Professional companion care plus home Care
Thoughtful companionship is a vital aspect in improving quality of life. Social interaction helps keep your loved one sharp, stimulated, and engaged. Grand River Nursing’s complete in-home care services include compassionate companionship that suits your loved one’s unique personality and needs.
What is a caregiver companion?
Companionship can include a wide range of activities or duties. Primarily we help your loved one maintain independence and keep their familiar routines intact. These services also include ensuring the safety and comfort of your family member and their home.
Because respite care simply means temporary care, it can encompass a wide variety of services and varies from family to family. You may only need us while you go on vacation. Perhaps you need help every week on a specific day. Each family we serve receives a thorough evaluation and a customized care plan to meet their unique needs.
These are just some of the companion services we offer:
● Thoughtful conversations
● Social outings including church accompaniment
● Partner in hobbies or activities
● Accompany your loved one to appointments
● Medication reminders
● Meal preparation
● Doing laundry
A caregiver offers critical social engagement and helps your loved one maintain a safe, comfortable home. We provide assistance with a number of things that allow your family member to maintain independence while getting help with day-to-day activities and chores. We carefully match each family with a highly-trained, well-suited companion caregiver committed to your personalized care plan.
Benefits of caretaker companionship
In addition to providing much-needed social interaction, home companionship dramatically improves the quality of life and affords your family the time to tend to personal responsibilities. This service also includes basic tasks that your loved one may have difficulty performing on their own.
An in-home companion has many advantages:
● Avoid social isolation
● Increase mental sharpness and acuity
● Maintain social skills
● Support a sense of purpose
● Memory exercises like reminiscing
● Prevent loneliness
One fun companionship option is to make soup for the families of sick children in the community. Soup preparation for a good cause is a wonderful bonding opportunity, and it instills a sense of pride in all who participate. Our caregivers deliver soup to families who are in and out of the hospital with sick kids, and many in our care like to help with the soup preparation!
Individuals who live alone often benefit from in-home companionship. Grand River Nursing understands that you have many obligations and responsibilities. We can help fill the gap in terms of companionship and meaningful assistance around the home.
Importance of companionship for the aging and ill
Social isolation increases health risks and diminishes mental sharpness. It can also lead to a loss of purpose and motivation. The Grand River Nursing team recognizes that human interaction and social engagement are basic needs that must be met.
Our caregivers assist with practical matters like light housekeeping, medication reminders, meal prep, and feeding the dog. But we also place a strong emphasis on meaningful, personalized exercises like reminiscing over photo albums, discussing current events, or playing a favorite board game.
At Grand River Nursing, we believe no one should live life alone. Our caregivers are highly skilled and professionally trained to provide world-class care within our community. In keeping with our core philosophy, we emphasize dignity, independence, and improved quality of life for the entire family.