Palm Beach Gardens Companionship Care
Maybe you’ve noticed Mom and Dad’s house starting to decline — counters are dirty, shelves undusted. Or perhaps your sister’s health is waning; she’s growing older and forgets to take her medications.
Whatever the signs, you’re beginning to wonder if your loved one needs help around the house. Companionship care and homemaking offer just that: nonclinical assistance for those who need it, without leaving the comfort of home.
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"From the moment I first spoke to Bruce, the owner, I trusted him to be someone who would work with us every step of the way to insure Dad had the best care possible. Working with Right at Home has more than exceeded my expectations. The caregiver from Right at Home is personable, funny, has a big heart and Dad has raved about her from their first meeting. She motivates him to get out of the house with her (which is not an easy task!), handles all his needs and is very professional." - Melissa Frankel
What Is Companionship Care and Homemaking?
From doing the laundry and taking out the garbage to reading out loud or playing cards, professionals in companionship care and homemaking serve as another body within the home. They’re available to help remind patients when to take their medications, keep up around the house and even drive someone to a hair appointment. Both services differ slightly in how they work.
Think of homemaking as an addition to companionship care.
With a homemaker, patients will receive all the benefits of a companion—such as transportation—but with added bonuses.
Homemaking extends to include tasks such as cooking, cleaning and even grocery shopping. Some of the services offered by homemaking include:
- Taking out the garbage
- Light housekeeping
- Respite care
Cheaper Than Home Health Aides
Companion in home care and homemaking do not include personal, hands-on care. For example, companions cannot help patients bathe or take their medications. Instead, they can prepare the bath and remind patients to take their medications. Most states require additional licensing for personal, hands-on care.
Therefore, hiring companions or homemakers will cost less than hiring a home health aide, who undergoes additional training and needs a state license to provide hands-on care. The difference in cost can run $4-5 less per hour.
Benefits of Companionship Care and Homemaking
From taking away loneliness to ensuring proper nutrition, companionship care and homemaking have many benefits for patients. If you suspect your loved one isn’t eating well, for example, having a homemaker available to cook nutritious meals can turn around your family member’s health.
Here are just a few of the benefits these services offer:
- Mental (cognitive) stimulation
- Increased mobility due to transportation services
- Improvement in health, both physical and mental
- Safety supervision
Providing Companion Care Services
When you call Right at Home Palm Beach Gardens, one of our professionals will visit your loved one's house and provide a free assessment to determine your needs. Our professionals are very flexible and will partner with your family to determine the best schedule for companionship care and homemaking visits.
Our professional caregivers provide companion care services in Palm Beach Gardens area including Boynton Beach, Greenacres , Juno Beach , Jupiter , Lake Worth , North Palm Beach , Riviera Beach , and Wellington.