Services and Offerings
Home Instead offers the full range of what is considered “companion care” services, including basic companionship, medication reminders, and a variety of housekeeping tasks as well as transportation and mobility assistance.
Home Instead also offers many of the services that fall under the heading of “personal care,” things like help with feeding and toileting and other essential activities of daily living that can become a challenge for seniors later in life.
Specialized Training Programs:
Most locations also provide their caregivers with specialized training in dealing with chronic conditions (problems like cancer, COPD, and heart disease) and memory impairments, preparing caregivers to assist those with more demanding care needs.
Home Instead’s proprietary CARE program (an acronym for Changing Aging through Research and Education) prepares caregivers to look after those with memory impairment issues by providing them with strategies based on research and on Home Instead’s experience in dealing with this subset of patients. This program aims to keep clients calm and to engage them through social interaction and mind-stimulating games, and it also focuses on nutrition as an essential part of care. This program also includes free Alzheimer’s family caregiver training for loved ones who serve as primary caregivers for a senior with memory issues.
Chronic Condition Care:
Naturally, Alzheimer’s and dementia are two chronic conditions that Home Instead specializes in, but they also specialize in care for seniors facing a few other conditions as well, including arthritis, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and depression.
In addition to the specialized Alzheimer’s focus of Home Instead’s CARE program, the company also aims to prepare its caregivers for other aspects of senior care through its ongoing training. Topics covered include communicating with seniors, planning activities, recognizing illness and depression, and home safety issues.