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gain, Understanding the differences between non-medical home care and home health care is important since the type of care your loved one needs will guide your search for the appropriate provider and determine how you will pay for home care.
Just like the attendant caregiver, a companion caregiver is also considered a non-medical home-care aide. They provide social- and task-focused home care services similar to the attendant caregiver with the main difference being more emphasis on companionship and social engagement. Services consist of a similar group of tasks including; companionship, socialization, arts-and-crafts activities, meal planning and preparation; light housework shopping/errands as well as mobility assistance, and medication reminders.
A personal care aide can also provide companion care depending on what the specific need is. Caring for and managing the needs of our clients is the most important task that we do. While personal care provision primarily focuses on day-to-day life skills, companion care demonstrates our holistic approach to caregiving helping ensure that we address the physical, emotional, and social well-being of our clients.
The types of clients who may need companion care are similar to attendant care clients such as seniors who have recently experienced the death of a loved one i.e. spouse or other close family member or a long-time friend. Additionally seniors who have lived alone for years or have been challenged with life changes that cause anxiety or apprehension to participate in life.
We also support seniors that are experiencing health challenges such as those currently dealing with or recovering from an illness or accident, long-term chronic conditions, or those of advanced age, whose past caretaker has experienced some type of change that prevents them from giving assistance that they once provided.
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Statistics bear witness that seniors who are able to engage in a consistent regimen of social engagement and activities are cognitively superior to those that are not engaged. Additionally, helping the elderly remain in the home environment to which they have grown accustomed over the years or more importantly worked hard to acquire and maintained contributes to a healthy sense of self-worth and dignity.
At Americare Staffing we are dedicated to assisting our seniors to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. Our companion care services help make to make this happen.