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What Are the Responsibilities of a Companion?

October 21, 2020
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Companion care is a valuable and necessary non-medical service for many senior citizens or people living with disabilities. Companions often provide personal care services. However, the goal of companion care is to provide emotional support and socialization.

Companions may help older adults with a variety of essential tasks including:

  • Light housekeeping and laundry
  • Meal preparation
  • Running errands (post office, grocery store, etc.)
  • Transportation to medical appointments or social activities
  • Reading to adult, take walks, play games
  • Conversation
  • Communication with family members and other care team

Companion caretakers make regular visits, and they may increase in frequency depending on the person’s unique needs. They are usually in the home at least once or twice a week, but some may require daily visits. Schedules may also fluctuate depending on what appointments happen during the week.

What are the benefits of companion care?

The benefits of companion care are numerous. Having a companion around makes life easier and more manageable. It also helps alleviate the load from other family members that are juggling their loved one’s care in addition to their work and home life. But mainly, it gives people who live independently company – someone to talk to, someone to check in on them, and someone to help them feel less isolated or lonely. This is wonderful for their mental and emotional state, and helps adults remain active and engaged in society as they remain independent in their own home.

Does your loved one need companion care?

Our team at Household Staffing can help place a compassionate, qualified companion in your loved one’s home. Whether it is for simple companionship or a combination of assistance with tasks and friendship, we recognize that your loved one deserves the best. Contact us today to find the right companion for your loved one.

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