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What is a Home Care Companion?

Home Care in Mauldin SC

Home Care in Mauldin SC

If your parent is elderly and/or disabled, as caregivers you try to be available for them as much as possible. Unfortunately, you have other responsibilities as well, such as work, school or taking care of Home Care in Mauldin SC your family. A home care companion is someone who will visit your elderly parents in their home. Along with keeping your parents company, they are also available to provide a wide range of other senior care services.

Companion Services
It is often difficult for seniors to be alone and in many situations, it leads to depression. Whether your elderly parents are home bound due to the inability to drive, a disability or health problems, a home care companion can help to reduce their vulnerability and time alone. Some of the elderly care services a companion can help with include:

  • Preparing or helping your parent prepare meals and snacks
  • Running errands
  • Taking your parents on outings, to doctor appointments and/or grocery shopping
  • Minor household chores
  • Helping with personal hygiene needs, including bathing and dressing
  • Share meals with them
  • Provide basic companionship, such as playing games together, taking a walk together, watching movies or reading to them

It is important to understand that a home care companion does not provide medical care for your parent. They will typically have set hours in which they will visit your parent and the hours can vary, depending on your parent’s needs.

Companionship Availability

The amount of time spent with your parents will primarily depend on the services being provided. Many home care companions are available to work night shifts as well, which is beneficial if the caregiver is unable to be with their parents a night or two during the week. A nighttime companion can be there to help your parents get ready for bed, get them dressed the next morning and ensure they eat breakfast. If you are unable to be with your parent on a regular basis, some home care providers are available to work as a live-in companion, which means your parent will have someone with the at all times.

If you are considering a live-in companion for your parents, it is critical that your parents are present during the interview process. Having someone stay in their home 24 hours a day may seem overwhelming, so having them involved in the interview process will help to ease the process. Having your parent present during the interview will also help you ensure the companion is someone your parents are comfortable around as well as someone you can trust to be with your parents.

If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring home care services near Mauldin, SC, contact Heart of the Carolinas Home Care at 864-991-3116.

Providing Home Care Services in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Anderson, Spartanburg, Mauldin, Seneca, Laurens,Charleston, Columbia and the surrounding areas.

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