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Home Care Frequently Asked Questions for Home Instead Gahanna, OH (Franklin County)
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Home Care Services
Home Instead® of Columbus - North, Central is headquartered in Upper Arlington, OH serving the entire county by offering customized senior home care services, from Alzheimer’s and Dementia care to help around the home, so older adults can stay safe at home or have extra care in a facility.
Home Instead helps our clients from a few hours, up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Dementia and Alzheimer’s care
- Respite care
- Transfers and walking assistance
- Light house keeping
- Medication reminders
- Meal preparation
- Overnight care
- Errands and outings
- Personal care
- Chronic illness care
- Home care assistance
- In-facility care assistance
- End-of-life hospice care
Home Instead of Columbus – North, Central is constantly searching for the most talented and compassionate CAREGivers to enhance the lives of seniors and their families in our community. We search for people who are engaging, caring, and empathetic individuals for this role.
Our hiring process is quite rigorous, after a candidate completes the employment application, there is a multi-step interview process, including professional reference checks plus a drug screening and detailed background checks prior to joining the Home Instead team.
Before we make a final hiring decision our team always asks one fundamental question, would we feel comfortable sending a prospective CAREGiver to one of our family member’s homes?
Upon hire, a CAREGiver will receive on-the-job and classroom training led by our nurse on staff about how to care for an aging adult and their family.
As part of the hiring process, all team members at Home Instead Columbus – North, Central undergo professional CAREGiver training to learn about caring for seniors and their families.
All CAREGivers 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 on going professional training for all aspects of their role including how to be the eyes and ears for the family of our clients. Specialized care training, such as bed bound care, hospice and Alzheimer's care, is taught to ensure a full understanding of the necessary aspects of providing exceptional care for these individuals.
Home care services let people flourish in the everyday life they already know and love – while getting a little help to stay independent and mobile. With in-home care provided by Home Instead Columbus – North, Central, care is personalized to the needs of the individual.
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.
We also provide care in most facility situations allowing for peace of mind for families that their loved ones have an extra level of support for companionship and safety.
Home Instead is locally owned by Amy and Klay Huddleston who have been Home Instead franchise owners for over 17 years. Both were born and raised in the Columbus area and have offices serving Licking, Muskingum, Delaware, and northern and central Franklin counties. Amy and Klay lead the team with a simple but powerful mission, to “Lead and Love with a Servant’s Heart.”
Home Instead provides personalized care, support and education to help enhance the lives of aging adults and their families. Home Instead strives to partner with each client and his or her family members to help meet that individual’s needs.
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 Columbus – North, Central 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.
Providing care to an aging adult is just as important as supporting the family. Home Instead Columbus – North, Central understands that caring for an aging adult is a team approach. It requires communication with both the senior and their family.
Home Instead provides emotional support as well as respite support for family members. Our team provides family with peace of mind knowing that a loved one is well taken care of whether at home or in a facility.
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!