Now, more than ever, we have seen the importance of relationships in our lives. COVID-19 has showed us how much we miss a friendly visit, night out with friends, or a class at our local gym or senior center. We had birthdays, baby showers, and weddings to look forward to all year long. These gatherings and events are not just for-fun activities, but vital to our health and wellbeing.
Relationships are good for our health.
Studies show that those who are more socially connected live longer and are healthier. Isolation can be toxic to a person’s wellbeing. People who are more isolated decline more quickly physically and cognitively.
Companion Care in Winnetka, IL
An Assisting Hands caregiver can supplement visits from family and friends by providing senior companionship services in the Winnetka, IL area. When a client requests only companion care, we often select a special caregiver. You may request that she wear regular clothes (not the Assisting Hands scrub top) and be someone closer in age to your loved one.
This individual can:
- Provide transportation local errands
go shopping for necessities or something fun (clothing, stationary, housewares, etc.)
- Play cards or other games
- Go for walks around the neighborhood
- Take our loved one for a haircut or pedicure
- Go out for a meal
- Prepare meals at home for your loved one
- Bake with your loved one
- Reminisce/listen to stories
Typical Companion Care Schedule
We can tailor this program to you and find just the right match! A schedule for a companion caregiver might look like:
- Daily 9 AM – 1 PM (28 hours)
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. (12 hours)
*times are for illustration only and can be customized to your needs*
How to Approach Your Loved One about Companion Care
Worried your loved one won’t accept a companion caregiver? We often go by other names, such as buddy, personal assistant, helper, neighbor, friend, etc. Our trained staff can help you find the best way to approach the topic to your loved one.
Providing You with Peace of Mind
Imagine the peace of mind you will have knowing that a companion caregiver is with your mom or dad during the week! Your visits will be better received and less stressful.
Give us a call at 847-737-9991 for more information or to schedule a free consultation.
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