Care doesn’t always mean skilled nursing or advanced medical support. Oftentimes, elderly parents or loved ones require non-intensive in-home care—meaning they simply need assistance with daily activities and personal needs. This type of care, called companion care, is just as vital to an individual’s mental and physical wellbeing. Advanced Nursing + Home Support’s companion care services are perfect for your family member who wants to maintain their independence at home while still receiving exceptional professional support.
What is Companion Care?
Companion care providers offer both companionship and day-to-day assistance to individuals, allowing them to carry out their normal routines in warmhearted company. Companion care is exactly what it sounds like: dedicated companionship. As individuals age, everyday tasks such as getting dressed or cooking become more challenging to do alone. Additionally, social activities—like meeting friends for dinner or playing sports—are harder to commit to as people slow down.
At Advanced Nursing + Home Support, we use full-time care providers to make sure every client receives the best care possible. To start, we assess the needs of each client, then we match our clients’ needs with our team of Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and companions to make sure there is a good fit. You can be sure that your loved one will have someone by their side, every step of the way.
Companion Care Services
There are many reasons why people choose companion care for their loved one. Here are a few of the companion care services you can expect with Advanced Nursing + Home Support:
- In-hospital support: If you or a loved one is hospitalized, our companions can be there to help, above and beyond the staff at the hospital.
- Personal care and homemaking services: We’ll see to all of your loved one’s personal needs, including pet care, meal preparation, phone answering, light housekeeping, and more. Through our affiliate company, Elder Clean, we’re able to offer specialty cleaning services when they’re needed, including deep cleanings, tidying, dishes, and more.
- Transportation services: Our companions can help your family member get where they need to go—whether it’s a trip to the grocery store or to fill a prescription.
You can trust our companion care providers to deliver customized care for your loved one’s individual needs. If you or your loved one’s needs change, our trained and licensed team of RNs and LPNs will be there to provide more skilled care if needed.
Benefits of companion care
When individuals age, they can begin to lose their ability to move around and socialize with others. In turn, this can provoke feelings of isolation, frustration, and loneliness. The beauty of companions is that they not only provide physical support, but also critical emotional support. And the latter can help boost an individual’s wellbeing tremendously.
According to the C.D.C., elderly adults—particularly those who are living alone—are especially prone to feeling socially isolated or lonely in ways that are bad for their health. Loneliness is associated with numerous health risks, including increased risk of depression, anxiety, dementia, heart disease, and stroke, as well as increased risk of death from all causes. On the other hand, socializing with others (even with just one other person, like a companion care provider) can boost one’s self esteem, immune system, mood, and memory function—all key contributors to a long and happy life.
All that said, it’s common for individuals to feel vulnerable or even helpless when welcoming in a companion care provider. At Advanced Nursing + Home Support, our compassionate team is committed to making individuals feel comfortable, secure, and empowered in their everyday routines. Whether your loved one needs mobility assistance or simply needs someone to talk to, we’ll be there to support them.
Ready to hire a companion care provider?
Allow us to help. If you have a loved one who needs companion care services in the Maryland and DC area, take the first step towards peace of mind and contact Advanced Nursing + Home Support today. We provide unparalleled service from experienced, compassionate care providers.
Contact us online or by phone at 240-414-4147 to request more information.