• Grand Island
    (308) 382-3436
  • Hastings
    (402) 463-1000
  • Kearney
    (308) 236-8119
  • Surrounding Areas
    (800) 355-3537
  • Grand Island
    (308) 382-3436
  • Hastings
    (402) 463-1000
  • Kearney
    (308) 236-8119
  • Surrounding Areas
    (800) 355-3537
  • Grand Island
    (308) 382-3436
  • Hastings
    (402) 463-1000
  • Kearney
    (308) 236-8119
  • Surrounding Areas
    (800) 355-3537
  • Grand Island
    (308) 382-3436
  • Hastings
    (402) 463-1000
  • Kearney
    (308) 236-8119
  • Surrounding Areas
    (800) 355-3537

Services

Audrey - Client Services Coordinator
Dan - Manager
Bert - Human Resource Coordinator
Mary Ann - Community Outreach Coordinator

Home Care & Companion's services are designed to assist our clients in all aspects of hiring household employees who provide them homemaker and housekeeper services and personal assistance. As your employee, your Caregiver can help you with any task that you would normally do or a family member could do for you if they were available.

When you contact Home Care & Companions, a Coordinator will meet with you at your home, hospital, or nursing home to discuss your personal needs and expectations.

You can count on our entire staff to work diligently to see you receive the care and consideration you request and deserve.

Robbie Kuehner / Owner

Home Care & Companions offer four scheduling options to meet your current needs and also to adapt to your changing situation. All fees are based upon a 30 day period. You may start, discontinue, change, or resume services at any time. When you discontinue services, your fee will be prorated or adjusted to the actual hours used on the Scheduling Option scale and a refund will be made accordingly. All fees are inclusive and cover all costs to you.

You can count on Home Care and Companions to care for you! Services we provide include:

Recruitment
Maintain a list of available Caregivers with positive references.
Provide ongoing recruitment in your area to meet your special needs or requests.
Interviews
Each prospective Caregiver has been interviewed by our staff, references been checked, and all government required payroll forms have been signed before a Caregiver is referred to a client.
A Home Care Staff member will accompany all prospective Caregivers when meeting with you.
Scheduling
We prepare a monthly work schedule for your caregivers.
Caregiver pay vouchers are verified against monthly work schedule and any discrepancies are clarified and/or corrected.
Payroll
All state and federal employment forms are prepared for you and kept on file.
We will prepare bi-monthly payroll with deductions and issue paychecks.
We will generate quarterly and annual wage reports and issue W2s on each of your Caregivers.
All records are maintained for four years and available for your review upon request.
Support Staff
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any emergency, or questions and concerns you may have.
Assist you with emergency and replacement Caregivers.
Routine or scheduled 'drop in' visits to ensure your needs and requests are being met.
Cooperation and coordination with any personal, medical, legal, or other representative you request.
Community
Cooperate and participate in community groups involved with the Senior Population. Identify new and specific services available for our clientele.

 Frequently Asked Questions

Who will stay with me?

Home Care and Companions maintains a list of individuals able and willing to provide services in all Central Nebraska communities and surrounding areas. We will suggest Caregivers from this list for your approval. The choice of Caregiver is at your sole discretion. Most Caregivers are female and local to your area. Some have nursing home or in homecare experience. Many have cared for family members or worked for other clients of ours in the past. All Caregivers have at least three positive references and a background check on file.

How long will it take to get a Caregiver?

Once you're set up as a Client we will make a referral from our 'Caregiver List'. If additional or specific Caregivers are requested it may take 5 to 8 business days. Our goal is to refer dependable Caregivers that will satisfy you and your needs. You can be assured that our staff will work diligently on your behalf.

What are their duties?

It is your decision on what you would like your Caregiver to do, and how these tasks are to be performed. A coordinator is also available to discuss your questions or concerns.

What if I don't know how long I will need help?

Our scheduling options provide you many choices that will fit your current and future needs. You may end service at any time and your fee will be prorated or adjusted to the hours you used. A refund will be made according to the Scheduling Option Rate.

What does my fee cover?

Your fee covers wage, Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment for your Caregivers and also Home Care & Companions's fee for ALL services provided on your behalf.

Is there any additional cost to me?

No! The fee is inclusive. The only additional cost that may occur is mileage when you ask your caregiver to run errands in their vehicle.

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