What Elder Companions Do

In-home Senior Care & Companion Care

Most people would prefer to allow their elderly loved ones to remain living at home rather than putting them in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Unfortunately it’s not always possible to spend all day with your loved one and while they may not need a lot of assistance, you may still feel uncomfortable leaving them home by themselves. That’s where companion care comes in handy. Elder companions can perform the basic functions around the house while providing companionship for your loved one. Elder companions will typically provide the following services:

  • Meal preparation
  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Grocery shopping
  • Errands

If your elderly loved one is able to take care of themselves for the most part and also doesn’t require any medical attention, then an elder companion could be the ideal solution to provide the extra support they may need.

Cost of Elder Companion Services

Companion care is generally between $15 to $25 per hour depending on where you’re located. This makes elder companions quite affordable while providing a wide range of assistance and bring comfort to your loved one. Companion care can also be provided on a flexible schedule, so if you typically spend your time taking care of your loved one but want a day off or a few hours a day off, then an elder companion can come in to provide assistance while you’re away. Elder companions can also provide 24 hour assistance as live-in elder companion care for seniors who may need assistance at all hours. This type of service is especially useful for seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

Have additional questions about elder companions? Feel free to contact Home Matters.

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