Senior Companion Care in Memphis, TN
Offering Support for Seniors and Caregivers
As we age, it’s only natural that we’re no longer able to do all the tasks we once did. Many times, family members step up to take care of their elderly loved ones. While caregiving is often rewarding, it can also be taxing on family members who have various other responsibilities. Here’s where Caring Companions comes in. Our Memphis, TN team offers outstanding companion care for elderly and disabled clients who need some extra help going about their day. We provide services in-home, such as meal preparation, but we can also take our services on the road, transporting your loved one to and from appointments. Learn more about companion care and whether this level of care is appropriate for your loved one.
What Is Companion Care?
Companion care provides assistance to elderly or disabled people with daily tasks. These caregivers work to make life easier for care recipients by helping out with errands and other things the client may no longer be able to do on their own. As the name might suggest, in-home companion care services also have a social aspect. Caregivers may also offer emotional support or just some friendly conversation.
Companion Care May Include These Services
So, what exactly should I expect from companion care? This is one of the first questions we get from prospective clients. Our companion home care professionals are trained to provide a wide variety of services throughout the day. Depending on your loved one’s needs, a member of our team might offer assistance with the following everyday tasks:
- Meal preparation
- Going for walks
- Light exercise
- Light housekeeping
- Grocery shopping and other errands
- Transportation to appointments
- Medication reminders
- Reminders for personal care
- Playing games
- Social interaction
- Mobility assistance
Does My Loved One Need Companion Care?
It can be difficult to know when companion care is necessary. After all, many elderly folks don’t love the idea of home care, at least at first. At Caring Companions, we encourage you to look out for a few signs that your elderly loved one may need some extra caregiving services. Those signs include:
- Forgetfulness: We all have memory lapses once in a while, but if your loved one is excessively forgetful, companion care is a good idea. Skipping medication and doctor’s appointments because of poor memory can have a significant impact on their health.
- Inability to Drive: When your loved one can no longer safely drive, companion care is the next step. Our caregivers will make sure your loved one gets to appointments on time and runs essential errands.
- Poor Hygiene: As we get older, it gets more challenging to care for ourselves. Elderly people may be afraid to get into the tub or have trouble dressing. If you notice worsening hygiene, give Caring Companions a call.
- Changes in Weight: Unexplained fluctuations in weight could indicate that your loved one can no longer prepare meals for themself. Lost appetite and weight loss could also be a sign of depression.
Companion Care Vs. Personal Care
Although similar, companion care and personal care are not one-in-the-same. While personal care may overlap in some ways with senior companion care, there are distinct differences to keep in mind when you’re deciding what’s best for your loved one. First and foremost, personal care involves hands-on care, including help with bathing, using the bathroom, and personal hygiene. Although companion care can include reminders to keep up with grooming and hygiene, it does not take a hands-on approach. Clients who need personal care services may need to look into a higher level of care.
How We Can Support You
Companion care is designed to support everyone involved. Seniors often experience isolation, as they can no longer go where they want and socialize whenever they feel like it. Home companion care offers seniors a source of socialization and conversation on a daily basis. But beyond the benefits for seniors themselves, companion care is also good for family caregivers. You have a lot to worry about, in addition to caring for your loved one. Many caregivers find themselves overwhelmed and burned out, unable to give the caliber of care they once did. Our companion care professionals can take some of the stress off your plate so that you can enjoy time with your loved one.
Get in Touch With Us Today
Transitioning to companion home care can be tough for some people. Fortunately, the Caring Companions team is understanding and supportive of your loved one’s needs. We work with each client and their family to create a personalized approach to care. If you’d like to learn more about elderly companion care and our range of services, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Why Choose Us?
- Privately Owned
- Personalized Service
- Compassionate, Trustworthy & Reliable
- State Licensed, Bonded & Insured
- Extensive Experience
- Family Environment
- Serving Families for Over 25 Years