Companion care is a form of home care offering non-medical services to older adults or people with disabilities. Companion care differs from personal care in that personal care aides (also known as home health aides) may provide the same services as companion care but also help with tasks such as bathing, dressing, and medication management, depending on specific state regulations. The goal of companion care is primarily emotional support and socialization, although companions may help older adults with a variety of tasks as well.
Benefits of Companion Care
Companions provide a variety of beneficial services that make life more manageable for older adults, but companionship itself is perhaps the most important, particularly for seniors who live alone and find it difficult to get out of the house. Older adults living independently often experience loneliness and isolation, and companions engage in conversation, take walks with their care recipients, and play games like card games or board games, and simply provide a listening ear and someone to talk to.
Our personal caregivers offer assistance with activities such as:
- Personal grooming, bathing, toileting, and hygiene tasks
- Mobility and transfers
- Medication reminders and monitoring
- Light housekeeping, meal planning, and meal preparation
- Shopping and errands
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Research shows a direct correlation to the risk of premature mortality for people of all ages with an increased concern for seniors who are isolated, comparable to other risk factors like high blood pressure, smoking, or obesity. As people age, they often experience circumstances that can lead to feelings of loneliness or isolation. Whether it is because grown children have moved away, a spouse or friends have passed on, or mobility is limited, people can lose the social interactions they once enjoyed.
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