Home Instead Senior Care Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Opportunity to make a difference in Seniors lives (in 10 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, Nice staff, great pay (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, benefits only for office staff (in 17 reviews)

  • and there are currently no benefits (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Why Home Instead is for you

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - In Home Caretaker in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Former Employee - In Home Caretaker in Mechanicsburg, PA

    I worked at Home Instead Senior Care

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Individually owned home care franchise business. The Mechanicsburg Home Instead franchise is very Professional. They have dedicated and supportive management teams and are very flexible and friendly. Their training manager is the best I have ever encountered and covers just about everything you will encounter on the job.
    The position requires some testing (TB) and drug screening and background clearances. The staff that handles the client care scheduling (as of this posting 6/15) were terrific and thoroughly professional personnel .Do be sure to call them and offer to help out with uncovered shifts! They really appreciate that!
    In short, this office succeeds in serving the Mechanicsburg area with professional staffing for in home care needs, be they simple or challenging. I can highly recommend working for them.

    Cons

    There are a few.. This can be a high mileage job and you won't recover costs for those until the following tax year. Keep good mileage logs from the start! Always be prepared to stay longer on your shift than you expect. It seldom happens, however it is good to plan ahead with food and a change of clothes .

    Advice to Management

    Please make a laminated card for the new hires or posters for a wall of some type to have handy for a quick review on the job of the 12 things that are an automatic fire. They need to be available in other places in addition to our training manual . Miss You all! JH


  2. Community Service Liaison

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Relations Coordinator in Chatsworth, CA
    Current Employee - Community Relations Coordinator in Chatsworth, CA

    I have been working at Home Instead Senior Care (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very reputable company and provide quality care to seniors.

    Cons

    Owner selling the franchise I am currently working at.


  3. Senior Caregiver

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Speech Language Pathologist in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Speech Language Pathologist in Loveland, CO

    I have been working at Home Instead Senior Care part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I have flexible hours to care for loving seniors who appreciate our services.

    Cons

    Sometimes, your available hours to work with senior clients don't work out with their service time. Difficult for consistency.

    Advice to Management

    None, personal preference time when available to work.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    caregivers

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Home Instead Senior Care full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Not enough time in the day to spend with seniors


  6. Helpful (1)

    great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Caregiver in Auburn, AL
    Current Employee - Caregiver in Auburn, AL

    I have been working at Home Instead Senior Care full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The owner and office staff truly care about the caregivers and do what they can to help you. They try and match you with clients with similar personalities. If you want to work and do a good job they will do their best to find you hours.

    Cons

    The only con is the low pay and the fact that you aren't guaranteed hours. It's all a part of this type of work though, just sucks when you really enjoy what you do but can't depend on it to be your source of income.

    Advice to Management

    Only advice would be to have better pay and compensate for gas. Some caregivers travel far and the gas they use is more than what the job will pay.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Home Instead is wonderful!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Home Instead Senior Care full-time (More than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Chris Blaine who owns the Home Instead in Springfield Mo is a Christian man with integrity seldom found.Along with Becky who no one could do without .she's the best care coorinator ever! I worked for them for 2 years and now am going to work for one in Joplin.

    Cons

    The only "con" is I should have stayed with them

    Advice to Management

    Keep being the employer you are..you are so good to your employees.


  8. Helpful (1)

    CAREGiver

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Home Instead Senior Care

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are wonderful to work with and the job itself is so rewarding. I actually enjoy going to work. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    The hours can be unstable, but I know the office does the best it can. Clients may pass away or go to the hospital or move to assisted living/nursing home facilities, sometimes it takes a while for more hours to come.

    Advice to Management

    I have no complaints. I feel like the office staff really values me. Keep doing what you are doing!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Company To Work For

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand and Relationship Developer in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Brand and Relationship Developer in Fresno, CA

    I have been working at Home Instead Senior Care full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I am only speaking for the Franchise owned here in Fresno. I know many of them are run a little differently depending on the upper management.

    - Family feel and atmosphere
    - Complete transparency
    - Open to new and exciting ideas
    - Upper management is always available

    Cons

    Some CAREGivers might feel a con would be lack of hours.


  10. Home Instead was a great learning experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Caregiver
    Former Employee - Caregiver

    I worked at Home Instead Senior Care full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to meet new people and learn different things about different people from different backgrounds.

    Cons

    Having to leave some clients.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Care Giver

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Caregiver in Gettysburg, PA
    Current Employee - Caregiver in Gettysburg, PA

    I have been working at Home Instead Senior Care part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Love working for this company! The are understanding and easy to work with. The Clients are great to work with too! We get our schedule a month at a time so it is nice to know what is going on too!

    Cons

    ust be willing to work weekend and holidays.



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