Social interaction and companionship are the basic needs of humans, especially for older adults. Due to age or disability, it can be difficult for the elderly to do their basic tasks, including cleaning, cooking, and washing. This is where an elderly companion care service can help. They provide various non-medical home care services to older or disabled adults to make their life easier and safer while improving their health, well-being, and quality of life.
A companion may assist seniors with various tasks, including:
A companion provides companionship and non-medical services, including cleaning, washing, playing, and socialization. However, a caregiver provides all care services that the companion does along with basic medical services, including:
Follow these steps to find elderly companion services:
In the “National Service Reports” section, select the state where your senior resides and click “view report.”
From the right side, click on the PDF titled “(your state) services locations” from the “Activity completed between (the selected time period)” reports section.
The PDF shows local service organizations by city and the program types available there.
You can also call senior companion care organizations in your area.
Medicare does not pay for companion care. Generally, care recipients or their families will pay for these services. However, some insurance policies might pay for companion care, and a few states provide a home allowance depending on residents’ financial requirements.
To become an elderly companion, you will need:
A Genworth Cost of Care Study has revealed that the national average cost for companion care is $18 per hour, $125 per day, or $3,813 per month, but it varies depending on the:
Determine your loved one’s care needs and contact your local home care agency for a clear picture of the potential costs. Contact us today if you are looking for in-home companionship for seniors.