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Companionship

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Home Services Companionship

Senior Companion Care

Senior companion care is the best alternative when you are not always present to care and support your senior loved ones as they get older. Home companions for the elderly are much needed to monitor the safety and health of the seniors or simply to offer respite to a primary caregiver.

Our elderly companion services carefully match skilled, compassionate and responsible professionals to deliver quality care for clients who are:

  • Enduring pain or recuperating from sickness or surgery
  • Having limited scope of mobility to ambulate safely
  • Socially withdrawn
  • Suffering from severe dementia or depression
  • Just unable to care for themselves anymore
  • Having no local support for their regular needs

What Is Senior Companionship?

Senior companions are individuals, either paid or volunteers, who provide the required and consistent company in a senior’s life. The responsibility of a senior companion involves maintaining the link between the older adult and the rest of society. They approach their work in such a manner to provide emotional support and in some cases, reduce the burdens that ensue with age, loss of mobility and mental decline, through physical care and assistance.

Senior companions are not necessarily medically qualified or certified, and their job can be as easy as accompanying a senior to grocery shopping or a medical clinic appointment. It can also be a regular sitting down with a senior and enjoying conversation.

Who Provides Companion Care Services?

Professional elderly companion care services are offered by various local organizations or independent service providers. Senior companion care facilities for yourself or an elderly loved one is mostly accessible through:

  • Live-in companion care - It’s usually provided by home care service providers and involves 24-hour service by one or more individuals.

  • In-home companion care - It involves shorter visits with specific goals such as meal prep, assistance with bathing, and more.

  • Companion hospice care - Hospice offers companion care through their volunteers who stop by for visiting to help older adults.

Why Companion Care Matters for Seniors?

Elderly care companions manage and watch over a senior’s overall health and well-being, deal with everyday household tasks, and offer desired social interaction. Senior companions fulfill your elderly parent’s social needs in the following ways:

  • Friendly & supportive conversation
  • Plan & boost social activities
  • Encourage light exercise
  • Inspire active thinking

How Companion Care Works

Newport Home Care makes it convenient to access elderly companion care services. We will be happy to organize a complimentary assessment of your loved one’s care needs. During this meeting, we will seek to understand your senior loved one’s specific care needs to offer our recommendations. Also, you can ask questions to learn more about our services.

When you choose in-home care services, you will be recommended a compassionate, qualified, and experienced care companion. A suitable caregiver will be a perfect match for your loved one.

What Does Companion Care Consist of?

Our elderly companionship services comprise of non-medical care, management, and socialization activities delivered on a one-on-one basis to an adult. Professional caregivers provide reliable companion care for the elderly while offering a sympathetic ear and skilled hands. Your loved ones will benefit from consistent social interaction in the company of such senior home companions for the elderly. Plus, you will get your peace of mind, realizing that your family member is in safe hands and cared for through companion care from Newport Home Care.

Our right at home elderly companion services offered includes but are not limited to:

  • Caring companionship and conversation
  • Help with hobbies
    • Scrapbooking
    • Artistic pursuits
    • Playing games
    • Gardening
    • Sports & news
  • General shopping and errands
  • Transportation
    • Doctor visits
    • Religious services
    • Community events
    • Visiting family and friends
  • Assistance with pet care
  • Reminder services (medications, dates, routines, etc.)
  • Meal preparation
  • Light housekeeping
  • Errands
    • Prescription pickup
    • Dry cleaning
  • Grocery shopping
  • Home safety evaluation

How Much Does Companion Care Service Cost?

Companion care costs may differ from state to state depending on the level of care provided, and the experience of the caregiver. Local market conditions and provider’s reputation may also influence the exact cost of service. A Genworth Financial Cost of Care Survey has revealed that the national average for certified companion care services is $18 per hour and a minimum 4-hours each day is required by most services.

It’s essential to learn about your loved one’s companion care needs and to get in touch with your local Area Agency on Aging, for a better understanding of the potential costs.

Does Medicare Cover Companion Care?

Medicare does not compensate for companion care. Most of the elderly companionship care recipients or their families pay for these services. However, some insurance policies might include companion care services, and a few states also provide a home allowance depending on the financial requirements of their residents.

Benefits of Companion Care

There’s so much that elders gain from senior companion services. They can remain strong both physically and mentally, and their family members find their peace of mind, knowing someone is always present for their loved ones, whenever they need it.

Some more noticeable benefits include:

  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Releasing stress-reducing hormones
  • Enhanced nutrition and digestion
  • Controlling the body’s blood sugar level
  • Higher self-esteem.
  • A decreased span of hospital stays

Do You Need Companion Care Service for a Loved One?

Companion care offers valuable benefits to seniors who live independently in their homes and find it challenging to keep up with routine household tasks, are at risk of isolation, or require transportation to doctor appointments and other places.

It provides physical care to seniors who suffer from loss of mobility, or cognitive degeneration due to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Their families often seek companion care to ensure they stay comfortably in their homes.

Companion care is helpful for seniors who want to maintain a secure and independent lifestyle at home.

The last point is most important because when seniors comprehend they have something to return home to, it influences their recovery. A major aspect of senior companion care of Newport Home Care services is about ensuring a presence, and encouraging and helping seniors indulge activities they love.

Newport Home Care provides affordable elderly companionship services to meet your loved one’s unique requirements. Contact us today to discuss your needs related to companionship for seniors or to schedule a free assessment for your loved one.