HomeWell Senior Care Review
HomeWell Senior Care is a nonmedical home care agency with locations throughout the United States and Canada. Each location is an independently owned and operated franchise, and HomeWell assigns a care manager to every client in order to develop a comprehensive care plan that matches the client’s needs and budget.
Caregivers are carefully screened, background checked and competency tested to ensure client safety. Daily care logs are maintained by the caregivers and regularly reviewed by the care manager, and HomeWell’s staff team, which includes companions, personal support workers, home health aides and certified nursing assistants.
HomeWell offers a range of nonmedical services that can be customized to meet the needs of each client and their family. Services are largely delivered in the client’s home, which may be a private residence, an assisted living facility, hospital or another setting. There are no long-term service contracts, and clients can cancel scheduled shifts at any time.
Clients say that HomeWell Senior Care services are reliable, professional and flexible. Family members feel comfortable leaving their loved ones in the care of HomeWell caregivers.
What You Need to Know About HomeWell Senior Care
- Franchised locations throughout the United States and Canada
- Provide a range of nonmedical care services to adults and seniors, including those living in long-term care facilities
- HomeWell caregivers complete a comprehensive background check, reference check and competency testing
- Each client assigned a dedicated care manager regardless of care level
- Caregivers include companions, personal support workers, homemakers, home health aides and certified nursing assistants (CNAs)
- Offer different levels of service that can be customized to each client
What Senior Care Services Does HomeWell Senior Care Provide?
Personal Care Services
HomeWell Senior Care caregivers provide a wide range of nonmedical services designed to help clients remain safely in their own home, whether that’s a private residence, an assisted living facility or another setting.
HomeWell Senior Care offers two levels of personal care: Companion Care and Basic Care.
Companion Care is the most-affordable level of in-home care offered by HomeWell Senior Care. This level of service can include:
- Daily check-ins
- Help with pet care
- Light housekeeping
- Grocery shopping
- Meal preparation
- Transportation to medical appointments and social outings
Basic Care is geared towards clients who need help with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, dental care and toileting. This level of care includes all the services provided through Companion Care plus additional nonmedical assistance with personal care. Basic Care service may also include:
- Medication reminders
- Wellness checks
- Continence care
- Observation and documentation
- Activation and transfers
Seniors, people with disabilities or complex medical conditions, and those who are recovering from a serious illness or injury often require specialized in-home support. HomeWell Senior Care’s Specialty Care service is the highest level of care offered by the company, and it is geared towards those who need all of the services offered under Companion and Basic Care plus a number of specialized services delivered by highly skilled caregivers.
Specialty Care services are delivered by HomeWell’s most experienced caregivers including home health aides and Certified Nursing Assistants. This level of care may be ideal for adults and seniors who:
- Require in-home hospice care
- Have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia
- Are living with a chronic disability that impairs their ability to move about their environment
- Want to recover from a serious illness in the comfort of their own home rather than a hospital or rehab center
- Live with a mental illness that limits their ability to manage day-to-day tasks
Specialty Care services can include a wide range of supports designed to provide clients with the help they need to manage their health and wellness, including:
- Memory care
- Incontinence care
- Ostomy care
In some situations, Specialty Care services can be used to delay or prevent placement in a long-term care facility. These services can also give clients the extra one-on-one support they need to remain in a noninstitutional care-setting such as an assisted living community.
Hourly, Live-In and 24-Hour Care
HomeWell Senior Care services are designed to be flexible in order to meet the needs of every client and their family. The company offers care on an hourly, 24-hour and live-in basis.
Hourly services are best suited to clients who need a helping hand on for a few hours each day, or a few days each week. Caregivers can be scheduled at a time that best suits the client, whether that’s first thing in the morning to help with personal hygiene, mid-day to accompany the client to medical appointments and run errands, or to provide family caregivers with relief from their nightly caregiving routines.
Live-in care includes all of the same types of service available on an hourly basis, but the caregiver stays with the client for 24, 48 or 72 hours at a time. Clients who opt for live-in care can expect to be assigned two or more caregivers in order to ensure continuity of service. This level of care can be a good option for seniors who need the type of nonmedical care and support provided in an assisted living setting, but who want to age in place in their own home.
24-hour care provides clients with continuous support from a team of highly skilled, compassionate caregivers who work in shifts. This level of care is best suited to those who need around-the-clock supervision and assistance, such as those living with advanced Alzheimer’s disease.
What Are People Saying About HomeWell Senior Care?
HomeWell Senior Care is known for its excellent customer service and high-quality, client-centered care. A family member wrote, “We use this HomeWell Senior Care and they are wonderful. Before anything started the [franchise] owner comes to our house to evaluate my mom and he is always there when I have any questions. They come to see mom two times a week to help her do chores and take here to the doctor if they need to. They do strengthening exercises with her that is great. I would recommend this to anyone.”
Clients also find that HomeWell Senior Care can make the transition from hospital to home easier and safer. According to one client, “It became difficult for me to take care of my husband following his back surgery and his six month stay in the hospital due to complications. I contacted HomeWell Senior Care … we began getting help for my husband three days a week for three hours each day. As a result of the care received, I was able to either leave the house to run errands or just go in the bedroom, shut the door and rest. I highly recommend HomeWell Senior Care services.”
How Much Does HomeWell Senior Care Charge for Home Care?
Home care costs vary based on several factors, including the type of services required, how often one needs assistance, and the timing of the services (i.e., overnight vs. daytime care). Where you live also has a significant impact on the cost of home care, as national chains scale their local prices to the cost of living in a given area.
When planning for home care costs, keep in mind that the national average cost is about $24 per hour, though prices in your location may be higher or lower. You can contact a Family Advisor at (800) 973-1540 to learn more about home care costs and payment options in your area.
Who Should Consider HomeWell Senior Care?
HomeWell Senior Care services are targeted towards seniors who need some nonmedical help in order to stay in their homes, as well as those who require additional one-on-one support in a hospital, nursing facility or assisted living setting. The company also offers customizable in-home care services to adults who require hospital-to-home transition support following surgery, a major illness or an accident.
This home care provider may be ideal for:
- Seniors: Elders who need assistance with day-to-day activities such as preparing meals, running errands and light housekeeping may find that HomeWell Senior Care’s Companion Care provides the right level of support.
- Adults who need help with activities of daily living: Skilled, compassionate caregivers can provide one-on-one assistance with personal hygiene, dental care, bathing and grooming, as well as toileting and continence.
- People recovering from a major illness or surgery: It’s common for people to struggle with everyday tasks following hospitalization, an operation or treatment for diseases such as cancer. Compassionate, experienced caregivers can help make the transition home easier, safer and more comfortable.
How to Get Started with HomeWell Senior Care
Contact a Family Advisor at (800) 973-1540 for more information about HomeWell Senior Care’s offerings in your area and to connect with a local home care provider. Our knowledgeable Family Advisors can provide one-on-one guidance to help you find the best home care service for your needs and budget, all at no cost to you. No matter where you are in the process of choosing a home care provider, a Family Advisor can help.