COMPANIONSHIP CARE AND HOMEMAKING SERVICES

From day-to-day support – either at home or getting out and about – through to having a valuable confidant for business trips or travel, we offer companionship services to suit your every need.

Sometimes care and support isn’t about a complex medical need or essential personal care tasks. What is often more important is living the life that you want, doing the things you love and feeling as human as possible.

We can support with hobbies and interests, attending events and shows, concierge services and running errands or just popping around for a cup of tea and a good chat.

From doing the laundry and taking out the garbage to reading out loud or playing cards, professionals in companionship care and homemaking serve as another body within the home. They’re available to help remind patients when to take their medications, keep up around the house and even drive someone to a hair appointment. Both services differ slightly in how they work.

Companionship Care

The purpose of companionship care is to offer company and friendship. Companions may help with certain household chores, such as laying out towels before a shower, but their primary purpose is to spend time with the patient. Grown children may want to hire companions to keep an eye on their aging parents, for example. Some of the services offered by companionship care include:

  • Transportation
  • Reading a book aloud
  • Playing games
  • Accompanying the patient for a walk outside
  • Letter writing
  • Monitoring the home

Homemaking

Think of homemaking as an addition to companionship care. With a homemaker, patients will receive all the benefits of a companion—such as transportation—but with added bonuses. Homemaking extends to include tasks such as cooking, cleaning and even grocery shopping. Some of the services offered by homemaking include:

  • Laundry
  • Cooking
  • Taking out the garbage
  • Light housekeeping
  • Organization
  • Respite care

Benefits of Companionship Care and Homemaking

From taking away loneliness to ensuring proper nutrition, companionship care and homemaking have many benefits for patients. If you suspect your loved one isn’t eating well, for example, having a homemaker available to cook nutritious meals can turn around your family member’s health.

Here are just a few of the benefits these services offer:

  • Mental (cognitive) stimulation
  • Increased mobility due to transportation services
  • Socialization
  • Improvement in health, both physical and mental
  • Safety supervision

Everyday Homecare LLC wants you to know that providing specialized nonmedical home care for those with Alzheimer’s, dementia or cognitive change is one of the most positive ways you can help. Most patients experiencing symptoms—particularly those in the early and middle stages of the illness—can be cared for at home instead of at nursing homes or other facilities.

  • More than half of all diagnosed Alzheimer’s patients continue to live in home settings.
  • 80 to 90 percent of these patients rely on family and friends for care.

Everyday Homecare offers home care services for those living with Alzheimer’s, dementia and cognitive change by helping to provide:

  • A familiar frame of reference.
  • Freedom to move about in a more familiar and unrestricted space.
  • A way to minimize those stresses that can aggravate the symptoms of dementia, cognitive change and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Daily orientation to time, place, person.
  • Continuity of daily routines and schedule.