Companion care is a type of home care that includes non-medical services to seniors. It offers emotional support, socialization and companionship to older adults and people, with disabilities, who are generally healthy and who want to remain independent at home. Companion care changes based on the senior and their needs. The goal of companion care is to:
- Improve quality of life
- Provide companionship
- Provide emotional support
Companion care can also include physical care like bathing, dressing, medication reminders, house cleaning, grocery shopping, and chores that support the independence of a senior. Companion care should enable the senior to enjoy life.