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Home Care Frequently Asked Questions for Home Instead NorthWest Calgary & Airdrie
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Home Care Services
Home Instead® offers customized senior home care services, from Alzheimer’s and Dementia care to help around the home, so older adults can stay safe at home. We customize the care around your older adult so they receive exactly what they need!
Whether you need someone a few hours per week or 24-hour care, Home Instead can assist.
Some additional services include:
- Elder care
- Chronic illness care (Specialized Arthritis Care, Diabetes Care)
- Including: Oxygen Therapy, Diabetic Management, Medication Management & Vital Signs Management
- Home care assistance
- In-home care
- End-of-life care \ Palliative Care
- Personal Care
- Overnight Care
- Meal Preparation & Planning
- Nursing Care
After a candidate completes the employment application, there is a multi-step interview process and candidates must pass a background check prior to joining the Home Instead team.
Upon hire, a team member will receive two days of hands-on training done in our Training Center, then continuous on-the-job training. Training starts with orientation to learn all about how to care for an aging adult and their family. We also provide additional class room training centered around Alzheimer's & Dementia to best support those clients with these conditions.
In addition to orientation, all staff receive training in, and must demonstrate mastery of providing care for our aging loved ones. This includes the aging process, safety of caregivers and clients, and how to build a relationship with clients.
Staff receive training for all aspects of their expected role including how to be the eyes and ears for the family of our clients. Specialized care training, such as Alzheimer's care, is taught to ensure a full understanding of the necessary aspects of providing exceptional care for these individuals. For those Care Professionals who work with seniors who have chronic illness, we provide specialized advanced training designed to keep your loved one safe at home.
Home is familiar. Home is comfortable and provides a sense of security. As a senior ages, being in a place that is familiar to continue daily routines is very beneficial, especially for progressive memory conditions like Dementia.
Another benefit of home care is the dedicated CAREGiver providing one-on-one care in a well-known environment. CAREGivers promote independence and companionship while reducing the risk of falls and providing family with peace of mind knowing their loved one is safe.
What sets us apart is our foundational principles including the principle of relationship before task and determination to provide superior quality service. Coupled with our culture, commitment to our clients and team members, Home Instead Calgary, AB is committed to keeping seniors and people with chronic conditions safe and comfortable in a familiar environment where they can live with dignity as they age. Since 2009, we have been working with Calgary's older adults to help them age in their own homes. With professional support, we have found that seniors are happier and healthier.
Providing care to an aging adult is just as important as supporting the family. Home Instead Calgary, AB understands that caring for an aging adult is a team approach. It requires communication with both the senior and their family.
We understand that you want to know your loved one is receiving the best care. That's why we use an online website where you can view the shift notes from each shift to see exactly how your loved one is doing each day.
Home Instead provides emotional support as well as respite support for family members. Our team provides family with peace of mind knowing that your loved one is well taken care of.
The Importance of Aging from Home
As loves ones age, it's important to make sure they stay healthy, stay happy, and stay safe. Maintaining independence in a familiar environment for seniors is where Home Instead can help as a life well lived should continue at home.
Frequently Asked Questions for Becoming A Home Instead CAREGiver
In addition to orientation, all staff receive training in, and must demonstrate mastery of, providing care for our aging loved ones. This includes the aging process, safety of caregivers and clients, and how to build a relationship with clients.
Staff receive training in all aspects of their expected role including, how to be the eyes and ears for the family of our clients. Specialized care training, such as Alzheimer's care, is taught to ensure a full understanding of the necessary aspects of providing exceptional care for these individuals.
If you are a compassionate and reliable person who is passionate about helping seniors and aging adults, we encourage you to apply.
Additional primary job responsibilities can include:
- Personal care
- Light housekeeping and meal preparation
- Remind people to take their medication
- Remind people to attend scheduled appointments
- Provide companionship and conversation
- Run errands
- Tend to those with Alzheimer’s or Dementia
In addition to onboarding and on-the-job trainings, we ensure our team members have mentors and a strong foundation to support them daily.
From monthly recognition programs to annual performance reviews, Home Instead invests in the well-being and long-term engagement of all CAREGivers.
Some of the benefits that have been offered to employees include:
- Competitive pay
- Paid vacation and time off
- Paid, on-the-job training
- Wide variety of work shifts and schedules
Our requirements include having the ability to communicate with clients in a friendly manner and the ability to care for others with dignity and respect.
Other requirements may be required however no prior experience is typically necessary!