Companion Care is licensed by the State of Washington as a Home Care Agency allowing us to provide non-medical services for the elderly or disabled in their home or other residences including assisted and retirement living communities. Companion Care is also available to provide companionship and safety supervision for individuals recovering in a hospital or rehabilitation facility. In some cases Companion Care provides medication administration and other services requiring the supervision of a registered nurse, through nurse delegation.
Companion Care offers hourly care and services that support the senior or disabled individual to live in their own residence. Companion Care provides non-medical home care services and specializes in providing one-on-one care with a focus on the individual’s needs. Whether you are an elderly individual who needs help in completing daily activities, a new mom coming home with her newborn child or someone who has just had surgery and is being released from the hospital, Companion Care is here for you. Services can include:
- Personal Care (Bathing, Toileting, Dressing)
- Assistance with ambulation
- Diabetic care
- Safety Supervision
- Running errands
- Meal planning and preparation
- Doing laundry
- Light housekeeping
- Medication reminders
- Help with organizing things
- Transporting and accompanying to doctor or business appointments
- Life enrichment activities (such as daily trips to a senior center, malls, local nurseries)
- Indoor activities
- Pet care
- Respite care
- Nurse Delegation
Services are not limited to this list. It is important to remember that Companion Care is here to help you in doing tasks that allow you to maintain your independence.
Services are scheduled based on your needs. Some of our clients only require a few hours a week while others may need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will help you select the schedule that works best for your needs. Companion Care can provide Certified or Registered Nursing assistants that can be nurse delegated if needed. There is no additional cost for their services.
Companion Care provides Care Management services for each of our clients. Care Management begins with sitting down with you and your family and discussing your needs. Some information regarding your overall health and functional limitations is collected during this time so that we can identify how to best meet those needs. Sometimes this may require services outside of the scope of what Companion Care can provide. If so we are happy to make a referral.
Companion Care knows how important it is to send the right caregiver to you. Whether you live in a home, a retirement community or a senior care facility, part of our care management role is in helping to make that selection and then personally introducing the caregiver to you. Our goal is to find the right match because we know from experience when we do, we will succeed in meeting your needs.
Care Management does not end with matching a caregiver with you. We continue to monitor each of our client’s needs ongoing and are available to discuss your care as your needs may change.
Some agencies charge a fee for Care Management, but we do not. Companion Care never charges a fee to discuss care choices with you, either initially or whenever considering a change. Our desire is to be the source you can turn to when you or your family have questions about your care.
Companion Care services can continue through End of Life. Our caregivers work closely with outside Hospice teams to ensure the client is comfortable and cared for. We see the importance of family members being present for their loved one and understand the emotional journey they may experience through the end of life process. Our caregivers work to support not only the client but the family as well. With our End of Life care we feel we truly make a difference. Companion Care does not charge extra for care provided through End of Life.
Companion Care understands the needs and what is required to care for an individual with dementia. As many of our client’s age, they develop some form of dementia. In some cases, the dementia is diagnosed as Alzheimer’s, in other cases that may not be the case. Regardless of the diagnosis, we understand the impact that dementia may have on someone’s behavior and the skills needed to address those behaviors. It is also important to know how that behavior may impact family members who may be involved in the individuals care. With our team of caregivers, Companion Care can be there to offer care for the client as well as support for the family.
For some of our clients, the need for care does not end at the end of day. Clients that are unstable on their feet are at higher risk of falling if they get up at night – Companion Care can be there for our clients to ensure their safety.
Sometimes the need for care is only intermittent during the nighttime. Often, we extend an overnight shift an hour or two in the evening and morning to help a client in other ways, such as assist with undressing and preparing for bed or getting up in the morning and ready for the day.
For other clients, there may be a need for a caregiver to be there for 24 hours a day. Someone can be there overnight, and then available during the day to assist with all daily activities, such as providing personal care, meal preparation, light cleaning, laundry, etc.
In a situation where a family member or another caregiver is not available, Companion Care can step in to offer the care needed. Many families cannot provide care 24/7 because of other commitments. Companion Care can provide a caregiver or a team of caregivers to ensure your family member is safe at all times.