What Is Companion Care? and How Can It Help You?

What Is Companion Care? and How Can It Help You?

When your loved ones start having difficulty caring for themselves, instinct tells you to do everything you can to help. Unfortunately, in today’s fast-paced world, you might not be able to provide the care your aging loved ones require even if you want to; there might simply be too many other demands on your time.

Loneliness and isolation are serious problems among the elderly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), social isolation, loneliness and poor social relationships cause an increased risk of:

  • Death from all causes
  • Dementia
  • Heart attack and stroke
  • Anxiety, depression and suicide

Companionship for seniors can drastically mitigate these risks, but as much as you might want to, it’s unlikely that your own life and daily routine will allow you to be with your aging loved ones as much as is needed.

Luckily, you don’t have to take on this monumental task by yourself, and you shouldn’t. A senior companion from Apex Home Health Care can ensure all of your loved one’s needs are met and allow you to be a loving son or daughter instead of an exhausted caregiver.

Companion Care From Apex Home Health Care

Companion care aims to eliminate the need for hospital admissions and long-term care facilities. Apex Home Health Care offers a myriad of companion care services when it comes to caring for your loved ones. Whatever your loved one’s needs, Apex can accommodate. Here’s a look at both Apex’s skilled and non-skilled services:

Skilled services

When your loved ones, as they so often are, are faced with health complications related to aging, the skilled nurses at Apex Home Health Care are ready to answer the call. Apex’s nurses are qualified to:

  • Treat wounds
  • Manage catheters
  • Offer diabetic and dietary education
  • Conduct intravenous (IV) therapy
  • Oversee surgery aftercare
  • Supervise safe and effective pain management

As you can see, there isn’t much that skilled Apex nurses can’t do when it comes to effectively caring for your aging loved ones, and they can do it while keeping your loved ones in the comfort of their own homes.

Non-Skilled Services

As people age, the things that were once so easy become less so, and that’s why Apex has committed, compassionate caregivers who are dedicated to non-skilled companionship, which is often the key to retaining your loved one’s independence. Apex Home Health Care’s non-skilled workers help with everyday tasks, which include:

  • Bathing/showering
  • Oral health routines
  • Everyday errands (shopping, pharmacy pickups, etc.)
  • Preventing pressure ulcers (bed sores)

There may not be anything more intimidating in this world than losing one’s faculties, and when it happens to someone you love, all you want is to help. Sadly, you may not have the capacity or the time to attend to everything yourself. If this describes your situation, contact Apex Home Health Care and let their qualified professionals help.