Eldercare Support Services, LLC is a trusted home care provider located in Clinton Township, Michigan, providing patient care services for seniors in need of home care assistance. We provide companion care, personal care, hospice support services, respite care, post-surgery and rehab care, and more. Let’s make aging in place a whole lot easier and more convenient by assisting your family with in-home care services.
We make aging in place easier by providing our clients with exceptional home care services. For 40+ years we have served Clinton Township, Sterling Heights and the local communities. We are family owned and operated. Our name and our services are a trusted resource for families and healthcare professionals.
Are you or a loved one starting to need a little extra help, but you aren’t ready for an assisted living facility or nursing home? If so, elderly companion care may be an excellent option. Companion care services for seniors are an increasingly popular way to help older adults stay in their own homes.
If this is your first time looking into home companion care, you may have many questions. What does companion care mean? How much does companion care cost? What are companion duties?
Companion care is a type of home care that provides non-medical services for senior citizens or adults with disabilities. Older adults often struggle with things like loneliness, housekeeping, and getting to appointments. Companion care helps handle some of these things to keep people in their homes longer.
Companion duties will vary depending on the needs of the client, but they may include:
Companion care offers a wide variety of benefits. As the name implies, the best benefit is companionship. It’s more important than you might think. Humans are social creatures, and seniors tend to be isolated and lonely, which can impact their mental health.
In one study, Lijun Liu, Zhenggang Gou, and Junnan Zuo concluded that:
Minimizing or preventing loneliness and depression are some of the best benefits of companion care, but they aren’t the only ones. Other benefits of companion care include:
Home care companion services allow people to stay in their homes longer by handling light housekeeping tasks, running errands, providing transportation, and offering companionship. The companion typically comes to the home on a set schedule, whether that’s a few hours a week or every day.
No, Medicare does not cover companion care if it is the only care you need (1). Medicare only covers home health care if:
However, some Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage plans may cover in-home care services. You should review the details of your supplemental insurance to see whether companion care is included.
Is your loved one experiencing reduced mobility or cognitive decline due to Alzheimer’s or dementia? Do they seem to be lonely or struggle to keep up with things like housekeeping? Are you worried about them being alone all day long? Are you unable to spend as much time with your loved one as you would like?
There are many reasons your loved one may need companion care. Whatever the reason, companion care is often the first step toward providing assistance to your loved one while they get to stay at home and avoid the disruption of moving to an assisted living facility or nursing home.
If you’re searching for the right companion care provider, let us help you. We know how important it is to find the right match for your needs. Contact us today to learn more about our companion care services.