Companions for ageing parents
Companionship services allows a senior to maintain a sense of independence and dignity while enabling them to stay safe in the familiar surroundings of their own home. When choosing to age at home, companionship and social interaction are crucial to staying healthy and active. Companion care is primarily emotional support and companionship for seniors who are generally healthy and who want to remain independent at home. However, it can also include a range of care services that help make a senior's life more enjoyable and manageable. Thistlecreek's companion care services focuses on seniors in their homes, however it can also be provided to those in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted senior living facilities.
Companionship is someone to share experiences and personal stories with. This personal connection can be crucial for seniors who live alone and may be feeling lonely and isolated from others. For family members that may be unable to visit often or live far away they enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing their loved one is safe and cared for.
Companionship services include:
Assistance with daily routines
Light housekeeping duties
Preparing and cooking meals
Transportation assistance to the grocery store, doctor's appointments and errands
Planning, scheduling and keeping appointments
Social outings. This can include local sightseeing trips, movies, shopping, visits to family and friends, going out for coffee
Exercise to keep a healthy body, mind and spirit. This can include escorted walks in the neighborhood, swimming at the local pool, and anything that keeps them active.
Entertaining with hobbies, games, puzzles, etc.
Daily updates with family members to keep them abreast of their loved one's condition