Companion Care Services
Keeping You Independent
We offer a diverse array of companion care services at home, in the hospital, or in a healthcare facility setting. Whether you require elderly companion care services, around-the-clock home care, or at home caregiver services for a loved one who is chronically ill or recovering from surgery, FirstLight Home Care is eager to help.
Regular Visits, Conversation, and Company
Visits from time to time by a friendly home care companion can truly make all the difference in the world to someone living alone or who may be caring for a sick spouse. From sharing a conversation to sharing a meal, FirstLight Home Care looks forward to accompanying our clients. Our companion care services will also provide your loved one with someone and something to look forward to, so they may feel more excited.
Although our home caregivers cannot administer medications, they are happy to provide frequent daily reminders for oral medications or injections. They are available to assist with the administration of pre-measured medications and to help monitor side effects or other medical issues. (Please ask us about our special medical dispensers and other helpful home healthcare technology solutions.)
Some seniors may not receive adequate nutrition because they do not want to bother with the hassle of preparing a meal and cleaning up afterwards. At FirstLight Home Care of Beaufort, a home companion caregiver can prepare and clean up after regular meals to help your loved one maintain a healthy diet with the necessary nutrients. Sufficient nutrition is even more important for those who are taking medicine. The home companion caregiver would enhance your loved one’s comfort and joy.
A tidy home is important to prevent more illnesses and falls. Our home health companions will provide cleaning services, such as vacuuming, dusting, trash removal, and light cleaning of kitchens and bathrooms. Our Beaufort, Hilton Head Island, and Okatie companion care team will also help your loved one become more organized with tidier rooms, closets and drawers. FirstLight Home Care is here to help create a safer, happier, and more comfortable home.
Our home companion caregivers can also wash, dry, fold, iron and put away clothing, bed linens, and towels. This care service can help you and your loved one save time and reduce physical exertion. This is especially helpful for clients who may experience mobility challenges, those who may experience joint pain, or those who may become easily fatigued.
Shopping, Errands, and Transportation
Picking up groceries, prescriptions, or dry cleaning are common necessities of individuals who prefer to maintain independence at home. FirstLight’s in-home companion caregivers can directly provide these services. The caregivers can also shop at specific stores on a client’s behalf for a favorite or desired item. They can also provide incidental transportation while ensuring the client’s well-being, should the client prefer to run errands and socialize.
Our in-home caregivers will drive a client to a favorite activity—perhaps a nature class, bingo activity, or a concert—and would enthusiastically play a game of cards or Scrabble. In fact, our ClientFirst matching system enables FirstLight Home Care of Beaufort to match specific caregivers with clients based on shared interests and habits.
Mail and Paperwork Organization
FirstLight Home Care companions can help clients keep track of bills and other important documents. They can help clients declutter by organizing household mail and paperwork. If requested by clients, our home caregivers will also assist with opening and reading mail.
In certain situations, clients and their families may elect to have around-the-clock home care managed by a caregiver who resides in the client’s home. FirstLight Home Care of Beaufort can provide these special live-in service arrangements on a temporary or more permanent basis.
24-Hour Home Care
FirstLight Home Care is a technology leader in the in-home care services industry. We offer a selection of high-quality personal emergency response system devices along with ‘Client Care Access’, our secure, web-based care monitoring tool. Our in-home caregivers are available at any hour of the day or night. In combination with technological support, FirstLight Home Care of Beaufort provides clients and families peace of mind around-the-clock.
Family Respite Care
While we aim to serve the needs of our individual clients, we also care for their families and friends. We believe that caregivers should also take time for themselves, especially during times of challenging situations. Our respite care services program is designed to alleviate your stress and provide you your much needed and well-deserved time away; while you trust an experienced team to care for your loved one.