Companion care is a type of home care that offers non-medical services to older adults or people with disabilities.
Personal care provides the same services as companion care but also includes tasks like medication management, dressing, and bathing.
Companion care and personal care primarily aim at providing socialization and emotional support although companions also engage in tasks like:
Older adults who stay alone within their homes may ultimately experience difficulties in carrying out daily household tasks. Companion care is the first way that families explore to help their aging loved ones continue residing independently in their own homes as they experience a loss in mobility due to aging or cognitive decline from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
It can be difficult to ensure a family member is always available to transport a senior loved one to their activities or appointments when other family members have other obligations or work full-time. If these seniors no longer drive or lack access to a convenient transport means, they will significantly benefit from companion care services.
Companion care is a valuable benefit for older adults facing challenges in conducting their daily chores. If your aging loved one desire to age-in-place, companion care from Shot Health will enable them to remain in their own home, comfortable, and independent.