider

I could not be more pleased with my friendly worker. She is very close to perfect. I could not do without her.


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From Home Instead Senior Care - Des Moines, IA


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 - Des Moines, IA


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

  • 6900 University Avenue, #135
    West Des Moines, IA 50324

Transportation

  • Yes

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