Home Care in Utica, MI

Providing exceptional Companion Care at Home for seniors and families in Utica, Macomb Township, Shelby Township, Sterling Heights, Fraser, St. Clair Shores, Harrison Township, Grosse Pointe, and Clinton Township.

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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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Sunrise Near Beautiful Utica, Michigan
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Driving Directions from Utica, MI to Eldercare Support Services LLC


Head east on Auburn Rd toward Cass Ave
308 ft

Turn right onto Van Dyke Ave
0.1 mi

Turn left onto Canal Rd
338 ft

Turn right onto Clinton River Rd
5.6 mi

Turn right onto Garfield Rd
1.8 mi

Turn left onto 15 Mile Rd
0.7 mi

Turn left onto Simon Dr
Destination will be on the right
0.1 mi

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

About Utica, Michigan

Utica is a city in Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 4,757 at the 2010 census.Wikipedia

Facts About Utica, MI

The Shelby Township Senior Center (serves Utica) has a wide variety of activities for adults age 50 and older in order to help keep our residents mentally, physically and socially healthy.

You must register as a member of the Shelby Township Senior Center every year to participate in our events and activities. The cost is $5 for residents of Shelby Township and Utica or $10 for non-residents. Membership is required for all programs.

Our services include transportation, a free community loan closet for medical equipment, mental stimulation with puzzles and brain teasers, physical activity and organizations to promote socialization. All of these serve to benefit the lives of our residents.

Alzheimer’s Support Group 
7 PM  |  Second Wednesday of the Month
The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group meets at the Shelby Township Activities Center at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month.  Join this safe place for caregivers, families and friends of persons with dementia. Exchange practical information, develop a support system and learn about resources. All are welcome.

Beginning Line Dance
1 PM  |  Tuesdays   |  $3 Drop-in Class
Let’s welcome Lynn, who will be teaching beginning line dance classes on Tuesdays. Drop in and learn how to line dance.

Bible Study
1 PM  |  Mondays
If you are interested in studying the bible, this is the group for you.

Brain Games
1 PM  |  2nd & 4th Tuesdays 

Did you know that keeping your brain active helps to prevent the onset of memory related disorders? Join us on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month to exercise your brain.

Card Games
See newsletter or front desk for days

We have a variety of card games scheduled through the week. Games include Hand & Foot, Pinochle, Euchre, Canasta and Shanghai Rummy. Learning Days for Cards: Do you want to learn how to play Euchre or Pinochle? Register for teaching days by calling 586-739-7540 or visit the front desk. 

Interested in Chess?
We’re looking for chess players to get together for a game. Call the center if you’re interested.

Card Making Class
10-11:15 AM  |  Select Fridays

Join us to create your greeting cards. Class sizes are limited so please register at the front desk. Cards are $.50 per card. See our newsletter or visit the front desk to find out when classes are.

1 AM  |  Wednesdays
Come sing with us.  New Choir Members Needed: We’re looking for anyone that likes to sing or plays an instrument to join the Senior Center Choir. No need to be an expert; all skill levels are welcome. You’ll have a good time and a gratifying experience.

Computer Class

1-3 PM  |  Select Weeks
Do you have a computer that you need help using? Join our beginning computer class and learn basic computer skills. Our patient instructor will guide you using our laptops. Advance registration is required. See our newsletter or visit the front desk to find out when the next session begins.

Cookies & Coloring
10 AM  |  Thursdays & Fridays
Relax, share some stories and enjoy a cookie as we color and socialize. All materials are provided.

Craft Class
10 AM  |  Select days

Minimal cost varies on the project
Join our popular crafting class. Room is limited so please sign up in advance at the front desk. See our newsletter or visit the front desk to find out when classes are.


1 PM  |  Third Wednesday of the Month
Do you know where your family fits into history? Learn tools and tips for locating your ancestors and finding your family’s story. Patricia Hallman shares her expertise every third Wednesday of the month and will help guide you in your journey. Please feel free to bring your laptop or iPad or borrow one of ours.


Hearing Impaired Older adults
9:30 AM  | Third Wednesday of the Month
This program takes place in conjunction with Deaf and Hearing Impaired Services, Inc. and Tri-County Deaf Senior Citizens. For dates and more information, please call 248-473-1888.

Knit & Crochet
9:30 AM  |  Wednesdays
Bring the project you are working on for show and tell and help. We also have a large supply of donated yarn that can be used for charitable projects.

12:30 PM  |  1st & 3rd Wednesdays

The Shelby Senior Stitchers meet on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. This group quilts all types of projects for many local charities and is open to new members.

Red Hat Group
We have a chapter of the Red Hat Society looking for new members. For more information, please contact Joann Makowski at 586-566-6004.

Watercolor Class
9:30-11:30 AM  |  Select Days
Pete Snodgrass teaches the ins and outs of watercolor painting. See our newsletter or visit the front desk to learn when the next session of classes begins

Group Fitness Classes

Did you know we offer fitness classes? Check out our current line up and drop-in for an instructor-led class for only $3 per class. No advanced registration is required.

  • Balance Class: 1-2 PM Mondays
  • Yoga: 10-11 AM Mondays, 1-2 PM Thursdays
  • Zumba Gold: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Mondays
  • Aerobics: 10-11 AM Tuesdays & Fridays
  • Line Dance: 1 PM Tuesdays
  • Chair Exercise: 10-11 AM Wednesdays
  • Chair Yoga: 2:15-3:15 PM Thursdays
  • Drum Class: 11 AM-Noon Fridays

Balance Class – This medium-impact class uses many different techniques to strengthen the core and to build balance and coordination. Falls cause so many health concerns. Now is the time to work to prevent them.

Yoga – This well-rounded mat yoga class includes standing and balancing postures and stretches on the mat. This class increases flexibility, strength and balance. Please bring your mat.

Aerobic Exercise – This class is our highest level of impact and focuses on aerobic moves. 

Chair Exercise – In this low impact aerobic exercise class, participants sit in a chair for most of the class.

Zumba Gold – This workout incorporates dance and fitness routines set to Latin music. Zumba Gold is performed at a reduced intensity but still burns many calories. Join Donna for this upbeat and fun class.

Chair Yoga – This class is for people who have mobility challenges but would still like to experience the benefits of yoga. This class will use the wall and the chair for support and will not be on the floor. 

Drum Class – Make exercise fun as Rhonda leads us with drum sticks and an exercise ball. This class combines sitting and standing exercises with music. All equipment is provided.

Line Dance Class – This class introduces line dance to participants.  Lynn is the instructor. 

*Classes are subject to cancellation from time to time. Follow us on Facebook for cancellations or schedule adjustments.



Macomb County Meals on Wheels serves meals at the senior center with a limited number of meals available in the building. The staff serves meals on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 11:15 a.m.

To receive Meals on Wheels at your home, contact Macomb County at 586-469-5228.

The city now known as Utica was platted by Joseph Stead in 1817, who preferred to call it “Harlow.” Others referred to the city as “Hog’s Hollow” or “McDougalville,” until a few years later it was finally named Utica by settlers from New York, in honor of the city of the same name in that state. This was common of settlers in this region, and is reflected in the names of nearby cities such as Rochester and Troy that are also named for New York cities.

By the 1940s, Utica was the center of a region of dairy farms and truck gardens. It had a flour mill and shipped rhubarb. Dodge Park a few miles south on the Clinton River was a state park.[4]

As the 1950s progressed, Detroit auto companies began to build factories in neighboring Sterling and Shelby Townships and the surrounding area began a transformation to an industrial economy.

Utica boasts a small historic district centered on Cass Avenue and Auburn Road, but few of the buildings predate 1906, due to destructive fires in 1905 and 1906.

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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