Social activity is essential to your loved one’s overall well-being. Physical limitations that restrict the ability to engage in favorite activities or socialize with friends often result in feelings of loneliness and isolation. These feelings may contribute to health conditions such as anxiety, depression, weakened immunity, and heart disease. Companionship care gives your loved one the emotional support they need to stay healthy, happy, and comfortable at home.
Companion caregivers build relationships with their clients, promoting well-being through social connection. This may include participating in a favorite hobby, playing a game of cards, attending a social gathering or religious service, or just chatting together. Caregivers also provide assistance with daily activities such as meal preparation, fall prevention, and light housekeeping as needed.
Companion care meets the emotional needs and preferences of your loved one in addition to their physical needs. By creating an improved quality of life, companion care creates the best possible environment for aging at home with dignity.
Having a companion in the home enables seniors to:
If your loved one has limited mobility that inhibits their ability to do the things they love or if they have shown signs of loneliness or depression, companion care can help.
Companion care is also an option for seniors who live in a residential facility. If family members don’t live nearby and can’t visit often, companion care can provide the vital social connections they need.
Live-in care offers consistent, continuous care from a single caregiver. This person lives and sleeps in the home, providing companionship and assistance with daily activities. It differs from 24-hour care and overnight care in that the caregiver will sleep at night while your loved one sleeps.
With 24-hour care, at least two caregivers will share caregiving responsibilities so that your loved one receives round-the-clock care. Day or night, you can rest assured that a caregiver is at hand to assist with ambulation, toileting, fall prevention, and other needs. This is the best option for seniors who need care during both day and night.
Companion care promotes well-being and quality of life for your loved one by providing social interaction and emotional support. Whatever your loved one’s needs are, we put your mind at ease.
"I have been a caregiver for over ten years and take pride in taking care of others, especially the elderly. I have always had a special connection with my own grandmother. I liked to comb her hair while we talked for long periods. That is where I learned the true value of listening and the passion and desire to care for people. The people I care for are not just my patients, they are my family and I love them.” -Latanya, Cherished Companion since 2009
We know that your loved one’s heart is at home. Remaining independent may have become a little challenging, and that’s where home care can help. In this guide, we are going to share with you the complete ins and outs of home care.
We understand you may have questions about how to pay for home care services. This helpful guide covers the various financial options you have that can include long-term care insurance, reverse mortgages, home care loans, Medicaid and Medicare programs.
Caregiving is a rewarding profession that provides assistance and support to aging adults, disabled persons or those in recovery who are in need of physical, practical, emotional and sometimes medical assistance. This guide can help you discover if caregiving is right for you