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Reasons for Hiring a Homecare Agency like At Home Solutions

Posted on: September 27th, 2013 by Kim McCreery No Comments

Seniors and adults with disabilities have many choices when it comes to home care; however it’s important to understand that all companies don’t operate the same.  At Home Solutions recommends thoroughly screening each company before making a decision. To help with this process, we provide a home care checklist containing questions to ask when interviewing caregiving agencies and registries.

Reputable home care agencies implement and maintain processes that ensure high standards of care. Below is a list of reasons why At Home Solutions is great choice when it comes to providing home care for your loved one.

    1. Only caregivers with verifiable experience are hired by At Home Solutions (AHS).
    2. AHS Caregivers are personally interviewed and thoroughly screened before being hired.
    3. New hire caregivers must pass a 30 hour caregiving training course or pass a 180 question and knowledge care demonstration test. They also must be certified in CPR and First Aid. Monthly continuing education is mandatory.
    4. Home care agencies handle all employee expenses and IRS taxes so you won’t have to.

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  1. AHS employees are bonded and the company maintains a general and professional liability policy which means you will never be liable for any work injury claims.
  2. Care coordinators conduct free needs assessments, home safety checks, set up a care plan, hand-pick caregivers, and manage care every step of the way.
  3. Care Coordinators are on call 24/7.
  4. Care Coordinators can help refer trustworthy community partners like Home Health, Hospice, Medical Equipment, Legal Assistance, Geriatric Care Managers, Home Repair and more.
  5. AHS guarantees staffing. If a caregiver is ill, a care coordinator will provide care so the client doesn’t go without.
  6. AHS is a highly respected home care agency serving Arizona since 2001. We are contracted with the Arizona Long Term Care System, The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, and have been honored as a top 25 workplace for women.

Kim

Are You Looking For Rewarding Work?

Posted on: March 21st, 2013 by Kim McCreery No Comments

Compassionate caregiver applicants wanted immediately. Do you like helping people? Are you good in one-on-one situations?

Our home care aides make a difference in the lives of seniors and adult with disabilities on a daily basis. Home care aides provide care in the home to help clients live independently and safely in their houses as long as possible with the best quality of life.

Our aides have helped clients learn how to walk and better communicate after strokes. We’ve help clients manage their chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS, Cancer, Diabetes, CHF, and COPD by documenting blood sugar levels and weights, preparing healthy meals, providing medication reminders, and transporting them to doctor appointments.  We’ve helped people recover after hospital and/or rehabs stays by picking up prescriptions and providing personal care such as bathing, dressing, skin care, and bed care. We provide respite (relief) care too,  so family members can get away for a well-deserved break.

If you are looking for rewarding work, visit our employment page and fill out an online application today.

Kim

An Interview with a Home Care Agency

Posted on: February 14th, 2013 by Kim McCreery No Comments
Home Care Coordinator, Sue Burke

Home Care Coordinator, Sue Burke

Home Care Coordinator Sue Burke shares why and how At Home Solutions is different with a
potential client and his adult son.

Recently I received a phone call from a gentleman who wanted to arrange home care services for his dad. I scheduled a visit with both of them, expecting to do a new client intake. Instead, the son asked to “interview” me and the company. He asked a lot of questions, such as how long had At Home Solutions been in business and how long had I worked for the company. I told him the company has been in business over ten years and that I have been with the company for nine and a half years. I explained how I began my career with the company by caring for my mother and later caring for other clients. I had worked as a home care aide for five years when I was offered the position of Home Care Coordinator. He next asked if I liked my job and I told him, yes, very much. He asked what I thought about At Home Solutions. I told him it was a great company to work for, and that we were recently named a top 25 work place for women by AZ magazine.

The son then asked if his dad would have one dedicated caregiver. I told him yes, but that there may be times when the aide may not be able to come because of illness or car trouble. I assured him if that was the case, I would send someone else out or I would provide the care myself. When he asked how I would introduce a worker to his dad, I told him I would personally bring the caregiver out to meet his dad and go over the care plan and tasks with her. Since he lived out of state, the son was concerned about staying informed about his dad’s health and care. I told him I would provide weekly updates on his dad’s doctor appointments and his well being. At the end of our meeting, the son said he and his dad were interviewing other agencies and would decide which company to hire later that
night.

The next morning I received a call from the son. He and his dad had chosen At Home Solutions. I asked him what stood out about our company. He said the length of time in business and my answers to his many questions. He stated the other companies weren’t as confident when answering some of his questions and couldn’t guarantee the same caregiver or back-up staffing.

We encourage clients and family members to do their due diligence when considering in home care. If you would like a list of suggested questions to ask when interviewing a home care agency click here. We strive hard to offer personal, customized care that you can count on!

Kim