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Making The Right Decisions
...Companion Caregiver
Choosing the best...

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. ....

The Companion Caregiver

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.