Submitted by Good Samaritan Society-Services@Home
Did you know that Good Samaritan has been voted the “best home care” in the region by readers of the Quad City Times for four years running? They have also been the winner for three years in the same category from Locals Love Us. Good Samaritan Society has been established in the QC area for over 57 years. With Services@Home from the Good Samaritan Society, you can be certain that a qualified caregiver will always be available to provide the services you need when you need them. We have the largest reach in the business, covering 12 counties in IA and IL.
Good Samaritan Society-Services@Home is very well known for their long-term care facilities and in-home care. Each of our caregivers is thoroughly vetted, going through Illinois, Iowa, and federal background screenings, motor vehicle screenings, and drug screenings. It is important to us that you and your loved ones are safe. Our caregivers also receive hands-on training during their orientation and continuously throughout their employments to make sure they are educated and ready to assist with client needs. You can see from our testimonials that the time we take to select our caregivers and train them properly has paid off. Here are some comments from our clients regarding our caregivers:
“I appreciate that they are very flexible and always on time. They work with my schedule. Their staff is good and responsive. They do a good job. They want to make sure they take care of people.”
“The caregiver that I have been privileged to have has been so good about anticipated needs, following through on everything that needs to be done without being questioned about how to do it or anything, and really knowledgeable. It’s just a really good fit.” — Vicki
“We are older, and we will end up in the hospital. We had to get extra help from there [Good Samaritan Society-Services@Home]. He was going to be by himself all day on a Saturday. We had triplet grandsons who were going to come stay with him, but they got a lady who was able to come be with him. She fixed a roast. She was wonderful, super. I was sorry that I missed out on it. One time, we needed to get to Iowa City. They got someone to drive us out and back. They [Good Samaritan Society-Services@Home] have done real nice things for us.” — Beverly
We are able to customize services based on your unique, individual needs, meaning you get the care you need in the way that’s best for you. We have a one-hour minimum and don’t require a deposit.
Services can include the following:
- Relief and respite care
- Memory care
- Personal hygiene
- Dressing and grooming
- Meal preparation
- Assistance with light exercise
- Medication reminders
- Light housekeeping
- Shopping assistance
- Errand services and appointment escorts
The goal of Good Samaritan Society-Services@Home is to provide a variety of care solutions that will enable an elderly person to maintain a sense of independence and to remain in familiar, common surroundings, thereby creating an environment where they are loved, valued, and at peace. This contributes greatly toward a feeling of wellbeing, self-worth, and fulfillment. In addition to providing the highest degree of independence possible for a person, our services are designed to reduce the family’s burden and stress of caregiving so that the time spent together is quality time. An elder companion is a solution that not only meets the needs of the care recipient, but the care providers as well.
How do you know when your loved one needs more help?
- Unexplained bruises — Could indicate falls or poor balance
- Noticeable weight loss — May mean poor appetite due to illness or an inability to prepare food or do routine tasks like grocery shopping
- Disinterest in hygiene or housework — Can indicate depression
- Unpaid bills — Could indicate depression, issues with memory, or overwhelming but undisclosed financial circumstances
- Uneaten and spoiled foods in the refrigerator — May indicate a poor appetite because of an illness or issues with memory
- Expired or unused prescriptions — May mean issues with memory or a refusal to comply with a physician’s care plan
We pride ourselves on having quality staff
Good Samaritan Society-Services@Home has recently increased the starting wage for our caregivers, making us a leader in our industry in the Quad Cities for pay. The care providers for Good Samaritan Services@Home are available part-time or full time, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
Our care providers are…
- Extensively screened/experienced
- Homemakers and trained companions
- Required to attend initial eight hours of training and then mandatory monthly learning, and quarterly team trainings
- Fully bonded and insured
- Given complete background checks
- Dependable and compassionate
Good Samaritan Society Services@Home recruits and screens potential providers based on each unique situation and conducts in-depth interviews and prescreening. This process includes personal, professional, educational, criminal, fingerprinting, and motor vehicle checks. This information is utilized to assist us in making the best possible caregiver selection for each family.
If you, or someone you know, might benefit from our services, call our branch office nearest you to learn more.
Please take advantage of our free consultation to discuss services available to fit your needs.
Bettendorf Office: 563-359-4444 • Moline Office: 309-736-7414
Clinton Office: 563-242-2308 • Geneseo Office: 563-944-3727
Muscatine Office: 563-263-0530 • Toll free: 844-359-4446