Companion Homemaker

Refers to services provided by a companion/sitter to be with your family member for a specified amount of time each day up to and including 24-hour supervision. The companions may provide assistance with routine household activities such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, errands and shopping. Many agencies provide transportation and supervision to physicians offices, grocery and clothing shopping as well as recreational activities. Companions are able to perform a wide variety of other non medical tasks and activities that are designed to assist the elderly to remain at home as long as possible. By law homemakers and companions are not able to provide hands on personal care such as assistance with bathing and bathroom personal care needs. They may not dispense medications for their clients.