Non medical care at home can have many benefits for seniors, easing some of the burdens of everyday responsibilities like cooking, housekeeping and running errands. We recently spoke with the Ponte Vedra Recorder about the advantages of companion care for older adults.
Owner Kimberley Schafer said some people may not realize that outside of more committed longer term care, there are many flexible care choices available locally, including part-time, short term or temporary help with daily living activities such as cleaning the house and traveling to appointments.
“One of the more important things that we do as part of our companion care is that building of a relationship—that caring relationship that actually stimulates someone cognitively, and also just connects with them emotionally,” Kimberley Schafer said. “It’s not a task, as much as it’s something that’s baked into any of our experiences between our caregivers and clients.”
Companion and homemaking services from Right at Home of Greater Jacksonville can make daily life easier and more enjoyable for seniors by reducing time they might normally spend on jobs like laundry, meal preparation and errands like grocery shopping or picking up medications at the pharmacy. This can give older adults more time to rest, and to enjoy leisure activities in their community with family and friends.
As a locally owned and operated care agency, Right at Home of Greater Jacksonville takes care of payroll and liability insurance for any caregivers sent to seniors homes. In addition to careful and comprehensive pre-employment screening and background checks,our agency undergoes a detailed matching process to find the right caregivers for the particular needs of individual clients.