Certified Companionship Care Organization
Companionship care for seniors provides older adults with the assistance they require to live safely and comfortably at home. This type of home care encompasses a wide range of basic tasks and activities that many seniors find difficult to complete on their own. In other cases, these impediments can lead to seniors losing their independence. Seniors, on the other hand, can maintain their routines and age in place with companion care.
Companion caregiving is one of Right Choice’s most popular services, covering a wide range of caregiving duties. This makes it an excellent choice for seniors who need a little assistance to stay at home but do not require advanced caregiving.
- Cooking and meal preparation
- Light housekeeping including laundry
- Grocery shopping and errands
- 24 Hour and/or live in
- Assisting with walking and transferring from bed to wheelchair
- Medication reminders
- Transportation to appointments, supermarket, pharmacy
- Respite or relief for family
- Personal care, including bathing and dressing
- Status reporting to family
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What Exactly Is Companion Care?
Companion care is an in-home care service that provides assistance to the elderly and disabled adults.
Care will typically include a variety of ways to make the care recipient’s daily life easier and safer. A caregiver, for example, may run errands on behalf of a senior, such as grocery shopping or medication pickup. Caregivers will also plan and prepare regular meals, perform light housekeeping duties, and provide medication reminders at times.
In addition, this type of elder care is intended to improve the quality of life in other ways. Caregivers assist clients with favorite hobbies and activities, accompany them to appointments and social outings, and engage in friendly conversation with them.
These care activities can center a lifeline for seniors who are socially isolated. In seniors, social isolation has been shown to significantly increase the risk of health complications and mortality. Companion caregiving provides social interaction and regular companionship to isolated seniors, breaking the cycle of senior isolation.
Personal Caregiving vs. Companion Caregiving
When selecting elder care services for a loved one, you may have to choose between companion care and personal care. As a result, understanding the distinction between the two services is advantageous.
Duties with a home care companion typically include activities such as laundry, meal preparation, and errand running. This type of care, however, does not include physical assistance with activities such as dressing, bathing, or toileting.
Personal care encompasses the basic care duties of companion caregiving as well as physical assistance and contact to clients. Non-medical assistance for chronic health conditions such as diabetes or Parkinson’s disease can also be included in personal care services.
With companion caregiving and care, most older adults who receive senior care can age in place comfortably. Seniors who require advanced care or physical assistance, on the other hand, may require personal care in order to live safely at home.
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Get Started with Elderly Companion Care!
It’s simple to get started with home care through your local Right Choice office.
When you call your local office, we’ll set up a free consultation for you and your loved one. We will create a personalized senior companion care plan and schedule based on this consultation. This care plan will be tailored to your loved one’s specific care requirements and preferences.
Once we’ve created a companion care plan for your loved one, we’ll match them with a companion caregiver. Our program ensures that the right caregiver is found for each client, allowing you to find the ideal caregiver for your loved one.
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