From doing light house duty to reading out loud or playing cards, professionals in companionship care and homemaking serve as another set of eyes and a responsible and able body within the home. They’re available to help remind patients when to take their medications, keep up around the house and even drive someone to appointments.
The purpose of companionship care is to offer company, friendship and a responsible extra set of hands to be of personal assistance. 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. We also offer Companion Homemakers that specialize in Pediatrics.
Companionship care and homemaking do not include personal, hands-on care. For example, companions cannot help patients bathe or take their medications. Instead, they can prepare the bath and remind patients to take their medications. Most states require additional licensing for personal, hands-on care.
Some of the services offered by companionship care include:
• Reading a book aloud
• Playing games
• Accompanying the patient for a walk outside
• Letter writing
• Monitoring the home
• Bottle Feeding Infants
Benefits of Companionship Care and Homemaking
From taking away loneliness to ensuring proper nutrition, companionship care and homemaking have many benefits for patients. If you suspect your loved one isn’t 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 of this service for your loved ones
• Mental (cognitive) stimulation
• Increased mobility
• Improvement in health, both physical and mental
• Safety supervision