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  • Monday, December 10 2018

Homemaking and Companion Care Services

Companion care is primarily emotional support and companionship for seniors who are generally healthy and who want to remain independent at home. However, it can also include a range of non-medical services that help make a senior's life more manageable. Homemaker & Companion Services Providers employ individuals to do housekeeping, cook, run errands, and provide companionship to the elderly and adults with disabilities. They cannot provide any personal care or nursing according to state law. Maybe you have noticed Mom and Dad’s house starting to decline: counters are dirty, shelves undusted. On the other hand, perhaps your sister’s health is waning; she is growing older and forgets to take her medications. Whatever the signs, you are beginning to wonder if your loved one needs help around the house. Companionship care and homemaking offer just that: nonclinical assistance for those who need it, without leaving the comfort of home. The purpose of companionship care is to offer company and friendship. Companions may help with certain household chores, such as laying out towels before a shower, but their primary purpose is to spend time with the patient. Grown children may want to hire companions to keep an eye on their aging parents, for example.

Conversation and Companionship

Studies prove that elders, older adults and seniors who stay social and engaged have a better quality of life. They also have a lower tendency to develop depression and general cognitive decline. Our caregivers provide friendly company, conversation, and mealtime companionship — a fantastic way to keep your loved ones engaged and upbeat.

Meal Preparation

Daily tasks, like meal preparation, can be a lot of work for elders, older adults and seniors. Our caregivers step in and help in the kitchen when needed. They cook hot and wholesome meals to meet nutritional and dietary needs. Your loved ones are always welcome to work alongside their caregiver during meal prep. This time spent working together is an excellent opportunity for social interaction and conversation.

Laundry Assitance

Our caregivers can take care of all laundry needs, either in the home or at a nearby laundromat. These services may include washing, drying, ironing, and putting clean laundry away.

Light Housekeeping

Our caregivers are available to provide light housekeeping. Our services include vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, mopping, cleaning bathrooms (sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets), cleaning kitchens (sinks, appliances, counters, and taking out the trash), straightening all rooms, organizing closets and drawers, and cleaning any interior windows reachable without a ladder

Grocery Shopping & Errands

Getting around can be difficult for elders, older adults and seniors especially if they are unable to drive. Our caregivers take care of this problem by running around for you. This can include grocery shopping and other errands, such as stopping at the pharmacy or post office. Your loved ones are welcome to stay home or come along for the ride that means to our elders, older adults and seniors a way to stay active and participate.

Transportation

Being out and about benefits an elder, older adult and senior’s mind, body, and spirit. It's an integral part of Home Health Solutions Group Caregiving. For elders, older adults and seniors unable to drive, our caregivers provide transportation incidental to other services, such as medical appointments, barbershops, beauty salons, and shopping. Just about anywhere your elder, older adults and senior wants to go, our caregivers can help them get there.

Medication Reminders

Although our caregivers cannot administer medications, they can assist in ensuring that clients take their medication as prescribed. Our caregivers can help with opening medication containers, reading labels, and reminding the client when it is time for the next dose.

Grooming Guidance

For clients who fear falling while bathing, or have physical or cognitive limitations that make bath-time difficult, our caregivers are there to help. We can assist with shampooing, shaving, hair combing and styling, nail and skin care, oral care and other grooming needs.

Benefits of Homemaking and Companionship Care at Home

From taking away loneliness to ensuring proper nutrition, companionship care and homemaking have many benefits for patients. If you suspect your loved one is not eating well, for example, having a homemaker available to cook, nutritious meals can turn around your family member’s health.

Here are just a few of the benefits these services offer

  • Mental (cognitive) stimulation
  • Increased mobility due to transportation services
  • Socialization
  • Improvement in health, both physical and mental
  • Safety supervision

Interested in our Home Health Care Services?