A Companion Care giver can be a good choice for those who are not comfortable with
change. The companion caregiver allows individuals to remain in their home with their
own furniture and keepsakes. These adult caregivers for the most part has no medical
training and is not allowed to disperse medications. The companion caregiver is allowed
to remind the individual when it is time for their medication. Also known as adult
sitters they may prepare meals, run errands, take the individual to doctors appointments,
hair appointments, grocery shopping etc... Most of these individuals work only with
one or two client’s and are able to create a bond with the individual. This group
of employees are not covered under Medicare or medigap insurance so they must be
paid by the individual or their family. Most Senior adult care patients prefer one
person as a taking care of them rather than a home healthcare company that sends
many different caregivers. Be sure to ask your in home companion what services they
are willing to perform. Most individuals prepare meals and cleanup afterwards. Some
may also be willing to wash linens when they change the bedding. No one providing
care should ever be considered as a cleaning service so do not get this person confused
as a maid service.
The cons include; no medical training. Some companion caregivers may be licensed
in CPR and emergency first aid. Companion caregivers in most states are not required
to be licensed. Private individual providers are not covered under Medicare or Medigap
insurance and must be paid by the individual or their families. Most companion caregivers
will not transport the individuals in their personal cars due to the insurance liabilities
and will only transport using the individuals automobile....
The pros almost always outweigh the cons. The companion caregiver ensures the individual
will be able to stay in their own home where their the most comfortable and at ease.
Family members will be able to come and visit and not be limited to small groups
and short session. The companion caregiver forms a bond making the individual feel
needed and worthwhile. The private companion caregiver is transportation, entertainment,
stability, freedom and most of all a friend and personal companion. ....
A popular option could be a Companion Caregiver. The companion caregiver is just
that. A companion who may only assist a few hours a day when needed or they may live
with the individual providing 24-hour in-home care. This person takes on many roles,
The private companion caregiver is transportation, entertainment, stability, freedom
and most of all a friend and personal companion. They may also prepare meals, run
errands, take the individual to doctors appointments,
hair appointments, grocery shopping etc. These individuals normally do not have any
formal medical training. This option allows individual to keep their independence
and stay in their homes for they are most comfortable.