“Cherished Companions was absolutely the best choice for dad’s care….”
-Michel, Willowick, Ohio
What Is Companion Care?
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.
How Companion Care Benefits Your Loved One
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:
- Share their thoughts and feelings with someone they trust
- Reminisce about favorite experiences and memories
- Talk through emotional challenges
- Participate in favorite hobbies or activities
- Look forward to a visit from someone on a regular basis
- Get out of the house for social activities or shopping
- Focus on creating a life they love
- Help them to remain mentally sharp
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 provides 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 and immediate attention. Day or night, you can rest assured that a caregiver is available to assist with ambulation, toileting, fall prevention, and other needs.
Peace of Mind For Families
We make it easy to ensure that your loved one receives quality, compassionate care, even if you don’t live nearby. Live-in care gives you peace of mind with personalized care plans in the comfort of home.
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Our Caregivers Come From Diverse Backgrounds
“I do what I do because older people deserve great care. They deserve the very best help given with the same love and respect they gave their own families. This generation grew up in very hard times, serving their country, making our country great and I feel this is a way of honoring them for all that they have accomplished. It’s my way of making a difference and I get great satisfaction in giving back.”
-Michele, Cherished Companion since 2013
Why Choose Cherished Companions?
“Cherished Companions has made this new phase in our lives much easier. They have given us the support we needed to remain at home.”
- Lois and Edna, retired couple
“They are a very personal and caring company. Their caregivers are so warm, like they are part of the family.”
- Linda, a beloved long-term client
"I am forever grateful for the service Cherished Companions provides. They gave our family peace of mind because we knew dad was safe and being well cared for. They made what seemed impossible at the time, possible."
- Paula, daughter of a retired U.S. Veteran
Home care with heart
You’re not in this alone. We are here to support your needs and provide resources.
Guide to Home Care
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.
Ways to Pay For 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.
Guide to Becoming a Caregiver
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.
Did You Know?
The Cherished Companions Institute has been involved with studies on dementia to help develop tools to aid with the difficulties of Alzheimers.