Home Instead - Charlottesville, VA

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July 31, 2018

By Ruth

I am a past client of this provider

I hired Home Instead, and they were great, but it didn't work out well because my brother could not tolerate it. He fired them after four weeks. He needs help with housecleaning and laundry, they took him shopping, and took him to the doctor. He totally loved the intake person, but different people would come and take care of him, and it didn't work out. They couldn't manage to keep staff members for my brother.

October 26, 2017

By Mama's Caregiver

I am a current client of this provider

Home Instead has always worked very hard to fulfill our requests and so many of their aides and companions are wonderful. I trust their training practices and know they are diligent in their selections.

July 19, 2017

By patbird

I am a current client of this provider

The caregiver was reliable and caring. She did an excellent job with personal care and with housekeeping duties.

January 23, 2017

By WendyW

I am a current client of this provider

We so appreciate the high level of professionalism and utmost compassion.

November 02, 2016

By Debbie601335

I am a current client of this provider

Home Instead Senior Care of Charlottesville is awesome. They come in twice a week from 9:00 to 1:00, and they just basically make sure my husband doesn't wander and keep him company while I do some errands. The caregiver is awesome, and I couldn't find anybody any better. My husband is very much comfortable with the caregiver. They bill twice a month, and the prices are comparable to everywhere else I checked. For the care and the background they have, I just feel very comfortable with them, so for the price, it's fine.

June 03, 2013

By Jennifer Till

I am a current client of this provider

I wouldn't use anyone else!!!! I want to share my experience with Home Instead Senior Care because I know what it feels like to be deeply concerned about who goes into your mother and father's home and how they are being treated (behind the scenes). I cannot overstate how kind, patient, upbeat, respectful and compassionate Ann (the Home Instead caregiver) is as she cares for my mother who suffers with dementia. She takes my mother for walks, engages her in activities, shares pleasant conversation, and even took her to have her hair done. While she doesn't remember her name, my mother does remember the kind lady who comes to visit her. I am deeply grateful Home Instead--thank you!

May 29, 2013

By chrlttsvllsusan

I am a past client of this provider

I want to congratulate Jeanne and her staff at Home Instead Senior Care in Charlottesville, Va. They were recently awarded the JD Power Award for Excellence and there are no doubts in my mind that they earned this recognition. My husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor and his condition rapidly declined. I found myself homebound caring for him until I found Home Instead. Jeanne herself conducted an interview at our home and helped determine our needs. The caregivers were wonderful! From preparing meals for Larry, reading to and with him, feeding my cat his lunch :-) and allowing me to get out for some much needed breathing room and grocery shopping, I gained some freedom back without worrying that my husband would be alone or need help. Toward the end of his battle with brain cancer he suffered a seizure at home while I was out for a short time. The caregiver immediately reached me on my cell, called 911 and followed the rescue squad to UVA Med Center in her car. She waited in the ER until I arrived all the while reassuring my husband that I was on my way and he was not alone.All my neighbors and friends know how highly I praise Home Instead and recommend them without hesitation.
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About Home Instead - Charlottesville, VA


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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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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