As seniors age, simple chores like light housekeeping, preparing meals, medication management, driving a car or staying connected to family and friends can present a challenge. Having someone around to give a helping hand, offer friendly visits and enjoyable conversations is all they need to live comfortably at home. Choice Home Care is here to provide a helping hand when it’s needed most. Our compassionate team addresses the essential home care and companionship needs of your loved ones, keeping them happy, active and engaged.
What is Companion Care?
Companion care is usually a less intensive, non-medical service often including activities like driving to an appointment, playing cards, going on walks, visiting family and friends, and anything that keeps the patient busy and enjoying life. Many seniors living at home alone need companionship and mental stimulation, but not necessarily hands-on care. For example, many families find themselves living very far or having busy schedules that don’t allow them to take good care of their elderly loved ones. Companion care is perfect for such adults who would want to enjoy their independence at home with a friendly, compassionate companion who regularly visits to sit, chat, and reminisce.
Our companion care services include:
Adult and elderly home companion visits – Providing companionship, friendship and emotional support
Giving medication reminders
Assisting with writing letters and correspondence
Talking, listening and sharing experiences
Connecting with loved ones through e-mail and social media
Engaging in stimulating activities such as art projects, exercises, games and reading
Scheduling assistance – Driving the client to appointments and other outings
Respite and family relief
In addition to being a friendly companion, our caregivers can:
Keep the house clean and tidy
Help with laundry
Prepare nutritious meals
Assist with light housekeeping
Help with personal care and other daily activities if needed
Get Started with Companion Care
Research has shown that social interactions have a significant impact on the life expectancy and overall well-being of seniors. Other additional benefits of using senior companion care include:
- Professionally trained personal care attendants who develop strong friendships with their clients in a caring and nurturing manner.
- Enhanced nutrition and quality care
- Improved safety and security, especially if someone lives alone
- A way to stay mentally and socially active, which is critical to a healthy senior life
- Offers peace of mind to concerned family members who are unable to provide continuous assistance to their loved ones.
- Meaningful companionship to those who have limited ability to travel or move around perhaps due to their health conditions.
An important note is that companion care and homemaking is different from home health agency services. A home health aide has additional licensing for personal hands-on care and provides skilled medical care that a standard care provider can’t give according to state law. However, companionship care is often times more affordable, allowing your senior loved ones to receive genuine care and enjoy their independence at a reasonable price.
Trust Choice Home Care with Home Senior Care: Companion and Homemaking Services
Our Choice Home Care team provides a holistic approach to ensure that your loved ones receive the best care. By assisting seniors with their daily living activities, they will lead more fulfilling lives that allow them to thrive at the comfort of their homes. Depending on your loved one’s needs, Choice Home Care will provide the best care that makes their life easier and more manageable.
Find Out More
Is your aging family member, friend, or loved one in need of good companionship and emotional support? The experienced caregivers from Choice Home Care are available to provide the extra non-medical assistance needed to live safely and comfortably at home. Our compassionate team will work with you to determine the best schedule for your unique situation to make this experience as seamless as possible. Get in touch with our Companion Care representatives to receive a free in-home consultation today and get to know if home care might work for you.
Why Choose Choice Home Care
Our clients tell us they are thankful for the difference Choice Home Care makes in their life and their loved one’s lives.
Areas We Serve:
- Mountain Brook