Home Helpers – Boise, ID Receives 2017 Best of Home Care® – Provider of Choice Award

13 March 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      Provider of Choice_2017                                                                                             

Media Contact: Mike Jackson

Phone: (208) 322-2668

Email: BoiseId@HomeHelpersHomecare.com


Home Helpers Home Care – Boise, ID Receives 2017 Best of Home Care® – Provider of Choice Award

Boise– Home Helpers Home Care – Boise ID announced today that it has received the 2017 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. The Provider of Choice Award is granted only to the top-ranking home care providers, based on client satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse, an independent satisfaction research firm for home care. Home Helpers Home Care – Boise ID is now ranked among a select few home care providers across the country who have proven their ability to provide outstanding care.

“We want to congratulate Home Helpers Home Care of Boise  on receiving the Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice Award,” says Aaron Marcum, CEO and founder of Home Care Pulse. “Since this award is based on client feedback, it demonstrates their dedication to providing the highest quality of care with a focus on client satisfaction. We are pleased to recognize [Company Name]’s dedication to quality professionalism and expertise in home care.”

Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice award-winning providers have contracted with Home Care Pulse to gather feedback from their clients by conducting live phone interviews with their clients each month. Because Home Care Pulse is a third-party company, it is able to collect honest and unbiased feedback. Home Helpers of Boise has earned the 2017 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice award in the following satisfaction categories measured by Home Care Pulse: Daily Life, Work Ethic of Caregivers, Ability of Caregivers,
Compassion of Caregivers, Client/Caregiver Compatibility.

“We are honored to be recognized again as one of the best in-home senior care providers,” said Mike Jackson, Owner/Administrator. “Our objective is our moto, We Make Life Easier. With that, we strive to provide excellent personalized care to the seniors and families each and every time. This recognition is another testament about the quality of our caregivers and the passion with which they have with our clients.”

“Our goal at Home Care Pulse is to empower home care businesses to deliver the best home care possible,” says Aaron Marcum. “We are happy to recognize [Company Name] as a Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice and to celebrate their accomplishments as a trusted home care provider.”

To find out more about Home Helpers of Boise’s commitment to excellence, please visit Home Helpers of Boise or call (208) 322-2668.


About Home Helpers – Founded in 1997, Home Helpers is the nation’s leading senior care franchise specializing in non-medical and personal care and companionship for seniors, new mothers, those recovering from illness or injury and individuals facing lifelong challenges.

About Home Care Pulse

Home Care Pulse is the industry’s leading firm in satisfaction research and quality assurance. On behalf of home care businesses across North America, Home Care Pulse gathers unbiased satisfaction ratings from clients and caregivers and detailed feedback to ensure the best in-home care possible can be provided. Powerful online reports allow businesses to identify needs and take action to reduce increase satisfaction, reduce caregiver turnover, and address client needs. For more information, please call Home Care Pulse at (877) 307-8573 or visit homecarepulse.com.


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Home Helpers Boise Donates 10 Cases

Home Helpers Boise Donates 10 Cases

We are grateful for the support from Home Helpers of Boise, an in-home health care agency that is locally owned and a trusted provider of quality and compassionate in-home care customized to your unique situation.  Their 10 case purchase of bottled water will support our Water4Water project and save a child’s life.





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Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Persons with Alzheimer’s/Dementia

Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Persons with Alzheimer’s/Dementia

So what makes a great gift? A gift that brings a smile with it. When choosing a gift for a person with Alzheimer’s\Dementia, it’s important to keep in mind what stage of the disease they are in. Look for presents that will make life easier for them, or that will help them maintain independence. Try to find something that is fun, that they will enjoy. A wonderful recourse is the Alzheimer’s Store on the internet. You can find it at www.alzstore.com.

  • Simple puzzles 12-24 pieces
  • Adult coloring books
  • Warm fuzzy pj’s
  • A boom box with music they love
  • Things for them to sort
  • Large handled toothbrush
  • A warm hug
  • Indoor herb garden
  • Simple crafts
  • Music CD’s
  • Head phones
  • Soft lightweight lap blanket
  • Favorite movie DVD’s/old movies
  • Rinse free shampoo
  • Easy to read clock with day and date display
  • Large handled silverware
  • Large TV remote
  • Warm soft lightweight sweater
  • Things to sort (buttons, cards, poker chips, fabric swatches)
  • A massage – back or hands
  • Stuffed animal to hold
  • Drive to see Christmas lights
  • Telephone with photos
  • A birdfeeder
  • Bubbles
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The 12 Rules of Christmas

Tips for the Holidays for a Person with Alzheimer’s or Dementia & Their Families

  1. Try to keep the number of guests to a minimum. Too many people can be overwhelming to a person with Dementia.
  2. Keep the area quiet, the less noise the better. Having a quiet place to retreat is a good backup plan.
  3. Keep the visit short. Two to three hours maximum.
  4. Allow for periods of quiet\rest for longer visits.
  5. Plan the event\visit for earlier in the day. Many people with Dementia suffer from sun downing, and may present with behaviors in the afternoon and evening hours.
  6. When taking Mom or Dad back to a facility-try saying “lets go for a ride” or “time to go for a drive”. You may get less resistance to leave.
  7. Avoid shadows and glare, they can confuse a person with Dementia.
  8. Keep expectations low.
  9. Avoid quizzing\correcting. This only frustrates the person with Dementia.
  10. Be patient. Give them time.
  11. Be flexible, the day may not go as planned.
  12. Be loving. A person with Dementia can understand a warm smile and a gentle touch.
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Long-Term Care Insurance…For In-Home Care?

Nursing Home Insurance. That’s what Long Term Care insurance used to be commonly called. And it made sense. It was insurance that paid for care in a nursing home.

Times changed. More and more people practically shouted that Dorothy had it right in The Wizard of Oz – there’s no place like home.

The insurance companies heard it loud and clear. Policies started covering in-home care. Some policies unfairly pay more if you are relocated to a nursing home rather than receiving care in your home. Others simply look at the level of care received regardless the location.

If you have a loved one with Long Term Care insurance and together you are making decisions about where care will be received, you should know the ins and outs of the policy.

Before I go further I want to be clear. I am neither an insurance agent nor a financial planner. To the contrary, I own an in-home senior care agency. I’ve seen scores of Long Term Care insurance policies and have served a great number of people whose insurance pays for the service. In any event, none of what I offer should be mistakenly taken as insurance or financial advice but only as important information from a knowledgeable service provider.12806113_1775184972710003_5083215326587263652_n

There are three key components to every Long Term Care insurance policy that could be of great importance to you and are the areas where I receive the most questions. Briefly, these include:

Elimination Period — The “deductible” in a Long Term Care insurance policy is represented by a period of time – an Elimination Period. The time period could be 30 days, 60 days, or 90 days, for instance. Some policies have immediate benefits without Elimination Periods, but you can be assured that you have paid for this through your premium. During the Elimination Period, the insured is responsible for paying for services provided. Once a claim has been established, the clock starts and every day served is counted against the days of your Elimination Period. For simplicity sake, I refer to the Elimination Period as your deductible.

Daily/Weekly or Monthly Benefit — The policy benefit is defined as an amount of money available for approved services. The benefit may be defined by daily, weekly or monthly dollar figures, (e.g., $100/day or $3,500/month). This aspect of the policy is important for budgeting reasons. My recommendation is always to have a Plan of Care tailored, determine what service schedule will fully meet the needs, and then calculate what the charges will be. From that, you can determine what amount will be covered by your policy and what part, if any, exceeds that amount that you will be responsible for paying.

Lifetime Maximum Benefit — The total amount the insurance company will pay is your Lifetime Maximum Benefit. In most every case, there is a limit, but in some cases, there is not. Like you Daily/Weekly or Monthly Benefit, this figure can help determine how long in-home care will be paid.

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Immediate Openings for In-Home Caregivers- Sign On Bonus!

We are hiring male and female caregivers and home health aides.

We are seeking enthusiastic, responsible and dependable candidates who are passionate about caring for our beloved seniors and honored veterans and others who want live independently in their own home.
We value a diverse workplace and provide career advancement, training and leadership opportunities to exemplary employees.

*Various shifts available: days, nights, graveyard/NOC , weekdays and or weekends.*
•Pick the shift – based on your availability!
•One location – No driving from client to client!

Job duties include, but are not limited to:
•Adult sitter/monitoring shifts (in facilities)
•Light housekeeping includes dusting, vacuuming, take out garbage, clean bathrooms, etc.
•Resident and facility laundry
•Make and change beds
•Assist residents with toileting, bathing, dressing, grooming, and all other ADL’s
•Plan and prepare meals followed by dishes and clean-up
•Assist with medications
•Assist with snacks, meals, and activity participation
•Record keeping: daily logs and some documentation

Requirements include:
•Passing a background check will be required.
•Must have recent professional experience.
•Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.
•Active CNA license not required but is a plus.
•CPR & first aid trained a plus.
•A valid driver’s license and good driving record with reliable transportation.

We Offer:
•Sign on bonus & Benefits -after 60 days of employment
•Fuel Reimbursement for travel between clients
•Ongoing training
•Flexibility with work schedules
•Growth potential opportunities within the company
•and more!

WereHiring: http://local.homehelpershomecare.com/boiseid/home/care.php
Please respond with a current resume and references attached in MS Word format.

Home Helpers Home Care is part of a non-medical home care member organization with over 600 independently owned agencies throughout the United States and Canada with local operations in the Boise, Idaho and Ada County areas.

Both part-time and full time shifts are available.

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