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Companion / Homemaker Services

Companion/homemakers help elderly, disabled, ill, and convalescing persons live in their own homes instead of healthcare facilities. Most work with individuals or couples who need more extensive care than family or friends can provide. Some companion / homemakers work with families in which a parent is incapacitated and small children need care. Others help discharged patients who have relatively short-term needs. Still others provide 24-hour live-in care.

Companion / homemakers provide housekeeping services, companionship, and emotional support for their clients. They clean clients' houses, do laundry, and change bed linens. They may also plan meals, shop for food, and cook. They can provide transportation to medical appointments or outings.

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Companions: A companion is a person who cares for an elderly, handicapped, or convalescent individual or couple and can accompany them on trips, outings, and appointments, as well as prepare and serve meals. Companions are available for hourly, shift, or live-in care. Following are some of the possible services of a companion.

  • Companionship & conversation
  • Sort and/or read mail
  • Arrange appointments
  • Assist with walking
  • Letter writing and correspondence
  • Reading
  • Meal planning
  • Meal preparation
  • Make bed
  • Assist with entertainment
  • Answer the phone
  • Answer the door
  • Basic grooming
  • Apparel selection assistance
  • Care of house plants
  • Appointment reminders
  • Discuss current & historical events
  • Assist in decision making
  • Participate in crafts
  • Play games/cards
  • Sewing assistance
  • Monitor diet and eating habits
  • Organize recipes
  • Prepare grocery list
  • Supervise home maintenance
  • Oversee home deliveries
  • Coordinate lawn care
  • Clip coupons for shopping
  • Weather awareness
  • Light exercise assistance
  • Review phone messages
  • Assist with pet care
  • Monitor food freshness & expirations
  • Mail bills & letters
  • Buy newspapers, magazines, books
  • Rent & play VCR movies
  • Plan visits, outings & trips
  • Visit neighbors, friends, family
  • Religious reading & discussion
  • Birthday & anniversary reminders
  • Maintain client calendar
  • Maintain family scrapbook
  • Record family history
  • Medication reminders
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