Companionship Care

Companion Care Services

Companion Care Services

 

This carer will not provide hands-on care for the client (such as feeding and dressing, or medicating) but will provide companionship, provide respite for the main caregiver, offer encouragement and perform light housekeeping tasks. Duties may include:

  • Washing dishes

  • Laundry and ironing

  • Light cleaning

  • Mopping and vacuuming

  • Changing bed linens

  • Watering plants

  • Preparing meals

  • Grocery shopping

  • Recreational activities such as taking walks, playing games and reading

  • Performing miscellaneous errands

  • Taking care of pets

  • Taking the client to appointments

  • Transportation

  • Reading a book aloud

  • Playing games

  • Letter writing

  • Monitoring the home

Benefits of Companionship Care

From helping with loneliness and isolation, to ensuring proper nutrition, companionship care has many benefits for patients.

Here are just a few of the benefits these services offer:

  • Mental (cognitive) stimulation and maintenance

  • Increased mobility due to transportation services

  • Socialization

  • Improvement in health, both physical and mental well-being

  • Safety supervision

Getting out & about

There are things you enjoy doing and errands you need to run. Our friendly and supportive care team are here to help you get to the places you want to go.

As you get older, it can often become difficult to get out of the house to do the things you want to do. You may have reached the stage in your life where you can no longer drive or you may have lost your partner who was your companion and the person who did the driving.

We offer more than just a transport service. We’ll accompany you to do your banking, shopping, to events in your community or to any other location that you might want to visit.

Depending on your needs, we'll usually use our private vehicles (cars and minibuses). If you need help getting into or out of our vehicles we can help with that too.

In addition to helping you get out and about, we can also help you to connect to the community through:

Senior exercise
The first exercise program purpose built for seniors and specifically designed to improve strength, balance, coordination and flexibility, supported by our physiotherapy team.

Social outings
Social outings offer a comfortable setting where you can socialize, relax and have fun. Whether you want to meet new people and make friends, join in with activities and day trips, or you simply want a change of scenery where you can read a book or watch a film, social centers can cater to your individual needs.

Social support
Enjoy some company as you go about your daily life, whether it be shopping, banking, attending medical appointments or visiting the library.

 

You can reach out to your local HomeHealth24x7® coordinator with any questions you have about companionship care for your loved one.   We will compare your needs to the qualifications, experience, and personality of our carers, to find the ideal person to assist.