Professional Companion Care in Tampa, FL
Are you unsure of the type of care that is right for your aging loved one? Companion care makes an excellent option for seniors with varying needs and includes a wide range of services, from emotional support to non-medical tasks to personal care.
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 and 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. The overall goal of care is to improve the quality of life of your senior and help them thrive in their chosen environment.
Benefits of Companion Care
The biggest benefit companion care provides to seniors is a better quality of life, helping them to live healthier and longer.
But that’s not all…
Companion 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, and they connect with seniors on a personal level, becoming someone a senior can rely on to spend time with. Seniors can know they’ll look forward to their visits. In a physical setting, caregivers remove the burdens and worries of tasks like going to the doctor’s office and remembering appointments, taking a trip to the grocery store, or remembering to pay a bill.
Caregivers are also there to ensure your senior is safe. By helping your senior maintain good health and removing potential fall hazards from the home, the caregiver reduces the risk of hospital admission for your loved one.
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 Companion 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 like trips, visits with family, movies, shopping, and more.
- Encouraging exercising and staying active to keep your senior in good health.
- Facilitating entertainment, like board games and other hobbies.
- Performing Alzheimer’s and dementia care.
- Helping family members understand and stay up to date with the condition of their senior.
Our Compassionate Caregivers
At Home Care Assistance, we maintain an experienced, dedicated team of compassionate caregivers. These caregivers are passionate about helping seniors, and they have the skills and attributes to improve a senior’s quality of life.
We match your loved one with a caregiver who specializes in companion care and has received extensive training. We also ensure your caregiver is the right personality match for your senior and your family. Our caregivers establish long-lasting relationships with care recipients and their families. This close connection makes the in-home care process easier and more enjoyable for everyone.
Before they are hired, our caregivers go through rigorous background and reference checks. They must also pass physical and personality exams to show they are fit for and dedicated to the senior care profession. Once they are hired, they are fully insured and bonded to ensure maximum protection for our clients.
Contact Us for In-Home Companion Care
Home Care Assistance of South Tampa offers in-home companion care plans that we customize to your senior’s individual needs. Whether you’re looking for care on an hourly basis or senior care around-the-clock basis, we have flexible options to accommodate your requirements. There are no long-term commitments with our services, and we can adjust your senior’s care plan as your needs change.
To learn more, call us at (813) 302-7632 or contact us online. Our expert Care Managers are available 24/7 to assist you.