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’s main office is located in The Creekside, a Merrill Gardens Retirement Community in Woodinville. We provide assisted living type services for residents in the Merrill Gardens community as well for individuals living in their homes or in other communities throughout King, Snohomish and Pierce County.
Companion Care is also located in The Island House, a Merrill Gardens Community on Mercer Island, where we provide services for the residents who live there independently.
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 person 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:
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 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. 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.
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 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.
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. 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 not. 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 the 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.
I wanted to write and say how much we appreciate the service Companion Care is providing for my mother. My mother loves her caregiver and we are so grateful to have her accompanying my mother to her dialysis treatments. Since she has been with her, my mother has not had any medical complications getting through treatments. It was becoming a health problem for her before getting help from Companion Care. Again, we are very grateful to have found Companion Care and cannot say enough about …
Thank you for everything you did for mom in the last 8 months of her life and especially the last few weeks when mom was at home in hospice. Because of your compassionate and loving care mom was able to die at home as she had desperately wanted with her family present. Words can’t express our gratitude. Thank You!
Dear Merri, caregivers and staff, Words do not begin to express our gratitude for the care our father and mother have received during the past months. Thank you for helping our dad live his final chapter on this earth with dignity. The support and loving care provided is unmatched. You should be proud of the work you do.
Thank you for providing care for my mother. I appreciate how quickly you responded to our needs.
Merri, Words cannot express my thanks and gratitude for your devoted personal help in our situation. You have personally demonstrated commitment rarely seen these days! I am most appreciative.
Thank you and all the ladies for the loving care you showed Grandma. It means the world to me. With love!
I would like to sincerely thank your entire staff for the help and care of my Mother for the past 3 years. It is easy to teach cleaning, folding and cooking, but one cannot teach love, care and respect. Yours is a very difficult job but you do it extremely well.
I want to let you know how much we have appreciated your care and wonderful services while my mom resided at the Creekside. Every single person on your staff was always friendly and kind. I could not have found a better company than Companion Care for my mother.
Thank you for providing such warm and graceful caregivers when we needed them most. They provided great care, support and compassion to Dan in his final days for which we will always be thankful.
Having Judy visit with my mom and knowing you are there to help is so important to me. Thank you for being part of a village to care for my mom.
I love JR. She is the best. This has been one of the best experiences of my life.
Thank you again for the work you do for my mother. I have seen a real improvement in her since you’ve started.
Thank you for the caregivers you sent while we are away. They worked out great and Midge was a great friend.
Thank you for Becky. She is a perfect fit for my mom and my family. She does a wonderful job and is always friendly, kind, caring, and competent. We love her.
Thank you for all that you have done for my sister Bonnie. Because of you, her days were a bit more happier and I know she enjoyed your company. All the best in your future.
Our gratitude to all at Companion Care for your warm and sympathetic care of Virginia. In her final days your understanding and help was so much appreciated.
I wanted to let you know how grateful I am to Companion Care. My mother hired you for the last 3 months of her life and I don’t know how we would survive without your wonderful caregivers. Her last wish was to die at home and with your agencies help she was able to do just that. Thank you so much!
Mom and I really appreciate the night care that she and dad received. Both Sherri and Tibliss were awesome! Dad was well cared for and we felt very supported and thankful for the rest.
Thank you for all the time spent building and balancing a great team of caregivers to meet my father`s needs. All that you did made my fathers days very comfortable.
I don`t know the words to extend my thanks to you, Jen and your caregivers. My dad is my hero but you are next in line. He told me he loved everyone who cared for him.
Thank you so much for your care. We would especially like to thank Eleanor for her care and concern. If she had been with us any longer, we think she and her husband would have to change their last name to ours as they would simply have been officially and legally required to join the family! Eleanor is a joy to have around. My mom dearly loved her. Thanks again for you fine service.
Dear Companion Care, Just a note to say `Thank You` for all the wonderful caregivers you sent to our home to help care for my mother. Each one of them were caring and considerate of my mom and she enjoyed everyone who came and cared for her. Thank you very much!