Companionship Care Service
Social isolation is prevalent amongst both older adults as well as those with disabilities. Loneliness and social isolation can have a profound effect on an individuals health and wellbeing. The Care Collection understands the need to form positive relationships and links to the local community. In doing so, we increase our feelings of self-worth and explore our unique personalities.
Feeling lonely can be extremely challenging for many people. Not only can it have an effect on mental health, but also on physical health. The need for companionship is much greater in older people and those with disabilities. The Care Collection is committed to making our Clients lives as happy and stress free as possible.
Having the time to engage with another person is invaluable and really helps keep those blues at bay. Those who have regular companionship have been proven to live longer, feel more settled and live happier, healthier lives.
Our Companionship services include:
- Providing companionship and conversation
- Providing a chaperone service
- Arranging and accompanying to appointments
- Arranging and accompanying to outings and social events
- Assisting with participating in hobbies
- Assisting with providing entertainment for family and friends
- Accompanying to club meetings, sporting events and the theatre
- Assisting with connecting with family and friends through social media
- Assisting with travel arrangements
- Assisting with keeping fit
- Assisting with reading and watching movies
- Accompanying on short breaks or holidays
- Monitoring diet and eating
- Providing medication reminders and assistance
Unfortunately, the need for companionship is often heightened and overlooked for people with disabilities. Our companionship home care service varies between every client with the aim to reduce loneliness. Our core belief is based around promoting independence and helping clients live a longer life. By offering a companionship care service we help eradicate depression and loneliness.
Loneliness has been known to worsen existing health conditions and suppress the immune system. By integrating a companionship care solution, loneliness is reduced, clients are happier and live longer.
Why does Loneliness occur?
Loneliness can occur for a variety of reasons. As we get older we inevitably lose family members and close friends which can have a “cut-off” effect. All of a sudden the normality routine of day to day life has empty spaces in, and loneliness creeps in.
Mobility problems restrict clients from being able to interact with people. This can be in the form of a disability, not allowing them to move freely and catch up with friends. Financial mobility may also cause loneliness, due to not being able to afford transportation to meet up with friends.
Loneliness is a vicious circle and often the more lonely a person feels the worse loneliness can get. When a person feels detached from society, they’ll usually find it hard to reconnect.
Our companionship service offers a friendly face on a day to day basis. Our carers grow long-lasting friendships with clients and can help with personal care.
At The Care Collection, we create personalised plans to suit each Client. We don’t believe in “one solution for everyone”, so get in touch to see how we can help you.