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Elderly Companions

What are elderly companions?

Elderly companions are simply there to offer you companionship. They are a good conversation partner, there to offer you support. If you live alone or far away from your family, choosing a companion is the right choice for you.

Elderly companions look after both your physical and mental health. They are the partner you need. Elderly companions are there for you to keep you active and engaged. They could play all sorts of games of puzzle, scrabble or cards with you, as well as take you on walks, light exercise, gardening. Whatever activity you enjoy doing, your companion is there to do it with you – just as a friend would.

Elderly companions help you live as much of an independent life as possible. Apart from offering you companionship, they can offer to help with some light duties too:

  • Cleaning / organising around your home
  • Dusting
  • Vacuuming
  • Doing laundry
  • Changing bed sheets
  • Watering plants
  • Preparing meals
  • Food shopping
  • Reading out loud
  • Picking up prescriptions
  • Assisting with doctor appointments
  • Going on family / friends visits
  • Providing transportation for various trips

Yes, elderly companions help you with your household chores and are there to make life a little bit easier for you. But most importantly, they are a companion. They are there for you because they want to spend time with you. You can think of your companion as a friend or maybe even a grandchild.

Having an elderly companion can be extremely useful. That is mainly linked to being socially active. Elderly companions take you out of your home “bubble” and introduce you to the world. If you enjoy art, going to music events or talks, they will be there, supporting with your interests. They can assist you with getting to different locations, making everything as easy as possible for you, and of course, offer you the companionship you need.

Elderly companions can live-in?

Elderly companions can also live in your home. This offers them a more hands-on approach to you and your personal needs. It is a very convenient and smart choice, because this means you will have another person at home to rely on. In case of emergency or any unplanned outings, they will be right there to offer you assistance.

In this particular case, they will need to be given their own space in your home. An elderly companion will need to have their own bedroom. Subsequently, they will need to take their meals in your home. They need to be able to cook their own meals. At the same time, they will, of course, cook your meals as well.

It is important to note that an elderly companion will not be able to provide personal care, but will be able to take care of many household chores you may have.

By putting your trust into Guardian Carers, you can be sure you will find wonderful live-in companions. Besides offering you support and guidance, they will help with chores around the house. If needed, they can also drive you around to where you need to be. Whatever your needs, we can help you find a suitable companion for you.

A great elderly companion will support your own interests. If you enjoy going to the theatre to see a good play or may want to attend a show, you can trust that your companion will be there by your side.

Are you a senior and need companionship?

Recent studies have shown that senior citizens in the United Kingdom can go more than a month without speaking to anyone. What a person needs most to live a happy life is connection. Subsequently, what elders need most during this time in their life is simply someone to speak to. Most seniors don’t actually need much help with taking care of themselves or their home. What they wish for is companionship. Guardian Carers can find the right companion for you, who will share in your interests. Some activities that your companion can join you in are:

  • Going shopping
  • Attending the theatre
  • Walking in the park
  • Attending a show or a musical event
  • Going to a gallery or museum
  • Visiting friends

If you enjoy doing all or some of these activities we can find the right companion for you. Of course, these activities are not exhaustive and your companion will be happy to join in to whatever makes you happy! When the match is just right, elderly companions become friends.

At Guardian Carers we put all our efforts into finding the right companion for you. We provide a premium service, having excellent consultants to help you in your search, every step of the way. They provide one-on-one service to determine your needs and preferences. Based on your needs and requirements, we can ensure that the experience of the carer suits you just right!

The elderly companions we can pair you with go through extensive interviews and vetting procedures. In order to find the perfect companion for your needs we advise you to conduct your own interviews, if you wish to.

Here at Guardian Carers we know that different people have different needs. Maybe you want to live life independently, or maybe you need a bit more help getting around. No matter the needs, we’ve got you covered.

If you’re and elder that needs assistance with getting around or completing everyday tasks, we will find the right companion for you. Guardian Carers elderly companions have the relevant skills and experience necessary to assist with many duties. Some of the support an elderly companion can offer is:

  • Using public transport
  • Walking the dogs or looking after your pets
  • Shopping for groceries, clothing or other necessities
  • Picking up prescriptions
  • Preparing meals
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • Assistance with mail, telephone calls, post
  • Driving (if necessary)

Companions for elderly parents

Guardian Carers provides premium services aimed at elderly parents. Loneliness is one of the main causes that affects the quality of life, especially among seniors, who may be going through a more sensitive period in their life. Many elders are simply looking for someone to chat to. That is because their families may be away from them, living busy lives or sometimes it may be due to a recent bereavement. Loneliness can be prevented with the help of elderly companions.

Some of the services we offer at Guardian Carers are simply for companionship. But there are many facets to this duty. As previously stated, we can provide people simply for company, but also people that can do a little extra. This can mean anything from light cleaning to more complex duties. Some of the elderly companions that we provide are equipped to carry out a variety of duties.

f you only need someone to offer some support with your daily activities, we can provide you with a live out companion. They can come to your home during the day and do some household chores, such as preparing meals, dusting or changing bedsheets, among others. Some companions are equipped with drivers’ license, so if you need to get around and want to avoid public transportation, you can let us know and we will sort it for you.

If your needs are more involved and you require some more help getting around, another option we offer is choosing a live-in companion. Live-in elderly companions have a more hands-on approach. They are equipped to deal with more complicated chores and of course, be ‘on call’ for you at any time.

Live-in companions must have their own bedroom within your home. As well as that, they must be able to prepare their own meals. Remember though that an elderly companion will not be able to provide personal care the same way that a trained medical professional would. They are simply there to help support you every day and do the chores that you may not be able to carry out anymore.

Guardian Carers elderly companions

All in all, elderly companions are there to offer you their support. They are genuinely kind people who wish to take care of other human beings and truly like what they do. Guardian Carers offers premium services and we work closely with you and your family to ensure that we find the right companion for you, whatever your needs.

If you wish to keep you independence, but need just a little extra support, then choosing a companion would be the right way to go. You can rest assured that at Guardian Carers we put in a lot of time to find the right companion for you and your specific needs. Our highly-trained consultants provide one-on-one services in order to determine correctly what are your needs and preferences. They will then find the most suitable companion for you. Based on their experience, previous training and qualifications, we can pair you with just the right person.

No one should have to live their elder years in loneliness. We all need someone to talk to from time to time. Guardian Carers will find part-time, full-time, live-in or live-out companions. No matter the needs, we can meet them.

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