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Companion care for seniors provides assistance older adults need to live safely and comfortably at home. This type of home care covers a range of basic tasks and activities that many seniors find difficult to perform on their own. In other situations, these obstacles can put seniors at risk of losing their independence. But with companion care, seniors can maintain their routines and continue to age in place.At Visiting Angels, companion caregiving is one of our most popular services, covering a broad range of caregiving duties. This makes it a great choice for seniors who need a bit of help to remain at home, but who don~t require advanced caregiving.What Is Companion Care?Companion care is a type of in-home care service that provides essential assistance to the elderly and disabled adults.Care will typically include a number of ways to make daily living easier and safer for the care recipient. For example, a caregiver might perform errands, such as grocery shopping or picking up medications, on behalf of a senior. At other times, caregivers will plan and prepare regular meals, perform light housekeeping duties, and offer medication reminders.This type of elder care is also designed to improve quality of life in other ways. Caregivers act as partners for favorite hobbies and activities, accompany clients to appointments and social outings, and engage in friendly conversation with clients.These activities can be a lifeline for socially isolated seniors. Social isolation has shown to dramatically increase the risk of health complications and mortality in seniors. Companion caregiving provides isolated seniors with social interaction and regular companionship, ending the cycle of senior isolation.Companion Caregiving vs. Personal CaregivingWhen choosing elder care services for your loved one, you may need to choose between companion care and personal care. Because of this, it~s helpful to know the difference between the two services.With a home care companion, duties typically include activities such as doing laundry, making meals, and assisting with errands. However, this type of care does not include physical assistance with activities like dressing, bathing, or toileting.Personal care covers the basic care duties of companion caregiving, while also providing physical assistance to clients. Personal care services can also include non-medical assistance for chronic health conditions, like diabetes or Parkinson~s.Most older adults who receive senior care can age in place comfortably with companion caregiving. However, seniors who require advanced care or physical assistance may need personal care to live at home safely.Elderly Companion Care - Get Started!Your local Visiting Angels office makes it easy to get started with home care.When you contact your local office, we will schedule a free consultation with you and your loved one. Based on this consultation, we will develop a custom senior companion care plan and schedule. This care plan will be tailored according to your loved one~s unique care needs and preferences.Once we~ve developed your loved one~s care plan, we will match them with a companion caregiver. Our Select Your Caregiver program ensures the right match for every client, allowing you to find the perfect caregiver for your loved one.Ready to get started with companion care?Find your nearest Visiting Angels~ home care agency today or CONTACT US to learn more about our services!
Home care makes aging in place possible for millions of seniors every year. We provide care wherever the individual resides, sometimes that is in their own home, or home of a family member; other times that means an apartment or assisted living facility. We care for seniors where they feel happiest and most comfortable the place they call home. No one understands the importance of senior care like we do at Visiting Angels. As one of the country~s most trusted home care agencies in the country, we make senior care possible for older adults across the U.S. Our in-home care services for the elderly make daily living safer and more enjoyable, allowing seniors to spend their golden years in the comfort of home.Our elder care offers valuable support to families. Visiting Angels makes it easier to care for aging loved ones, helping families to spend more quality time together. At the same time, we provide much-needed respite for family caregivers, reducing their risk of caregiver burnout.Learn more how we provide the best care at home for seniors. Call us at 952-935-0789 for more information.
Palliative care is a specialized caregiving approach that supports individuals living with a chronic illness. Our compassionate caregivers help individuals with chronic conditions remain at home by creating calming and supportive environments.Our care team focuses on an individual~s physical comfort as well as their emotional, social, and spiritual well-being.What Is Palliative Care at Home?Our specialized services provide supportive care so that your loved ones can remain in the place they cherish - home.There are key differences between hospice care and palliative care. Hospice care is provided to individuals with limited life expectancy while palliative care can be provided regardless of a person~s life expectancy.In addition to our home care services, we also offer a dedicated program for end of life care. Our Palliative Care ServicesThrough our unique Palliative Care Certification Program, we offer care with a focus on the following four areas:Physical NeedsWe focus on your loved one~s physical needs and personal comfort.Emotional NeedsWe identify what is important to our clients and make their lives the best they can be through maintaining their favorite routines and activities..Social NeedsWe develop close relationships with clients and their families. We provide companionship and conversation to relieve feelings of loneliness and isolation.Spiritual NeedsWe strive to restore hope for your loved one and your family by helping you find peace of mind in a challenging time.Ready to get started?Find your nearest Visiting Angels~ home care agency today or CONTACT US to learn more about our services!Palliative Home Care FAQsHow is Palliative Care Delivered in Home Care?Our Visiting Angels~ caregivers are offered non-medical certification in palliative care. Their primary focus is to deliver comfort care and compassion that addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our clients with the overall goal to impact quality of life.What Is the Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice Care?The primary difference is the life expectancy of the individual. Hospice care is available to those with a life expectancy of six months or less. Palliative care is available to individuals regardless of life expectancy.How Long Can an Individual Use Palliative Care?There is no limitation period an individual can receive this specialized care service unless indicated from a payer source.How Can You Learn More About Palliative In-Home Care Services?If you have a loved one who is living with a chronic condition, we invite you to contact your local Visiting Angels home care office to learn more about our compassionate approach to home care. Before getting started, Visiting Angels will provide your family with a free home care consultation that helps us to learn more about your loved one~s needs. With input from you and your loved one, we will develop a personalize plan.