Companion Care – Companions provide assistance with daily living activities when family and friends are not available. These services are “companion” and provide an “extra pair of hands” that can be the difference between staying in your own home and moving to an assisted living facility.
For many seniors, companion caregivers can fill the social gap created by growing older. Senior home companion caregivers monitor and protect a senior’s safety, besides their health and wellness. They handle everyday household tasks, and provide social interaction. Companions can meet an aging parent’s social needs by providing supportive conversation and help plan social outings. They can additionally provide a little friendly encouragement to do light exercise and stay mentally active.
An in-home companion caregiver can also be there as a friendly and attentive listener. Keeping seniors engaged in conversation can help stimulate their memory.
Plan & Encourage Social Activities
The home companions we refer can help your senior parent stay active and maintain a level of independence. They can help plan visits with family and friends. Set play dates with children. Organize trips to the zoo, or shopping sprees. In addition to planing craft activities and making scrap-books. Companion caregivers can also help with scheduling vacations.
Encourage Light Exercise
The companions we refer can help motivate seniors to participate in activities, which can help seniors gain greater mobility, quality of life and independence. Companion caregivers can accompany your family member on walks. And encourage them to do regular light exercise.
Encourage Active Thinking
In-home companions can help your senior parent stay mentally active and engaged by structuring pastimes, hobbies and games.