Project Description

Companion services

Companions do much more than the name suggests.  While regulations prevent them from providing hands-on care, the companion is frequently a help in maintaining a high level of independence by decreasing the three plagues of old age: loneliness, helplessness and boredom, as discussed by expert geriatrician Dr. Bill Thomas.  The carefully selected staff member(s) fight these plagues by:

  • Light housekeeping and laundry

  • Meal preparation

  • Medication reminders

  • Respite care

  • Transitional care

  • Transportation services including shopping and errands

  • Engaging in stimulating conversation

  • Reading the newspaper, mail or a favorite book

  • Recreational activities of interest including card/board games and more

  • Assistance with correspondence