Ashe Home Care offers companion care for seniors, disabled adults, veterans and children. Whether your loved one needs care a few hours per week or 24 hours a day, we can help. We provide companion care in Boone, West Jefferson and surrounding areas, and have served this community with care and compassion for over 15 years.
We hold our home health aides and companions for the elderly to the highest standards of care. Our caregivers are fully screened and supervised by a registered nurse. We’ll get to know you and your loved one so we can match you with the best caregiver for your needs.
What Is Companion Care?
Aging, health problems and disabilities often lead to social isolation. For some, it becomes difficult to leave home and visit friends or relatives. For the elderly, retirement, loss of loved ones and limited mobility can make it hard to stay socially engaged. Many don’t realize how lonely they’ve become and assume it’s just part of aging. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
With companion home health care, a caregiver provides emotional support, uplifting conversation, help with favorite activities, and often help with daily activities or chores around the house. Home companion care and elderly companion care help reduce loneliness and prevent senior isolation. Home care companions can keep your loved one stimulated, energized and engaged with life. Having this type of support helps your loved one and also gives family caregivers a much-needed break.
Companion Care Services
Home companion care is a broad term that covers a wide range of services. At Ashe Home Care, our companion care services in Boone and surrounding areas include:
- Friendly conversation to share stories and talk through feelings
- Emotional support and a listening ear
- Letter writing and responding to mail
- Support with email, social media and other technology
- Playing games
- Reading, music and art
- Taking your loved one for a walk outside
- Help with favorite hobbies or activities
- Finding helpful resources
- Health monitoring and reporting
- Respite care for family caregivers
Companion care services can also include meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, transportation, medication and appointment reminders, and other home care services. Your caregiver can help with personal care tasks like bathing, grooming, dressing and eating as well.
Your love one’s home care companion will quickly build a relationship with them that is grounded in respect and trust. People come to rely on their caregiver and look forward to their companionship visits.
Senior Companion Care
Many of our clients are older adults who enjoy their independence but need help to stay safe and healthy at home. We offer senior companion care, including travel companions for seniors, help with favorite activities or hobbies, and other forms of companion care for seniors.
The importance of companionship for the elderly can’t be overestimated. We all need people in our lives who care about us, laugh with us and provide support when we need it. Companionship is especially important for the elderly, who tend to have smaller social circles as they age and fewer opportunities to interact with others.
Almost one-quarter of adults aged 65+ are socially isolated. Elderly loneliness has been tied to a wide range of health problems such as heart disease, dementia and depression. Conversely, those who stay involved in social activities are more likely to live longer and have a stronger sense of purpose.
Some of the benefits of companionship for seniors are:
- It helps people stay safe and comfortable at home.
- It improves quality of life, well-being and a sense of purpose for your loved one.
- It brings a calm, caring presence that helps alleviate loneliness and isolation.
- It offers peace of mind for families, especially those living far away from their elderly loved one.
- It can include respite and relief for primary caregivers who need help meet their loved one’s needs.
How Much Does Companion Care Cost?
The cost of companion care varies based on the type and amount of care needed. Ashe Home Care works with private cash pay as well as long-term care insurance, veterans benefits, Medicaid and other programs. Call us and we’ll talk through your needs and budget so we can create a plan that works for your family.
We understand your desire to be there for your loved one as much as possible. We also understand that it can be impossible for one person to meet all of their emotional, social and physical needs. You have other needs and responsibilities to manage. With home care, you can get your loved one’s needs met as well as your own.
Senior companion care in Boone and surrounding areas may help your loved one stay independent at home, delaying the more costly step of assisted living or a nursing home. Call us at (336) 846-1345 for a free assessment. We’ll learn more about your needs, budget and schedule and answer any questions you have. Together with you and your loved one, we’ll create a plan that fits your life.
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