When we age, life slows down a bit. There is suddenly more time to socialize, yet it’s not always easy to plan social activities around everything else we have going on. Whether you live across the country or across the street from your aging family members, it helps to know they have someone nearby who can be there for senior companion care purposes. Because sometimes finding the right home care for your loved one is about just knowing they have a friendly, compassionate companion who visits regularly. Our experienced companioners provide compassionate companion tasks like:
Regular Visits, Conversation, and Company
Simply having a visitor from time to time can make all the difference in the world to someone living alone or perhaps caring for an ailing spouse. From sharing a conversation to sharing a meal, Athens Advance Care means a home care companion and something—or someone—to look forward to.
Though our in home caregivers cannot administer medications, they can provide regular reminders for oral medications or injections, and can assist with pre-measured medication and the monitoring of side effects or other medical issues.
Some seniors fail to get adequate nutrition simply because they don’t want to bother with preparing a meal and cleaning up afterward Athens Advance Care, in home companion caregiver can prepare regular meals that maintain a healthy diet, provide sufficient nutrition for the application of medicines, and simply add joy and comfort to a senior’s day. Plus, our caregivers handle all the clean up.
Our home health companion caregivers provide vacuuming, dusting, trash removal, organizing and tidying rooms, closets, and drawers, and the light cleaning of kitchens and bathrooms. A tidy home is a happier, more comfortable home, and Athens Advance Care is here to help.
We can wash, dry, fold, iron and put away clothing, bed linens, and towels for our clients. This in home care service can save time and physical exertion—proving to be a boon for people who have trouble with mobility, experience joint pain, or tire easily.
Shopping, Errands, and Transportation
Getting groceries, prescriptions, or dry cleaning are common needs of those who want to maintain independence at home. Athens Advance Care in home companion caregivers can provide these services directly, including shopping at specific stores for a client’s favorite or needed items. They can also provide incidental transportation for our clients who would like to run errands and socialize, all while ensuring the client’s well-being.
Our in home caregivers will take a client to a favorite activity—perhaps a nature class, bingo, or a concert—and are happy to join in a game of cards. Athens Advance Care helps match specific caregivers to clients’ interests and habits.
Mail and Paperwork Organization
Athens Advance Care can help keep track of bills and other important documents, and take care of the clutter by organizing household mail and paperwork. At the direction of our clients, our home caregivers will also assist with opening and reading mail.
24-Hour Home Care
In certain situations, clients and their families may elect to have regular home care administered by a caregiver who resides in the home. Athens Advance Care can provide these special arrangements on a temporary or more permanent basis. Our in home caregivers are available at any hour of the day or night, providing round-the-clock peace of mind to clients and their families.
Family Respite Care
We can help relieve the stress of caring for a loved one by providing a much-needed break to primary caregivers (spouses, children, relatives, or friends). In fact, while we aim to serve the needs of individual clients, we also know that we are caring for families in sometimes challenging situations. Our respite care services can give you much needed time off.
Getting Started With Companion Care
Athens Advance Care makes it easy to get started with companion care services. We'll provide a complimentary care assessment in the comfort of your loved one’s home. We’ll help you answer questions you have about care, and our registered nurse will create a care plan for the care we will provide. This care plan will be based on a close evaluation of your loved one’s difficulties, preferences, and routines. Should you decide to proceed with services, we will carefully match your loved one with a caregiver whose skills, qualifications, and approach to caregiving align with your loved one’s needs. Contact our office today to schedule a free in-home assessment for personal care services.