Companion care is basically a type of in home care providing specialized non-medical services to people with limited abilities or age. Companion care is different from traditional personal care in that companion care aides (sometimes called home healthcare aides) will provide the same standard services as companion care, but also assist with activities like… well, all the things that companion care typically does. Some of these activities can include but are not limited to:
Cost-Effective Ways to Provide Your Loved One With Companion Care
Well, the cost isn’t very high, is it? Well, actually, it is quite low, if you compare it to what it would cost for an average senior citizen to live at home. The average costs for companion care providers are not very expensive, so hiring a companion care provider to help your loved one doesn’t represent a big financial hit for your family. In fact, hiring such a provider might actually save money over time as these caregivers are much less expensive than home health aides.
So, now you’re probably wondering… where do I go to find a good companion care provider? Well, if you want a home aide who can help out with bathing, dressing, getting dressed, and all of the things that a regular member of the home would normally do, you simply need to conduct a brief online search for “home care aide” or “senior home aide.” There are numerous websites out there, and most of them have average costs listed. What’s important is that you choose a service that is certified by the Department of Health. Once you’ve chosen a service to provide your loved one with companion care, you’ll be able to book a session with your service provider to discuss everything from the benefits of companion care to the actual costs.