A tradition of great CAREGiving
Caring. Compassionate. Capable. Reliable. Dependable. Professional. Trusted. Our CAREGivers are all of these things and more.
At Home Instead we employ, train and develop people to become outstanding CAREGivers. The heart and soul of our business, our CAREGivers are local residents of Melbourne’s Footscray, Hopper’s Crossing & Western Suburbs, many of whom have cared for an older loved one themselves and have developed a genuine passion and interest in older people. Our CAREGivers are fully insured and undergo pre-employment checks including screening for mandatory requirements, structured interviews, comprehensive reference and criminal background checks.
Home Instead’s exclusive multi-phase training programs equip each new CAREGiver with the skills they need to provide the best care for their clients. These training programs have been specifically created to ensure our employees are well prepared to handle any CAREGiving situation. Our training also provides a pathway for all CAREGivers to obtain a Certificate III in Individual Support. Training topics include effective communication with seniors, activity planning, recognising illnesses and depression, safety, and more.
In 2008, Home Instead became the first private provider of home care services to establish a specialist dementia care training program delivered exclusively to its own CAREGivers, which complements other professionally developed in-house training programs provided by Home Instead. This particular program allows CAREGivers to:
- Maintain a safe environment for your loved one.
- Manage changing behaviours.
- Provide nutritious meals.
- Provide effective mind-stimulating activities.
- Create social interaction.
- Supervise daily activities, and more.
Learn more about Home Instead’s dementia care services.
Home Instead is built on relationships. Relationships come first, and the personal connection between our CAREGivers and our clients is of the utmost importance. We personally match each client with the right CAREGivers to help develop a bond that will foster independence, promote wellbeing and support the senior’s needs with respect, dignity and companionship. The training provided to our CAREGivers, combined with our regular meetings and training program updates, ensures that your loved one will be safe in the hands of a trusted and compassionate professional throughout their service — setting your mind at ease.