Senior Companion Care Services
Companion care is primarily emotional support and companionship for seniors who want to remain independent at home, but don't want to be lonely and feel isolated which can lead to depression.
How is Companion Care delivered?
- 24 hour companion care – 24-hour home care provides round-the-clock care by more than one person. This type of service is ideal for keeping a senior in their home as long as possible and usually involves many types of services from meal preparation and house cleaning to grooming, and transportation to appointments.
- Part-time companion care – This type of service typically involves shorter visits with specific goals such as meal prep, encourage and remind to bathe, or transportation to an appointment or for grocery shopping. Part-time care can also be delivered as rise-and-shine (morning service) or tuck-in (night time service).
- Hospitals/ Skilled Nursing Facilities/Independent Living Homes - are all places that companion care can be important. Do you have a loved one in the hospital and you can't be there all the time? wouldn't it be nice to have someone there to sit with your family members to make sure they are not alone and someone is there if they need anything? Let's face it, hospitals are short-staffed and the staff is overworked. They can't answer all patient requests and call lights at the same time. Having someone with your loved one gives them the reassurance that they aren't forgotten. Even if just providing comforting things such as sips of water, fluffing their pillow, getting them a kleenex or going to get the nurse when things go wrong. Just reminding the nurse that the patient needs pain medicine is valuable. They're the family when the real family can't be there.
- Peace of Mind - Having someone stop in at different times at a nursing home keeps staff on their toes, they never know when someone will come in.