Essex & Kent
What is Companionship?
Companionship care provides non-medical related support, occasionally for the prevention of isolation and loneliness. However, it varies from person to person depending on our needs.
A few examples include;
- Simply companionship and a conversation
- Attending activities together
- Support with hobbies
- Assistance in starting something new
- Attending appointments
- 24-hour live-in companionship at home, on holidays, or overnight breaks
Consider Companionship Care
If you have a condition or are reaching an age where it is more difficult to get out and about, companionship services can help enable you to keep socialising and pursuing your hobbies. Our live-in companions are there to be a friend and keep you company.
We are happy to adapt to your needs. You may want someone with you at all times, but we can also arrange for daily or weekly visits that suit you. Simply let us know how often you would like one of our companions to visit and we will make sure they are with you.
Leaving the house
It can be daunting to leave the house if you have limited mobility. You could be worried about falling or having to navigate steps and obstacles. One of our private companions for elderly people can take away this worry and support you on every trip out of the house.
We can accompany you to your local cafe, shops or even to visit a friend or family member. We can arrange suitable transport and take away your worries so you enjoy your time outside the house.
Hobbies & activities
We all have passions and pursuits that make us happy. This could be painting, knitting, gardening or simply meeting up with your friends for a natter. As you get older, you may find these more difficult to keep up with, which is where our companionship for elderly services comes in.
Our companions will do everything possible to keep you active and fulfilled. We can offer a helping hand and do some of the heavy lifting in the garden or find adaptive tools that make it easier to paint, write and read.
Life begins at 60
Isolation is of great concern, especially with older people. Every person has a need for social interaction and this is just as true at 60 as it is when you are 25. You may be able to take one of your existing interests and find a group of fellow hobbyists.
A live-in companion for elderly persons can help you find like-minded people and form new friendships. They can support you by booking transport to help you get there and come along to make sure you have everything you need while you are out.
Improving mental health
Whether you are growing older or have a condition that limits your abilities, companionship care prevents you from feeling isolated. Loneliness can be detrimental to mental health, leading to withdrawal, anxiety and depression. A live-in companion can ease this feeling.
With one of our companions, you will always have a listening ear and a friendly face by your side. You can share your interests and form a friendship that will greatly improve your mental health and outlook on life.
What are the options?
We can offer many different packages, whether you are interested in 24/7 live in care, or a member of our team to do daily/weekly visits. We are sure to find something that works for you.
Contact us now for a free no-obligation talk on how we can help.
Companionship care is focused on your emotional and spiritual wellbeing. A companion can help you to keep up with your interests and hobbies while accompanying you on trips out of the house to ensure your safety. They are there to have a chat, suggest ways of keeping in touch with your loved ones and to be at your side when you need an extra boost of confidence.
If you feel you or a loved one is at risk of loneliness, isolation, or could use some extra support then companionship care could be the ideal assistance required.
Loneliness and isolation can have an incredibly negative effect on our mental wellbeing. Companionship keeps our mind positively engaged, keeps us relaxed and comfortable, and may also boost our self-esteem.
The goal of companionship is primarily emotional support and socialization, and encourage you or your loved one to continue doing what makes you happy.
Everyone is different but we all need social interaction to help lift our mood and keep us happy. Our mental health is linked to our overall health. Those who feel stressed or lonely are more prone to illness so companionship can be crucial in maintaining your health.
With the internet and new technology, it can be easy to find new people to socialise with. Sometimes you need someone to guide you through the process and help give you the confidence to start a new hobby or join a new social group. A companion can help you every step of the way.