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Companionship care

What is Companionship Care?

Companionship is the company of another person whom you enjoy spending time with such as your carefully matched Care Professional.

Companionship Care can:

  • Help you or your loved one to keep active

  • Make sure you or your loved one have company and someone to socialise with

  • Help to build confidence in going outside the home

  • Encourage participation in activities inside and outside the home

  • Help families take a rest from caring with peace of mind

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Why is Companionship Care important?

Loneliness can have serious effects on a person’s health and Home Instead aims to prevent social isolation by providing companionship care at home. Many people we support simply want company and conversation, whether they live alone and may not see family and friends as often as they would like, or just want a companion when going out to appointments or to do the shopping.

Companionship care
services we offer: 

  • Sharing your life experiences, listening and conversing

  • Read for you or with you – newspapers, books, internet

  • Share memories through photographs, music and films

  • Helping with crafts and hobbies

  • Going to the theatre, cinema, music events

  • Accessing education such as college, Open University, visits to the Library

  • Visiting places of interest

  • Accompanying on holiday

  • Shopping trips for clothes, birthday gifts and Christmas

  • Swimming, gym, horse riding, sporting events

  • Helping you keep in touch with friends and family

  • Going out for meals

  • Going to the hairdressers/barbers

  • Escorting to GP and hospital appointments

  • Arrange maintenance of home and garden

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