Home Instead - Schenectady, NY

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October 30, 2015

By Anonymous112440650

I am a past client of this provider

I just fired Home Instead, and I was very unhappy with it. Someone was supposed to be coming, and nobody showed up, and I never got a phone call. I called them the next day, and they didn't even know the person didn't show up. That was terrible. There were some very nice people there, but overall, in general it was difficult to get people to come here consistently. The shift was between 6:00 and 10:30 at night, and what often happens, someone would come and they would do the shift and then they wouldn't come back. My mother isn't that difficult a person. She has a short-term memory loss, so we do things at a certain time. She has a routine, so that she knows what's going to happen next and when she has to do this or that. They told me that I was too regimented. They complain that she needs to go to the bathroom at a certain time. The purpose was not to have her go to the bathroom, though. The purpose is she needs to get up every two hours so that she's not sitting on her butt all the time so that she doesn't get bedsores. There was a big turnover of girls. You want to establish a relationship when you have home care people come in your home. You want to get used to the same person coming. I didn't like the idea that there were just so many different people coming and going and every time they came, I had to explain everything over and over. They get her up from her nap and take her to the bathroom, change her Depends, and bring her back to her TV chair. Some of the people were very good at encouraging, and some weren't. We used them for a couple of months. I did not like the owners at all. I had an argument with one, and she was very standoffish; the other owner left me on hold one time for 20 minutes. They're terrible at customer service.

September 30, 2015

By Anonymous111974450

I am a past client of this provider

We did hire Home Instead for two weeks, and then we were done. The staff was fine, and it was $25 per hour. There was somebody who came to the house and sat with my mother, and that was it. They were great.

March 30, 2010

By Bevoir123

Great Company

Home Instead helped me with my mom. We able to keep her home with their help. We couldn't have done it without them. They have caring and compassionate aides and the office staff was very flexible and responsive. It meant more to me then they will ever know.
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About Home Instead - Schenectady, NY


Home Instead is the world's trusted source of non-medical senior care. Our office serves Schenectady, Montgomery and Schoharie counties. We provide companionship and home helper services such as; light housekeeping, laundry, incidental transportation, meal preparation, errands, medication reminders, transitional care and Alzheimers/Dementia services. All of these services allow a senior to stay HOME INSTEAD for a longer period of time.

Our CAREGivers encourage, assist and stimulate our clients in a variety of daily activities that improve their quality of life and help them maintain their independence.

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Services and Amenities of Home Instead - Schenectady, NY

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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