Home Instead - Harrisburg, PA

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Home Care Reviews for Home Instead - Harrisburg, PA

May 10, 2017

By Lois353156

I am a current client of this provider

Very professional yet responsive and caring.

May 03, 2017

By James625864

I am a current client of this provider

Very flexible. Dependable. Assist with groceries/appointments. Uncle considers his caregiver a friend.

April 29, 2017

By Paula075103

I am a current client of this provider

We love our regular caregiver, Kerry Drayton.

April 18, 2017

By Sylvia317876

I am a past client of this provider

Very happy with services provided. Friendly and helpful people. We will certainly utilize personal home care again on as needed basis.

February 28, 2017

By Carol A.367857

I am a past client of this provider

Elisa K. was a perfect fit for us in our time of need. She is a hard worker and a wonderful person. She was both caring and extremely efficient and kind.

October 27, 2016

By Esther668351

I am a current client of this provider

Most of the caretakers were very good, helpful, and caring.

March 26, 2016

By Nancy121440150

I am a current client of this provider

I don't have any complaints about the quality of service of the caregivers at Home Instead Senior Care: Harrisburg; however, there are too many different caregivers that come here. It is much better for my wife if she has one or two main caregivers. The caregivers come here every day Monday through Saturday. The management's service is very good in terms of scheduling and billing.

February 26, 2016

By Roma Reed

I am a current client of this provider

I have only good comments about Home Instead.

December 30, 2015

By Reviewer121500050

I am a current client of this provider

Service has been above and beyond expectations. Staff has been excellent, adjusts to our needs and has provided much better that expected flexibility with our needs both in care and attendance.

December 30, 2015

By Josephine Brenner

I am a current client of this provider

Caregivers have all been great!

December 30, 2015

By Reviewer43

I am a current client of this provider

Rosie does a wonderful job. Does anything we ask her to do. No complaints. Couldn’t want it any better.

December 29, 2015

By Faye Dunietz

I am a current client of this provider

Service has been wonderful!

December 29, 2015

By Catharine Kehler

I am a current client of this provider

I like everybody. They're all very kind and compassionate.

December 18, 2015

By Charlotte25

I am a current client of this provider

Personal care I have received is wonderful.

December 18, 2015

By N. Barth

I am a past client of this provider

Very good service. Val has helped with so much.

October 27, 2015

By Ellen M. Tyson

I am a current client of this provider

Ginny is a great caregiver. I like her a lot.

September 30, 2015

By William J. Fraley, Jr.

I am a current client of this provider

I'm very pleased with Home Instead Senior Care.

April 17, 2015

By Jack Holland

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I am well very pleased with my new caregivers.

August 31, 2014

By Phyllis33

I am a current client of this provider

I have a very positive experience with Home Instead. My care provider is very willing to help with anything I need.

August 30, 2014

By Caring98152150

I am a current client of this provider

When we have had problems with a caregiver, Home Instead addressed them promptly and professionally. Because of that, I am confident that my loved one is in good hands.

August 20, 2013

By adaughter

I am a current client of this provider

My mother is receiving care from Home Instead. She has fallen in love with her care giver. The support Home Instead gives is exceptional ~ a huge comfort to us as a family.

July 29, 2013

By Jill E

I am a current client of this provider

My mother is currently a client of Home Instead and has been for a couple years. They are great to work with. I would recommend them to anyone I know. Their caregivers are kind and compassionate, hard working and dependable. We can rely on someone always being there, even if the regular caregiver cannot be.

June 29, 2013

By A. Jackson

I am a past client of this provider

My mother came to live with me after suffering a fall which thankfully did not cause harm. However, she suffers from dementia; therefore, she could not live on her own. I got Home Instead involved due to my busy work schedule and I could not have asked for a more competent group of care givers. Home Instead assigned 3 care givers to my mom and they were all professional, kind and caring. In addition, the administrators at Home Instead understood the importance of consistency when dealing with a person who has dementia so they went out of their way to make sure that when one of the 3 care givers was on vacation or sick one or both of the remaining two care givers would step in. My mother unfortunately required a more structured setting and is now in a skilled nursing facility but I will always be thankful for Home Instead and the wonderful care they provided.

May 17, 2013

By Jane23

I am a current client of this provider

Our caregivers are great. We love them both.
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About Home Instead - Harrisburg, PA in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Founded more than 25 years ago in Omaha, Nebraska, Home Instead provides individualized, compassionate care to aging adults with the goal of helping them live independently for as long as possible. The company has more than 1,200 locations worldwide and employs more than 100,000 Care Professionals. Its team is trained to provide attentive, professional care, including companionship, personal care, medication reminders, transportation, meal prep, and housekeeping assistance.

Home Instead Care Pros who specialize in dementia care for seniors living with conditions such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. When a client’s condition begins to decline, Home Instead Care Pros can offer compassionate end-of-life support.

Families working with Home Instead are consistently happy with this agency’s service. Many agree that the Care Pros provide pleasant, responsive care and go the extra mile to ensure that Clients feel safe, secure, and independent.

What You Need to Know About Home Instead

  • Founded in 1994 in Omaha, Nebraska
  • More than 1,000 locations in over 10 countries around the world
  • Offers in-home personal care, nursing care, dementia care and companionship for seniors
  • Home Instead is known for its kind, well-trained Care Pros and individualized care plans
  • Provides a la carte services including meal preparation and transportation who seniors who don’t require comprehensive in-home support
  • Uses technology to keep clients connected with Care Pros and loved ones and to promote in-home safety
  • What Home Care Services Does Home Instead Provide?

    Personal Care Services

    With a dedication to preserving the dignity and independence of clients, Home Instead’s Care Pros provide personal care services that include:

  • Help with mobility, including standing, grooming, walking, and getting in and out of bed
  • Medication reminders
  • Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), including bathing, dressing, and toileting
  • Grocery shopping and assistance with other errands
  • Light to moderate housekeeping assistance, including laundry
  • Transportation to and from appointments or visits with loved ones
  • Regular companionship
  • Personalized care plans are provided for every client. These plans include detailed information about the client’s condition and needs, as well as an outline of the services that are to be provided to the client.

    In some cases, personal care services may be combined with other services, including dementia or nursing care, depending on the clients’ health.

    Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

    Home Instead employs experienced, trained Care Pros who are able to provide person- focused dementia care for seniors who are living with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, or other forms of dementia. These Care Pros offer personal care services, along with the following:

  • Assistance in establishing a stable daily routine
  • Meal preparation
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Assistance with social skills
  • Transportation to and from appointments, errands, and visits with loved ones
  • Care Pros in this role take time to understand clients’ life histories and to focus on the person they were before dementia. Just as with the company’s personal care services, each dementia care client undergoes a comprehensive assessment and is assigned a care plan. This plan is reviewed regularly and adjusted to meet changing needs.

    Hospice Support

    When a senior is nearing the end of their life, hospice support can be there to ensure the comfort of them and their family members. Hospice support Care Pros can help with hygiene, medication administration, and basic housekeeping for seniors, as well as provide nutritious meals and supportive care for family members, enabling loved ones to spend as much time with seniors as possible as they approach their final days or hours.

    Meal Prep & Home Helper

    Home Instead offers basic housekeeping and meal preparation services for seniors who require a little extra help around the house. The company’s Meal Prep & Home Helper service can include assistance with tasks such as laundry, dusting, and vacuuming, as well as the preparation of nutritious meals that meet any dietary requirements set forth by clients’ healthcare providers.


    Home Instead provides safe transportation to and from clients’ destinations. Aging adults may use this service when they need help running errands such as grocery shopping or picking up a prescription, or when they’d simply like to spend the day shopping or visiting with friends. Transportation services from Home Instead can be arranged at predetermined drop-off and pick-up times, or Care Pros can accompany aging adults on errands and provide assistance and care throughout.


    Many aging adults face isolation and loneliness. This is especially true for those who’ve lost a spouse or who don’t have family close by. Home Instead Care Pros strive to build meaningful connections with clients. Companions visit seniors regularly on a schedule that works best for the client. These visits offer seniors a time to enjoy meaningful conversation while engaging in a game of cards, a puzzle, time outdoors, or other activities.

    What People Are Saying About Home Instead

    Clients and family members often speak highly of this agency’s dementia Care Pros and the attentive, compassionate care they provide to seniors. One family member provided a five- star review of the company, saying, “They have all been kind, caring, and attentive to my mom’s ever-changing needs that go along with her dementia. They have been with us and for us every step of the way. I would recommend them to anyone.”

    Other clients point to the meaningful relationships they’ve formed with Care Pros. One client said, “The lady who comes and helps me is wonderful. We get along really well and she is really nice. we also have a lot of fun together,” while another client’s family member provided a raving review of Home Instead, saying, “It was wonderful dealing with the staff. Charlene was extremely helpful and very accommodating to our needs and schedule. She worked very long and hard to make sure that everything was in order and everything would run very smoothly. She is still in contact with us and helping us in any way she can.”

    How Much Does Home Instead 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 $26 per hour, though prices in your location may be higher or lower. You can contact a Family Advisor to learn more about home care costs and payment options in your area.

    Who Should Consider Home Instead?

    Home Instead’s Care Pros are dedicated to preserving the dignity and independence of aging adults who need help managing daily tasks. This company is an excellent care option for those in need of services such as:

    Personal care: Seniors who need help with ADLs, including medication management, grooming, and mobility, can benefit from the help of Home Instead’s Care Pros.

    Dementia care: Home Instead Care Pros can provide specialized care for seniors who are living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Care Pros have been specially trained to provide personal care and enhanced services that increase the quality of life for these seniors.

    Companionship: Care Pros are dedicated to helping seniors fend off loneliness by building meaningful, fun relationships through their companionship services.

    Hospice care: When seniors are nearing the end of their life, Home Instead’s Care Pros can provide support to ensure the comfort of seniors and their family members.

    How to Get Started with Home Instead

    Contact a Family Advisor for more information about Home Instead’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.

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    Services and Amenities of Home Instead - Harrisburg, PA in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    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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