In illness, disability or old age, loneliness can become overwhelming, so the company of another can have a powerful and positive impact. Companionship and empathy helps people make up for not being able to see family and friends as regularly as they would like; it can be a valuable support in bereavement. Care as companionship can take many forms and brings both practical and emotional benefits.
Companionship provides company and conversation and, depending on what is agreed in the initial assessment, it can include helping with small tasks around the home. However, it is the company and friendship which is most valued. It is time spent with someone who listens and chats and who will join in with social activities at home or elsewhere. Companionship is not just about staying at home. Often it will include helping to arrange activities – an old hobby rediscovered, or something altogether new – outside the home, as well as practical support with things like visits to the doctor or library.
Companionship does more than fill a gap. Our carefully selected Home Care Assistants will bring a new vitality to your days and make it easier to return to an independent and fulfilling life. Our arrangements for companionship are tailored to your needs, giving you maximum value for the support required, so it really is your choice about your care in your home.