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:
Take N Pointe Pkwy to 16 Mile Rd/Metro Parkway
3 min (0.9 mi)
Continue on 16 Mile Rd/Metro Parkway to Clinton Township
11 min (6.1 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
Harrison Charter Township is a charter township of Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 24,461. The 2008 Census Bureau Estimate places the population at 26,004. Wikipedia
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The Tucker Senior Center is open to all Seniors 55 years of age or older.
We are a Nutrition Site and lunch is served at 11:30 AM. Meals are on a first come basis. Cost of meal is a donation of $3.00. Registration required. Please call (586)469-5228 or visit MCA – Meals on Wheels | Macomb County (macombgov.org)
CASINO TRIP (The Last Friday of the Month):
We have resumed casino trips. Cost is $5 to reserve your seat on the bus. Depart from Tucker Senior Center at 9:30am. Depart from Casino at 2:00pm. Call Tucker Senior Center at 586-466-1497 if you are interested in going to the casino. Space is limited. October 28th will be the last Casino Trip for 2022. We will resume trips in the early Spring 2023 based on weather.
There are two unincorporated communities in the Township/CDP:
Belvedere was a village at the mouth of the Clinton River. It was established in 1837 but flooded the following year and was abandoned.
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According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 23.8 square miles (62 km2), of which 14.3 square miles (37 km2) is land and 9.4 square miles (24 km2) (39.79%) is water.
The location of the township makes it a very popular attraction for many people in surrounding areas. Lake Saint Clair Metropark (formerly Metro Beach Metropark) is located on the shoreline of Harrison Township and Lake St. Clair. The park contains nature trails, a nature center, playgrounds, beaches, pools, and picnic areas. The park has docks available to boaters. Locally, Harrison Township is known as “BoatTown, U.S.A.” due to the large number of marinas.
Selfridge Air National Guard Base is located in Harrison Township.
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.