Companion Care (sometimes also referred to as In-Home Companion Care) refers to the professional care, or in home care of an individual who is mostly independent, but requires assistance with common daily living activities even when they’re not able to do them on their own. This may be because of physical disabilities or chronic illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease. It may also be necessary due to the fact that the senior in home requires extra help with bathing, dressing, eating, and exercising. Sometimes it’s just better for the senior to be in a familiar, comfortable, warm environment in order to get the kind of assistance they need. It can make a big difference for the senior’s sense of self-worth if they know they have a reliable, caring partner on hand to help them every day.
Senior Home Companion Services – A Primer
Senior home companion services are able to handle more than just one task for a senior citizen suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. If your aging senior loved one doesn’t always get time to visit a doctor, senior home companion services may help out with other medical tasks. Live-in aides can even help out by helping with daily household chores and errands, such as placing food on the table or shopping for groceries. Even if an elder can no longer perform these tasks on their own, live-in aides can make sure everything is taken care of for them.