A friend to spend time with or someone you can ask for a bit of help with modern life?
There are a multitude of reasons you or your loved one might be considering companionship care. Here we’ve listed a few of the ways in which our services could help:
A bit of company
You or your family member might have lost a loved one or may be suffering from limited mobility which makes getting out and about tricky. A companionship carer could take you or your loved one out, give a bit of extra support around the home, or just share a cuppa and a chat.
Jobs that you or your loved one used to do so easily can become a huge challenge to achieve but with a friendly companion there for extra support, picking up your pension or going to the post office suddenly becomes manageable again.
Physical disability or illness shouldn’t have to mean things like holidays have to stop, nor should the fact that maybe there isn’t anyone obvious to go away with you. A companionship care assistant could accompany you on holiday, in the UK or abroad, and offer support while you’re there.
Hobbies and social activities
There are plenty of clubs and day centres all over the UK that bring like-minded people together for hobbies, social occasions and health activities. However, when you’re feeling depressed or lonely and if you also perhaps have physical disabilities or difficulty getting around, joining in can take a huge amount of effort.
Keeping up with social activities and hobbies can make all the difference to someone with depression or loneliness. A companionship carer could attend clubs and groups with you and help you feel human and enjoy your life.
Driving and accompanying you out and about
Whether it's a doctor’s appointment or a friend’s house for tea, a companionship carer assistant could drive you or your family member there or help with the bus or public transport.
Help at home
Sometimes the amount you or your loved one needs to do at home just to keep up with life is all too much. A companionship care assistant could support and assist with daily tasks and chores - providing an extra pair of hands and a friend to chat to at the same time.
Helping with the challenges of modern life
As well as offering friendship, a companionship care assistant could help you or your friend or relative master the difficulties of modern life, including:
- using a mobile phone, TV remote control or computer
- paying bills and understanding financial documents
- getting funding advice or help with claiming benefits