According to Age UK, there are over 2 million people across the UK over the age of 75 who live alone and more than 50% of people who go for over a month without seeing or speaking to a relative, friend or even their neighbour. Studies show loneliness can have a profound effect on an individual’s health. It can lead to depression and affect their physical health and wellbeing. If you’re concerned a relative is unable to cope alone and they want to remain independent, then our companion care service can help:
What is companion care?
Our companion care service is different from a standard live-in care package – it is a service for those who are still healthy but are isolated and lonely. Our live-in carers live with your loved one in their own home as their ‘companion’. They are primarily there to reduce or prevent their loneliness. It is especially useful for families who are living miles apart and are unable to visit regularly. Families have peace of mind knowing someone is there around the clock to support their loved one, help with food shopping. taking them on trips or just having someone there for a friendly chat.
What does our companion care service include?
Together with providing emotional support on a daily basis, our live-in carers are also there to help with the following:
- Cooking nutritious meals
- GP/Hospital appointments
- Accompany you on trips and visits
A carer matching service
We will work hard to get a really good match and find someone that fits in well to the home as well as being a good carer. We look at your loved one’s interests and passions and aim to find the perfect companion for your loved one.
Arrange a FREE companion care assessment today.