Home Instead Senior Care - Jacksonville, FL
9191 R G Skinner Pkwy, Suite 803 Suite 803, Jacksonville, FL 32256
Reviews of Home Instead Senior Care - Jacksonville, FL
Nov 20, 2017 | Reviewed by Janet
I Am A Current Client Of This Provider
We're using Home Instead for my mom in September. I had the option of having someone come for four, five, or seven hours a day, but it's a minimum of four hours. They have multiple people they could send out. We could try one person this week, then another person next week, and in that way, my mother could pick. If a caregiver needs to call in sick, they can get someone else. I appreciate when they call in sick instead of bringing their sniffles to my mom. They will find a replacement usually within an hour. The caregivers are excellent. When Hurricane Irma came to visit, a lot of people had to evacuate, so we had to use a different person for a few days; everyone they sent was very good. Based on how much care they need determines the rate you'll pay. The billing is working out well, too. You pay a deposit upfront and then every 10 days, they bill you for the number of hours. They have been very accurate with that. You also have the options to pay by credit card, but Mom is a little old-fashioned so she likes me to use checks.
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Description of Home Instead Senior Care - Jacksonville, FL
Home Instead Senior Care 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 Senior Care - 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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