Companionship and Support

When you’ve always done everything yourself, it can be hard to admit you’re finding it more difficult to hoover the stairs or mow the lawn.

Do you need a little help around the house, and perhaps some companionship to remain in your own home?

One advantage of having companionship and support services – is the trusted, familiar friendly face providing regular company. The support also offers the reassurance for loved ones that you are still capable of living on your own.

Right at Home may be able to match you with one of our CareGivers who share similar interests, can support you to learn new skills, such as Skype with a family member who lives abroad or just provide an arm to lean on when needed.

Right at Home’s companionship and support services include, but are not limited to:

  • Meal Preparation
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Help with everyday tasks, shopping for food or clothes
  • A friend to listen or talk to providing much needed company
  • Support with using public transport and escorting on journeys

 

Julia’s Story

Julia’s children are busy supporting their own families; but they adore their mother and visit her as often as possible. They grew concerned when they realised Julia was losing her confidence, was struggling with her daily activities and wondered if she could continue to live on her own.

Julia is a strong-minded lady, who loves her home, especially her garden and vowed never to move into residential care.

“She loves her garden; I worry it’s getting too much for her. She tells me how a garden is a big commitment; I wish I had more time to help her.”

The family wanted to act out their mother’s wishes and contacted Right at Home. The local office met with Julia and her family, assessed her needs, desired outcomes, and devised a specific support plan. Right at Home then matched and introduced Julia to her CareGiver, Jane.

With the outcome based support of Right at Home and Jane, Julia has regained her confidence, loves interacting with her local community – especially her local flower arranging classes and spends more time in her beloved garden!

“Jane being there lets me share more special moments with Mum and gives me reassurance. That’s why we use Right at Home” 

To find out more about our Companionship and Support services please contact your local Right at Home team: Find your local office

 

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