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Benefits of Companion Care for the Elderly, Veterans, and Adults with Disabilities

Benefits of Companion Care – for Seniors, Vets, and Adults with Disabilities

A wide range of companion care services is offered at home, in the hospital, or in healthcare facility settings. Whether you need elderly companion care services, senior care services, or 24-hour care for a loved one who is elderly, chronically ill, recovering from surgery, or living with a disability, there are overall happiness and quality of life benefits, for the entire family, when adding a companion care provider to your day-to-day life:

  • A companion care provider can handle daily needs: such as light cleaning, bathing, and keeping seniors, veterans and adults with disabilities safe from harm.
  • They can ensure that all medication is taken on time and that your loved ones adhere to their specific treatment plans.
  • They can focus on your loved one’s nutritional needs. They can do everything from the grocery shopping and meal planning to meal preparation and cleanup.
  • They can provide social interaction and keep your family member or loved one engaged while at home or out at a social event or special occasion.
  • They can provide respite care for you or the main caregiver so that they can have a break from their caregiving responsibilities. This break allows the family caregiver to regroup, refresh, and take care of their own personal needs.
  • They can help you or your family member get out and about. Companion care providers can drive your loved ones to the grocery store, library, health club, an appointment, or to meet up with their friends.
  • They can help your elderly parent, veteran, or adult living with a disability to live and feel independent while giving you peace of mind.

Companion care needs are not always as obvious as personal care needs like bathing and hygiene. It’s about creating a true connection to help you, or your family member live a happier and healthier life.  Having someone around can have a positive effect on your mental health. Companionship can make all the difference in the world to someone living alone or perhaps caring for a loved one. From sharing a conversation to sharing a meal, companion care offers emotional support and friendship to people who don’t necessarily require medical services.

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