What is companion care?
Companion care is a less intensive, non-medical type of service. This can include activities such as care of a pet, driving to doctor appointments, running errands, light housework, preparing meals, grocery shopping, washing dishes, laundry and even watering plants. On top of that, our caregivers provide someone that can simply socialize with your loved one. Whether that’s playing cards, going on a walk, talking about life experiences, or listening to stories. This can make a lot of difference to a loved one that is dealing with loneliness or isolation.
Emotional Support to Remain Independent
According to the CDC 20% of age 55 yrs+ experience some type of mental health concerns. The most common conditions include anxiety, severe cognitive impairment, and mood disorders. Companion care can help with the physical and emotional support system loved ones need as they grow older. Companion care doesn’t mean 24/7 care necessarily. It could be a simple weekly visit, or a couple of hours to visit a week to enjoy time together.
In an article in Forbes, the author, Marijke Vroomen, interviewed Leslie Koc who had a husband with Alzheimer’s. The author explained that he didn’t require hands-on physical care yet, however, he had reached a point where he couldn’t be left alone. Leslie explains why it was important to get a companion for Tom her husband. “Tom needs a companion, someone to brighten his day, to do things he would enjoy — things that he enjoys that I don’t.” “His companion comes just three times a week for an hour,” she says, explaining that other caregivers advised her to start the process slowly. She hopes to gradually increase the companion’s time soon, either for longer periods each time or more frequently. Tom’s companion keeps him busy. They go for walks and play games. “I made it very specific, the activities that Tom enjoys doing. I didn’t want to hire someone to just sit and watch television with him,” Koc says. “I’m not great at ping pong and I don’t necessarily enjoy playing pool, but he does. This has been great for him. I feel as though I’m providing enriching time for Tom, not a babysitter.” The article also goes on to explain that this gives Leslie extra time to run errands or shopping without having to worry about Tom.
We are available to help transport you anywhere you need.
- Doctor’s Appointments
- Church Services
- Family/Friend Visits
Meal Prep Services
We can help prepare nutritious meals for when our caregivers aren’t present. We can also make sure your loved one has all the meals they need regardless if someone is there to prepare them.
We won’t allow you to fall behind on your housework.
- Grocery Shopping
- Medication Pick Up
- Dusting and Vacuuming
Cater to Your Needs
Whether you are looking for someone to help with hopital transitional care or hospice care, we create plans to suit your needs
Professional & Friendly Staff
We go out of our way to personally introduce our caregivers to the client. Using this personal introduction allows us to make sure your caregiver knows all about you.
On Call 24/7
No matter the time of day, our caregivers are here to help you. If you are looking to start immediately, we also offer same day appointments to get started.