Effects of quality companion care

June 12, 2019 Companion Care

Effects of quality companion care

The services included in companion care can be quite varied at times, but mainly focus on emotional support and assistance in overall health and wellbeing. For some, even those who are broadly healthy, do not have as many social interactions as preferred, which could lead to a lower quality of life. Therefore companion care can help, activities could range from housework and chores, to medication reminders and physical care.

Companion care can include providing your loved one with someone to rely on, and help with the general increase in quality of life. By having access to a professional companion/carer, capable of giving sound advice, counsel and help, many are able to thrive, usually resulting in leading a healthier and longer lifestyle. Without help, some can be susceptible to depression, forgetfulness and even dementia, occasionally even a general lack of ambition. In a number of circumstances, there are particular obstacles encountered by senior citizens that are not recognised by you and I.

Types of companion care

  • Companion hospice care: A Hospice could be set in several different places, such as the Seniors house or a nursing home. In this scenario, volunteers are available to help either the senior or the medical staff, by running errands, completing chores.
  • In-home companion care: This typically consists of shorter visits with specific tasks such as meal preparation, bathing assistance, or transportation for grocery shopping or a medical appointment. There are also well-person checks which take place when friends, family, or other members of the community visit fairly regularly. These kinds of support can be sourced from a local church, neighbours, or from a paid service.
  • Live-in companion care: This type of care is also usually provided by a home care service. It consists of 24-hour shifts by 1 or more people and is optimal for keeping a senior in their home for as long as necessary, generally involving different levels of service, from house cleaning and preparation of meals to patient grooming, and transportation to appointments.

Effects of quality companion care

  • Lower risk of dementia
  • More protection from heart disease
  • Peace of mind
  • Quicker recovery and longer lifespan

How can Cavendish Homecare help?

At Cavendish Homecare, we can offer you and your loved one’s premium homecare services, backed by over 30 year’s healthcare experience and expertise, and tailored to your own specific needs and guidelines. By creating personalised care packages for each client, we’ll be able to thoroughly cover all your needs in an efficient manner.

We understand that everyone’s in a different situation, be it financially or medically, therefore, our team can guide you and your loved ones through the recruitment and implementation process one step at a time, with 24/7 support options and in depth face-to-face consultations. Not to mention carrying out home risk assessments to make sure all possible circumstances are covered.

Contact our team today to find out more about how we can help by calling 02030085210 or emailing us at info@cavendishhomecare.com.

About the Author…

Grace Laudy

Recruitment and Compliance Assistant

Grace Laudy, a dynamic individual driven by a strong passion for making a positive impact on society and excelling in her professional life. Grace is actively involved in her local leisure centre, championing inclusivity in sports for individuals with disabilities. Grace’s compassion extends beyond community involvement to her personal life, where she provides support to a family member living with Parkinson’s disease.

Having transitioned into a pivotal role as a recruitment and compliance assistant at Cavendish Homecare, Grace excels at guiding nurses and carers through the onboarding process and expertly handling the meticulous management of compliance. Grace’s multifaceted contributions showcase her as an exceptional professional with a genuine commitment to making a positive impact on all clients, nurses, and carers.

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