What is companionship care at home?
Recently, the pandemic has thrown a spotlight on the impact of isolation and the feelings of loneliness, particularly for the elderly. It has highlighted the importance of social interaction for our health and wellbeing.
Companionship visits are a great way to start having care at home for the elderly. During a companionship visit our staff can help with a number of ad hoc domestic tasks such as putting away laundry, opening post, or watering plants. It can also include popping out to the local cafe, park or museum for a cup of tea and a chat.
Companionship visits are a great option if the main carer (husband or wife for example) needs a break for a few hours or longer but doesn’t want to leave their loved one at home on their own.
Our care workers are based in and around Chiswick and Ealing and we know lots of the lovely places to visit locally if you’d like to get out and about.
How to set up Companionship care
Care Concern’s role is to help you make decisions about your life and living at home. By providing flexible and friendly companionship care we support you to live at home comfortably.
Our staff can help you decide what you need help with and what you are able to continue doing independently. Our care plans can gradually develop or change over time, as needed.
If you’re elderly and looking for companionship care in and around Chiswick and Ealing, why not get in touch to talk it through with us?
Ealing resident benefitting from daily companionship visits
George started having a daily visit to go out for a walk after he had begun to feel lonely and socially isolated following the death of his wife a few years ago, and more recently due to the coronavirus pandemic. He had lost a bit of confidence to go out for a walk on his own and missed some social interaction. George has a very supportive daughter who visits frequently but she was finding it increasingly difficult to balance all the commitments in her life.
George got to know his care team and regained confidence when walking. He really enjoys his daily walks and conversations with his regular team of care workers. As lockdown began to ease, he has started attending a few social activities again so we now arrange our visits around his new commitments.
Client, November 2019
“I wanted to say how very happy I am to have M as a carer. She has a lovely temperament and always makes me laugh. She is also very helpful at doing all sorts of tasks that are a real help to me and D. She is practical and full of sensible solutions to problems.”