Care Companions are a non-hands-on care position for people who want or need minor assistance. They focus on light housekeeping and companionship, keeping the environment clean and maintained.
Here are some common services that Care Companions can provide:
All laundry, including putting clothes and sheets into washers and dryers, is folded and put away once clean. They can also make a bed, fitting it with fresh sheets, so it’s more comfortable in the evening.
Likewise, bathrooms are cleaned and tidied, including toilets, tubs, and countertops. Mirrors are also part of the job, so you can expect a clean shine.
Care Companions can move most lighter items around to clean and tidy an area, ensuring a healthy and appropriate living space.
Care Companions can take the trash out to containers and bring those containers out for pickup, as appropriate for your area.
Care Companions can vacuum and clean floors with mops, brooms, and similar tools to remove dust or debris.
If dusting is required, they can help clean many areas in the house and remove dust that can cause allergies or other breathing problems.
Care Companions can perform kitchen cleaning tasks, including wiping stoves and counters, cleaning microwaves, and doing most dishes.
While our service workers are not private chefs, they can provide a variety of basic meal preparation tasks, including helping with many meals that fit your individual dietary needs.
What services are not covered by the Care Companion Program?
Care Companions provide many light services, but there are some things you shouldn’t expect them to do. If you need help with these things, you may need a different care provider.
Providing hands-on care (such as for dressing or bathing) and providing medication assistance. Tasks like these require a different level of care but are available through Elite.
What are the benefits of the Care Companion Program?
Care Companions have many benefits for people who only need a little help at home.
Care Companions can help you keep your home tidy and free of the clutter that can accumulate if you can’t focus for extended periods. For example, many people face mobility challenges when sick. A cluttered home can increase your risk of tripping or injury. By regularly cleaning, Care Companions free you to focus on other matters.
Walkways are important. Whether it’s to let other caregivers reach you safely or to ensure you can reach the exit in an emergency, you should always leave primary walkways as clear as possible. Care Companions can help ensure there’s always room to move through your home.
Care Companions frequently visit, which means you never have too long to wait if there starts to be a problem. In addition, they’ll help identify problems within the house and, in many cases, can look for obvious signs that indicate a need for additional checkups or medical care.
Outside of the medical aspect, these services mean you can rely on seeing another person and having someone to talk to, which can reduce feelings of loneliness.
While Care Companions don’t provide heavy labor, they can perform many tasks that have a chance to put you at risk of falls or injury. For example, if your hands are a little shaky, a Care Companion can provide food prep that makes eating easier.
Prevention is usually much easier than a cure, so a little help can go a long way in protecting your health.
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