Home Care in Grosse Pointe, MI

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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?

What Is Companion Care for the Elderly?

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 care provides non-medical services for senior citizens or people with disabilities.”

What Are the Duties of a Companion?

Companion duties will vary depending on the needs of the client, but they may include:

  • Companionship
  • Light housekeeping such as dusting, organizing, and cleaning
  • Cooking and cleaning up after the meal
  • Running errands such as picking up medications or groceries
  • Transportation for appointments and errands
  • Doing the laundry
  • Playing games together or reading aloud
  • Communicating with family members

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Home Care in Grosse Pointe Michigan
Home Care in Grosse Pointe Michigan

Driving Directions from Grosse Pointe, MI to Eldercare Support Services, LLC

Grosse Pointe

Head southwest on Maumee Ave toward St Clair Ave
39 sec (0.2 mi)

Continue on Cadieux Rd. Take I-94 E and M-3 N/Gratiot Ave/Northbound Gratiot Ave to Simon Dr in Clinton Township
24 min (14.5 mi)

Turn right onto Simon Dr
Destination will be on the right
27 sec (0.1 mi)

Eldercare Support Services LLC
35252 Simon Dr, Clinton Twp, MI 48035

About Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Grosse Pointe is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 5,421. Grosse Pointe is an eastern suburb of Metro Detroit along Lake St. Clair. It is located along East Jefferson Avenue and shares a small northwestern border with the city of Detroit. Wikipedia


Facts About Grosse Pointe

The Helm at the Boll Life Center

158 Ridge Road
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

phone: (313) 882-9600
email: info@helmlife.org

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm


In 1978, a small group of visionary citizens of the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods formed “Seniors Onward for Change” (SOC). Those founders envisioned a “one-stop shop” organization that would help residents remain in their own homes with dignity and independence.

Meals on Wheels

Call (313) 649-2105 for more info or to request service.

Meals on Wheels contributes to the overall well-being of older adults by providing regular nutrition and contact with a caring volunteer.

Five meals are provided per week to Harper Woods and Grosse Pointe area residents who are homebound and unable to safely prepare meals for themselves. This can include people age 60+ who would benefit from temporary meals due to medical needs. Recipients may choose to have a hot meal delivered daily or a package of five frozen meals delivered weekly.


PAATS Transportation

Call (313) 394-9712 for info/reservations

If you are resident of Harper Woods or Grosse Pointes and are 60+ and/or disabled you can ride the Pointe Area Assisted Transportation Services (PAATS).

  • Reservations must be made at least two days in advance.
  • All passengers riding on PAATS and returning after 3:00 p.m must make a return appointment.
  • All appointments must be made by 1:00 p.m.
  • Fees vary from $1 to $3 each way. Please call for more information about the cost of rides.

Home Chore Program

Call (313) 649-2107 for more info and pricing

  • Must be age 60 or older and a resident of Harper Woods or one of the Grosse Pointes
  • Minor home maintenance projecs link people in need with volunteers to provide one-time services. Service is based on volunteer availability. Minor home repairs limited in scope to volunteer abilities.
  • Home Maintenance, Safety and Security Program is offered to homeowners only. This program provides and installs home safety devices such as smoke and carbon monoxide detectors/alarms; inspects and replaces interior (standard ceiling) and exterior lights (first floor only) with LED bulbs; and provides for a kitchen fire extinguisher, LED night lights in specified areas of the home, repair and/or replacement of the house number (if not sufficient for identifying the address) and inspection and/or replacement of the furnace filter.




  • The Village shopping district, Kercheval Road between Neff and Cadieux.
  • Neff Park, at the foot of University Place. A restricted-access park with pier and harbor on southern Lake St. Clair, pool, playgrounds, picnic areas, volleyball courts, and ice-skating in the winter.
  • George Elworthy Field. A city park with tennis courts, sports fields (including Little League Baseball diamonds), and playgrounds, within walking distance of the Village. Bounded by Neff Rd., St. Clair Ave., Waterloo St., and Charlevoix Street.
  • Ralph Harmon Booth House, 315 Washington Road. The largest house in the city; an architecturally significant English Revival mansion, designed by Marcus Burrows, in the midst of other historic homes. The former home of the President of Booth Newspapers, who served as U.S. Minister to Denmark and a key Detroit Institute of Arts philanthropist, Ralph Booth, the brother of George G. Booth.
  • Henry Tiffany Cole House, 394 Lakeland at Maumee. A large, distinctive Tudor mansion.
  • John M. Dwyer House, 372 Lakeland. A huge Georgian Colonial mansion, part of a row of mansions on lower Lakeland Ave.
  • Waterman House, 330 Lincoln. A stucco Georgian mansion built in 1911 at the corner of Maumee. Once the home of the inventor of the outboard boat motor. Features a chapel imported from England.
  • The Murray Sales House, 251 Lincoln. An Italian villa in white stucco off Jefferson Avenue built-in 1917. Designed by the famed Louis Kamper, the architect of some downtown Detroit skyscrapers, among other buildings.
  • “Rosecroft,” the B. Tobin House, at 266 Lakeland Ave. A unique 1912 Tudor designed by Albert Kahn.
  • “Woodley Green,” the Benson Ford House, on the shore of Lake St. Clair. A notable 1934 Georgian/Regency designed by Hugh T. Keyes.
  • Several blocks of mansions and architecturally significant houses (including some townhouses) on Lincoln, Washington, Roosevelt, Rivard, University, and Lakeland, south of Kercheval.
  • Historic smaller homes, among the oldest in the city, along St. Clair Ave. and Notre Dame Ave., especially near Kercheval.
  • Several blocks of houses representing the upscale residential architecture of the 1910-1930 period.
  • Dodge Place, a mid-century subdivision built on part of the former Horace and Anna Dodge mansion(s) site.
  • Fisher Road retail district (between St. Paul and Maumee), across from Grosse Pointe South High School.
  • Mack Avenue business district, along the length of Mack Avenue in Grosse Pointe, constituting the border with Detroit.
  • Maire Elementary School (Cadieux near Kercheval), the only one of the Grosse Pointe Public Schools within the small city.
  • Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church (Maumee near Neff), the only church within the one square mile city.

Phone Numbers


Individual department hours within this building may vary.

  • Monday – Friday
    7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday
    8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Emergency Room is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Henry Ford Medical Center – Cottage

159 KerchevalGrosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
 Office Phone: (313) 640-1000

Henry Ford Medical Center – Cottage, in Grosse Pointe Farms, is a multi-service outpatient health care center with a 24/7 emergency department as well as a same-day care services for minor medical concerns seven-days-a-week and after hours. This center also offers ambulatory surgery, rehabilitation services, a women’s diagnostic center and cancer care.

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Turning & Repositioning
Cooking & Feeding Help
Light Housekeeping
Errands & Transportation
Pet Care
Safety Monitoring & Supervision
Assistance with Walking & Mobility
Assistance Bathing, Toileting, & Dressing
Cueing & Reminders of Daily Living
Transferring Assistance
Medication Reminders
Companion Care At Home in Clinton Township, MI by Eldercare Support Services, LLC

Companion Caregiving vs. Personal Caregiving

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.

Benefits of Companion Care

In one study, Lijun Liu, Zhenggang Gou, and Junnan Zuo concluded that:

“Social support partially mediates loneliness and depression (2).”

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:

    • Seniors can stay in their homes longer and age in place without needing to go to an assisted living facility or nursing home.
    • The senior’s loved ones know they’re being taken care of when they can’t be there.
    • Seniors no longer need to worry about some tasks that have become too difficult to keep up with.
    • It’s easier for seniors to travel to appointments and run other errands.
    • Family members no longer have the stress of handling these duties themselves all the time.
    • Seniors are better able to keep their routines.

How Home Companion Care Works

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.

Does Medicare Cover Companion Care?

No, Medicare does not cover companion care if it is the only care you need (1). Medicare only covers home health care if:

  • You are homebound, AND
  • You’re getting services under a care plan created and reviewed regularly by a doctor, AND
  • You need intermittent skilled nursing care (other than drawing blood), speech-language pathology, physical therapy, or continued occupational therapy services.

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.

Does Your Loved One Need Companion Care Services?

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.

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References and Additional Reading

  1. Medicare.gov, Home Health Services, https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/home-health-services
  2. Lijun Liu, Zhenggang Gou, and Junnan Zuo, Social support mediates loneliness and depression in elderly people, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24925547/
  • Genworth, Cost of Care Survey, https://www.genworth.com/aging-and-you/finances/cost-of-care.html
  • Mayo Clinic, Home Care Services: Questions to Ask, https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/in-depth/home-care-services/art-20044609
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