Companion Care in Florida
Whether you have a senior who is aging independently in their own home or a senior who is in assisted living or nursing home facilities, companion care makes an excellent option for seniors with varying needs.
Companion care includes a wide range of services, from emotional support to non-medical tasks to personal care.
So how do you know what type of care is right for your senior?
Let’s take a look at what companion care is, its benefits, and the different service options available.
What is Companion Care?
One of the great things about companion care is that it is adaptable based on your senior’s needs. These are services that encompass both physical and social care and can be used in your senior’s home, nursing homes and even hospice homes.
Physical care may include services such as grocery shopping, household chores like cleaning, cooking, sorting mail and paying bills. On the other hand, social care seeks to provide emotional support and companionship for your senior. In some cases, both service types may be beneficial.
Regardless of if your senior needs physical or social care, or both, one thing remains the same: Overall the goal of care is to improve the quality of life of your senior and help them thrive in their chosen environment.
What Benefits Does Companion Care Provide?
The biggest benefit this type of care provides to seniors is a better quality of life, helping them to live healthier and longer.
But that’s not all…
Companionship care has a greater focus on establishing a relationship between the caregiver and the senior.
In a social setting, caregivers provide seniors with outlets for grief; they become problem-solvers; they connect with seniors on a personal level, becoming someone a senior can rely on to spend time with them and they’ll look forward to their visits. In a physical setting, caregivers remove the burdens and worries of tasks like transportation to the doctor’s and remembering appointments, a trip to the grocery store, or remembering to pay a bill.
All of these services work together to keep your senior focused on living their life. The goal is to help to prevent loneliness and depression while increasing the will to live and do more.
Our Care Services
From live-in to in-home to hospice care, here is a list of several service types in addition to those listed above:
- Planning social activities: Trips, visits with family, movies, shopping, etc.
- Exercising and staying active to keep them in good health
- Entertainment, like board games and other hobbies
- Alzheimer’s and Dementia care
- Helping family members understand and stay up to date with the condition of their senior
- Personal Interaction and Friendship
- Social Outings
- Playing Cards and Games
- Arranging Appointments
- Paying and Mailing Bills
- Running Errands
- Transportation Services
- Help with House Cleaning & Laundry
- Healthy Meal Planning and Preparation
- Arts and Craft Activities
- Scheduling and Maintaining a Calendar