Everyday Life with Companion Care

| Friday, July 13, 2012
By Jack Restinson

If you are spending so much time taking care of a elderly friend or family member that your own family and work life is suffering, companion care could be the solution to your problems. If you live near by or far away, you can still have a companion spend time and offer support to your aging loved one.

Most people don't have a full idea of just what a companion care company can offer in terms of services. Companions don't have medical training. Instead, they are there to offer your loved one support in everything they do from day to day. This involves chores as well as leisure activities inside and outside the home.

Companion care will give your loved one the opportunity to do the things they love without having to ask a friend or family member for help. For instance, if your loved one has a passion for gardening or enjoys keeping their yard looking very nice, a companion can help them remain active with these activities.

If your loved one enjoys playing card or board games, a companion can give him or her an opponent to play against. Puzzles are a great way to share time, too. The people who decide they want to be companions for the elderly are passionate and committed to what they do.

Lots of older people like to write letters but correspondence often becomes impossible as their hands and arms begin to show the signs of age. A companion can serve as scribe for your loved one for everything from personal letters and birthday cards to memoirs and childhood stories.

A companion can also offer care outside of the home. Going to doctor's appointments, attending events and visiting family and friends can all be made easier with the help of a companion. Your loved one likely does not want to take your time away from your busy life and family. A companion can let them be independent from you but still get to do the things they want and need to do.

If your loved one's house could use some renovation to help with limited mobility issues, a companion care company can provide a companion handy with tools. Handrails along walk ways and in bathrooms are just some of the many ways a companion can help make your loved one's house safer.

Grocery shopping, letter writing and scrapbooking will be simple for your loved one to accomplish without your help when they have a companion at their side. Companion care means that your aging loved one will get the care, company and help they need both inside the home and outside as they age.

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