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What is a Live-in Companion?

What is a Live-in Companion?
Date published: 12 March 2022 Author: Izzi Parsonage Categories:

When living independently becomes too difficult to manage, it’s important to discover the most appropriate supportive measures which can help you navigate each day. We’ve therefore decided to explain what home companion care offers, taking a close look at how this can benefit people with specific care needs.

The Benefits of Companionship 

Tailored Support

Certain medical conditions require very specific needs, lots of which could be very difficult to manage within care homes, given the typical volume of people in residence. If you’re caring for someone with motor neurone disease or Alzheimer’s, you’ll be able to focus your efforts on bodily movements and memory loss respectively, something which might not be so impactful with lots of different people to think about at once. 

Permanent Friendship 

There’s no better feeling than the presence of someone else who you trust and feel comfortable around. It’s this positive emotion which has really solidified companion care above many alternatives, given how the comradery you experience is exceptionally beneficial for combating loneliness. To ensure this benefit is maximised, we are incredibly selective about the team members we partner with anyone when providing our live-in care services. 

Proactive Care 

If problems arise, they’ll be dealt with right away, proving another reason why live-in care can be more beneficial, as opposed to a care home. After a while, your companion carer will know you like a friend, and as such, they’re likely to anticipate problems before they really start to take effect. This should provide greater reassurance to the individual being cared for, knowing that even their most troublesome issues will be remedied within much swifter timeframes. 

Keeping Engaged With Local Community 

You’ll be given lots of encouragement the very moment live-in care has been put into place. This could involve participating in local activities, something which can help you feel more connected with your community. With someone by your side, you may have the assurance booster you need to be amongst other people, under the knowledge that should you struggle, there’s going to be proactive support readily available. 

Admin Support

It’s often very tricky getting your head around important documentation, whether this relates to your home or medical needs. A companion worker will know you on a personal level, therefore understanding how to complete certain forms on your behalf should be fairly straightforward. Having consistent live-in care also means you’ll have a far more streamlined routine established, where common worries are taken out of the equation so you can focus more on looking after yourself. 

If you would like to find out more or access our services, please visit promedica24.co.uk to use our online chat service. You can also get in touch with our team on 0800 086 8686 or by sending an email to care@promedica24.co.uk. If you’d like to assess your care and support needs rapidly online, we have a tool available for you to do this. 

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