OMAHA, Neb. – May 9, 2017 – Forbes' third annual "America's Best Employers" list has named Home Instead Senior Care one of its best employers for 2017. The list was generated using anonymous feedback from employees at the nation's top employers.
Companies on the Best Employers' list range across 25 different industry sectors – from government services to retail to healthcare. While the 2017 list featured a variety of healthcare companies, Home Instead is the only provider of home care services for seniors.
"We are delighted to be recognized as one of the nation's best employers," said Jeff Huber, president and CEO of Home Instead, Inc. "For more than twenty years, our goal has been to provide excellent care to our senior clients. In order to reach that goal, we are relentlessly focused on developing innovative ways to promote advancement and leadership opportunities for our franchise owners and their teams. That focus allows us to create an environment where the employees and clients can thrive."
Home Instead has more than 150 employees at its corporate headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, and franchisees employ more than 65,000 professional CAREGiversSM. CAREGivers, provide basic support services that allow seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible – from companionship and personal care to specialized Alzheimer's care. CAREGivers provide more than 60 million hours of care annually across more than 1,000 independently owned and operated franchises throughout the United States and 11 other countries.
To compile the annual list, Forbes conducts an independent survey from a sample of 30,000 full- and part-time American employees working for large or midsize companies. Participants were asked 35 questions about work-related topics, including whether employees would recommend their employer – with additional weight given to this particular question.
The Best Employers' list launched online today at
Home Instead Senior Care is looking for caring and compassionate CAREGivers to become a part of our team and join our mission of enhancing the lives of aging adults throughout our community. Home Instead Senior Care provides a variety of non-medical services that allow seniors to remain in their home and meet the challenges of aging with dignity, care and compassion.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Each Home Instead franchise is independently owned and operated.
Friends Club at Home Instead
Activities Coordinator Job Description
Hours: Full time
Reports to the Program Director
Creates an atmosphere of acceptance and comfort for club members and their caregivers
Embodies and role models the core values of the program (Feelings Matter Most, and the Butterfly Approach)
Demonstrates strong knowledge of dementia and the aging process
Leads meaningful and relevant activities with clear understanding of participants likes and dislikes and functional abilities
Comfortable interacting with people who are cognitively impaired
Developing and implementing activities of interest for program participants
Set up of room space for activities (moves tables, chairs, adaptive equipment, etc)
Cues members for care with hygiene, bathroom use, and other daily living skills
Motivates and engages members participation in all activities of the day
Produces a monthly activities calendar and all other program materials as needed
Responsible for program inventory and purchases, including groceries
Program record keeping (attendance, charts, care plans, etc)
Maintains strict adherence to confidentiality policy
In the absence of the Program Director, the Engagement Director will assume a supervisory role primarily in planning, assigning, and directing the work of volunteers and other staff.
Education and/or Experience
Associates Degree in social science or a directly related field of study. BS or equivalent from a 2 year college preferred.
Work experience in activity planning and coordinating large and small group work with seniors, and specifically, people who have cognitive impairment.
Knowledge, abilities, skills
Knowledge of the aging process and dementia
Ability to communicate effectively with the general public, health care providers, caregivers and families, and people with cognitive impairment
Ability to monitor and maintain a safe and secure environment
Ability to communicate with the general public. Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with senior population with supportive needs
Proficiency with use of computers including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases preferred
Strong organizational skill with attention to details, scheduling, and communications
Heart, compassion, and commitment to the importance of this work
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Activities Leader certification or training required.
CDP (Certified Dementia Practitioner) preferred.
Must have current CPR certificate, and current driver’s license.
Must be fluent in English.
Must have positive Criminal Offender Record Check (CORI)
Must meet all other employment requirements of Home Instead Senior Care
Frequent physical activity throughout the workday is required; strength and agility to participate in carrying out all activities, including exercises. Must be able to reach, stand, and walk for long periods of time. The employee must occasionally be able to lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. All physical sense must be adequate.
Active environment, moderate noise level
This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by person assigned to this position. This is not a comprehensive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, and conditions associated with this position. The Company reserves the right to modify this description in the future, with or without notice to the employee. This position description does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, and employment with the company remains at will. These responsibilities are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
Home Instead Senior Care® is looking for an innovative individual who can encourage and inspire others to join us in our mission to enhance the lives of aging adults and their families. This position is responsible for recruiting, hiring and managing our caregiving work force. This person needs to be sincerely interested in the development and success of others in a fast-paced and growing organization. This individual must possess excellent people skills, be detail oriented, and be able to make sound decisions in a timely and confident manner.
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Each Home Instead Senior Care franchise is independently owned and operated.