“Could someone sit with my loved one while I am at work?”
This is one of the more common requests we receive to which we reply, “Yes, we can and it is called Home Helper Companion Care services.” The purpose of Home Helper Companion Care is to simply offer friendship and opportunities for meaningful social interaction. Where “companion care” focuses on the social and emotional needs of the person, “home helper” services include practical help with things like grocery shopping, meal preparation, transportation, and light housekeeping.
Companion Care means that your loved one has someone to share a meal with, go for a walk, play games, or watch their favorite show with. With a Home Helper/Companion, your loved one will have the company of a caring and conscientious person to share their day. Respite begins with knowing that there is someone you trust who is keeping a caring eye on your loved one while you’re away.
Companion Care Activities Include:
- Playing Games
- Reading Books Aloud
- Lunch Date
- Going for Walks
- Attend Appointments
- Assist with Correspondence and Social Media
- Social Events and Visits
- More as requested…
A Home Helper is basically a companion with “helping hands.” These hands are busy at work to ensure that your loved one’s living environment remains safe and supportive. A “home helper” will ensure that your loved one has sufficient groceries and is receiving healthy meals and wearing fresh clean clothes. A “home helper” provides a helpful reminder to take one’s afternoon pills. They bring in the newspaper and mail and bring out the trash bins to the curb on trash night!
Home Helper Activities Include:
- Light Housekeeping
- Grocery Shopping
- Laundry Service
- Trash Maintenance
- Meal Preparation
- Mail and Newspaper Retrieval
- Monitoring Supplies
- Indoor Plant Care
- Make Bed/Change Linens
- Wash and Put Away Dishes
- More as needed…
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