Companion Care Services
Keeping You Independent
A key service that FirstLight’s non-medical at home care provides for our clients in St. Charles, Huntley and other Illinois communities, is companion care. It doesn’t matter what setting, whether it’s at home or in the hospital, we are here to offer the comfort and compassion of companionship.
Regular Visits, Conversation, and Company
Being able to share in the company of another individual can make a big impact in such a small way. As a person ages, they may lose many of their close contacts due to various reasons. This can increase loneliness and lead to a health decline. FirstLight Home Care of Elgin and Algonquin provides added support through our companion and at home care services that gives our clients in St. Charles, Huntley and other communities, something to look forward to – such as engaging in a puzzle together, sharing a cup of tea, or enjoying a walk outdoors to enjoy fresh air.
Although our caregivers are not permitted to administer medications, they are trained to monitor potential side effects and other medical issues. Caregivers are permitted to provide regular reminders for oral medications and injections. Be sure to ask about FirstLight Home Care’s unique medical dispensers and other home healthcare solutions, which enable a person’s ability to maintain their independence as long as they are able.
Many seniors, who still live alone, often neglect the importance of nutrition and fail to eat adequate meals. FirstLight’s caregivers are equipped to prepare meals that are nutritious and diet-friendly. Mealtime can often enhance joy and positive feelings – the best part is that the caregiver is taking care of the preparation and the clean up!
After years of tending to your home, allow FirstLight Home Care to take care of the housekeeping for you. The services may include vacuuming, dusting, trash removal, organizing rooms, closets and drawers. Light cleaning of kitchens and bathroom is also included.
Who doesn’t love to outsource their laundry? FirstLight Home Care is here to help, and in the comfort of your own home. The services may include washing, drying, ironing, and putting away clothing.
Shopping, Errands, and Transportation
Daily errands such as grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions or getting the dry cleaning are all tasks that our in-home caregivers can assist you with to maintain your independence. FirstLight caregivers can provide transportation to these locations, and more, while ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the individual.
Engaging in favorite activities or hobbies is a source of increased happiness and contentment. Whether it would be a game of bingo or participating in a nature hike, our caregivers will not only accompany you to the activity, but also engage in it as well. FirstLight’s Client First matching system attempts to match specific caregivers to the interests and preferences of the client.
Mail and Paperwork Organization
The tasks of tracking paperwork and bills can be assisted by a FirstLight caregiver. At the permission of the client, a caregiver can assist with organizing and implementing a system to aid in the organization of mail and paperwork.
Depending on a person’s needs and preferences, clients and families may choose to have ongoing care available to them in the home. A person would actually live with them in their residence to provide the services they need on a continual basis. FirstLight Home Care offers this service on a temporary or long-term basis while catering to your needs.
24-Hour Home Care
As technology advances, FirstLight Home Care continues to evolve as well. Our in-home care personal emergency response devices are high-quality and dependable. We also provide a web-based care monitoring system called Client Care Access, which enables our ongoing support and availability from our caregivers. Providing the client and families comfort and peace of mind is our top priority.
Family Respite Care
FirstLight Home Care not only provides the actual compassion and care for the client but takes an interest in the family as well. Being a caregiver can be strenuous with endless days. You cannot fully provide the quality care to your loved one if you don’t also care for yourself. We provide family respite care, which allows you a much-deserved break to relax and rejuvenate.
FirstLight Home Care of Elgin and Algonquin serves the Illinois communities of St. Charles, Huntley, Carpentersville, West Dundee, South Elgin and Wayne with quality companion and at home care.