"Always helpful and Johnny on the spot when unusual help is needed Home Instead has been there for us.
Their greatest ability is finding the right persons to fill the need."
"Home Instead has helped our mother adjust to life after my father. As a family, we had many false starts trying to decide where my mother should live, with whom, or maybe alone with care ??! Home Instead patiently adjusted their schedule time and time again until we got it right. And then they provided us with the perfect people to take care of my mom. Both women are very good technically, but more important is the way my Mom instantly enjoyed their company.
"Home Instead are good, and they are caring. It has been very good so far. They are helping me around the house with chores and things like that.
"I have been a client with Home Instead for 4 plus years. It has been a true God-send. I want to stay in my own home for as long as possible and my caregivers are making this dream extend further and further. Their compassion, hard work and always smiles are such a gift.
"The ladies who have come to my home are the nicest, kindest and the most helpful "friends" that I have ever had. I call them all my "Earth Angels". I could not have lived this long without their help and spirit.
I have contracted with the local Home Instead for ~5 years during which I have had two home care employees come to my home once a week to do laundry pickup/drop-off, food shopping, cleaning and general assistance for the cleaning and care of my apartment. Both providers [the first left when her child was to be born] were/are conscientious, honest, enthusiastic, pro-active and resourceful, and pleasant young women. The administration is courteous, professional, and caring, as well as efficient and helpful in all matters including replacing my first care giver, assisting with the forwarding of shopping lists, and contacts between the care giver and me.
The best way to describe the agency's operations is efficient, courteous, professional and timely.
Good people and much appreciated.
I COULD NOT GET THE STAR TO STAY PINK AS THE SELECTION: IT IS A 5 STARS ORGANIZATION.
--Education Dept. at a Portland Medical Practice
"Your CAREGiver, Eileen, became an integral part of our extended family and a valued person in Dad's circle of support. This proud, stubborn and scared man did not accept help easily. And so, he required a balance of being a receiver and a giver. In a note we received after Dad's death, Eileen wrote, 'Mac gave me far more than I ever could have given him--memories that will last a lifetime. It's an honor to have been considered his friend.' This balance supported Dad's dignity and contributed to the highest quality of life possible for him. We are thankful there are sensitive, generous people who choose to do this work...the real stuff, the hard stuff...the stuff that makes our lives so very rich."
--Cape Elizabeth client's daughter (who now works for us!)
"After our initial interview, I felt I had definitely found the right service. The depth and variety of your questions showed me that you truly care about your clients and their family members. The CAREGivers you provided were wonderful. My Mom felt that she had found several new friends. I want to commend the office staff as well. Every time I phoned, they were courteous and helpful. I appreciate all efforts made to increase coverage, as needed, with little advance notice. I was amazed at the rapid accomodation."
--Daughter of a Falmouth client
"I am forever grateful that your CAREGiver, Romona, stepped into our lives. What made this year so exceptional to both Mom and I was Romona's unflinching compassion, calm, thoughtfulness and ability to look for good in the moment. She cared way beyond a job description. Beautiful flowers from her garden were on Mom's bureau every week; special cookies from her kitchen made their way to Mom's room and the staff at the assisted living facility. Her daily upbeat comments made my heart feel so good considering that my mother's disease was so devastating. I have thought so often, if I ever had had a sister, I'd want her to be just like Romona."
--Daughter of a Yarmouth client with Dementia
"After father's death, our mother was scared, lonely and fighting the effects of early dementia. She had been in her home for almost 50 years and so dearly wished to remain there where everything was familiar and comforting. Your CAREGiver easily found her way into my mother's heart even though she was very skeptical of even letting a stranger into her home. Soon, my mother was opening up and sharing her memories and her life. It is evident that your CAREGiver truly loves her job and is blessed with a compassionate spirit."
--Son & daughter-in-law of a South Portland client
"I was so pleased with the care provided by your employees for my wife. This arrangement has given me some very much needed time to myself; knowing that my wife is expertly being taken care of. She seems to get refreshed by being with your CareGivers and is full of zip when I get home!"
-- Husband of a Cumberland client
"You were the only professional who understood my concerns over my mother being at home."
-- Daughter of a Gorham client
"It was her fervent wish that she be allowed to remain in her own home; and without your assistance, that would have been impossible. You all treated my mother with great kindness, compassion and respect; and she cared deeply for you all."
--Daughter of a Portland client
"Everyone in our extended family is extremely happy with the whole set-up that we were able to put in place for my mother, with your help. The CAREGivers have been amazing; perfect fits, and such compassionate people. I was there the first day that you came to do the assessment at the house, and I have been so impressed. I have been spreading the word about Home Instead. We all feel very fortunate to have found you."
--Daughter of a Windham client
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