Even for introverts, everyone needs companionship. As it is just as important as our physical needs as we age, a companion caregiver can be a friend, one with whom we spend time. Whether it’s running errands, doing an activity or hobby or just spending quality time together, companion caregivers at Assisting Hands provide excellent company for clients in Glenview, IL.
Our staff at Assisting Hands Home Care works to find the perfect match between caregivers and clients. As it is important for personalities to work together, we aim to create long-lasting friendships between clients and caregivers as if they were a friendly neighbor or buddy.
Weather permitting, companion caregivers and clients can go on walks, get their nails done, visit other friends or go shopping. While COVID safety concerns has restricted some social gatherings there are plenty of activities to do while social distancing or virtually.
Playing games like chess or Monopoly or simply thinking back to the old days, there are numerous ways to spend time together. Assisting Hands carefully selects a companion caregiver as close to the client’s age as possible to allow for a smooth connection. If you have a hobby like knitting or reading, a companion caregiver can take you to the library or bookstore. Also remember that as the CLIENT, where you go and what you do together is up to you.
In addition to companionship, companion caregivers will also account for you or your loved one’s needs, including transportation to the doctor, dentist and other appointments. They can also take you to the park, out for dinner or even to family gatherings.
Meals are always more enjoyable with friends and family. Studies have also shown that digestion is improved whilst eating with others. Our companion caregivers can join you at your favorite local restaurant, or prepare a delicious meal at home.
Clients and caregivers can also cook the meal together. Caregivers can be great sous chefs if you have a particular recipe in mind or one that’s been in your family for generations. You or your loved one can direct the process while the caregiver does the heavy lifting and washes the dishes. Finally, as our sense of taste declines as we age, our caregivers will encourage clients to eat healthy meals.
Your schedule always depends on your needs as a caregiver. Many clients request companionship for 4 – 6 hours each day, but after completing an in-home assessment, we can work with you to create the perfect schedule.
Introducing a Caregiver to Your Loved One
It’s exciting to make a new friend! Although it’s normal to have a little resistance at first. So we recommend to call the caregiver a helper, friend, buddy or similar name as these are more aligned with companionship. You can also give us a call for more tips and tricks to make the transition process a bit smoother!
Get a Free Consultation
Give us a call at (847) 737-9991 to schedule a free consultation in the Glenview, IL area regarding our companion care services.