Home Instead - Oakland, CA

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March 28, 2018

By Terry M

I am a current client of this provider

Dad's Home Instead assistant is caring, experienced, and capable. They both have gotten to know each other and are comfortable being at home or going out for activities and shopping. This is a great relationship for Dad, to spend time with someone outside the family, to make a new friend, and we know he is with someone we can depend on to keep him safe. Home Instead communicates with me directly regarding questions and changes...and I speak with Dad's assistant regularly to share feedback, ideas, and how Dad is doing. All a very personal and supportive experience.

September 21, 2017

By eajoslin


The program managers are extremely professional and competent. The communication exemplary. Our Personal Assistant committed, caring, efficient, honest, dependable--like another family member!!

July 17, 2017

By William

I am a current client of this provider

My mother doesn't like anybody, but she seems to get along with the people from Home Instead Senior Care. They know what they're doing. There are some people who are better suited to handle her negative inclinations and gently get her to do what she needs to do. They're there all day cooking for her, doing her laundry, helping her get up and around, accompanying her when walking, doing general assistance like getting out of bed, and cleaning her up when she soils herself. It's been a month and a half. However, it is very pricey.

July 17, 2017

By Joyce

I am a current client of this provider

We have several caregivers from Home Instead Senior Care. I find that they have difficulty with scheduling or getting people. It seems that a lot of them call off especially on a weekend without giving the agency time to find someone else. You can tell that some had more training than others. I have no complaints about them except for one, but I had asked that she be replaced. When she got here, the first thing she did was sit down and ask me if I had anything to eat. Next thing was she was outside on her phone more than she was inside. She was sitting on her back watching television while Mom was sitting on her chair. Other than that, the agency has really been good. Colleen comes out and checks to see how things are, and she's been very helpful.
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About Home Instead - Oakland, CA


Home Instead 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.

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Services and Amenities of Home Instead - Oakland, CA

Agency Type

  • Full Service Agency
  • Agency Extra: Each Home Instead 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
  • Exercise
  • Walking Wheelchair Assistance
  • Memory Care
  • Companionship
  • Meal Preparation
  • Errand And Grocery Assistance


  • In Person Interviews
  • Reference Checks
  • Driving Record Check
  • Residency Confirmation
  • Drug Screening


  • Continual Training

Training Areas

  • Family Communication
  • Transition Issues
  • Memory Care Training
  • Training Areas Extra: The Aging Process, Building Relationships, Alzheimer's Or Other Dementias Care

Payment details

  • Payroll Provided For Caregivers


  • Bonded And Insured
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