Companionship Care Service
We provide companionship care services to people across Rayleigh, Rochford and Castle Point. Our aim is to enable people to enjoy activities, lend a helping hand with domestic tasks and support them to live a happy and fulfilled life.
What is our Home Care Service (Companionship Care)?
Our main aim is to combat loneliness as it can have a serious effect on people’s mental health. We support people who are at risk of loneliness – whether be through bereavement or they live alone.
Through our Home Care we provide companionship and support to people through our team of friendly, local Companion Caregivers.
Find out more about our Elderly Companionship Care Service.
Helping you to enjoy life
Our Personal Assistants are there to help you or your loved one get on and enjoy life, and that can mean a range of things. From helping you with shopping or perhaps going for a coffee to taking walks around your local area to having fish and chips by the seaside. We provide companionship by being there to support you or your loved one to do what makes them happy.
Find out more about how companionship can help you or a loved one.
Find your companion
We have a range of Companionship Caregivers working with us, so we can match you or your loved one with the right person for them. A companion in the form of a Companion Caregivers could help you or your loved one find new passions, to form new friendships and to enjoy life.
Find out more about our Companion Caregivers.
Book a call with our team
If you’re interested in finding out more about our companionship service, please book an appointment at a time convenient for a call with one of our team members using the below calendar or complete the contact form at the bottom of this page and we will be in touch.
Elderly Companionship Care Service
Our companionship service helps you or your loved one to lead a fulfilling and independent life. We tailor our services to each individual’s wants, needs and interests – that could mean helping you out with day to day things like housework, shopping or running errands, getting out and about in the community, such as going for walks and trips out events and shows, supporting you or your loved one with your hobbies and interests, or simply having a chat and a cup of tea together, whilst keeping you or your loved one company.
In a nutshell it covers everything that isn’t personal or medical care and our team of companions love what they do.
The Benefits of Elderly Companionship Services
Having a companion can bring many benefits to you or loved one. Our companionship service helps tackle loneliness and isolation, they can also give you the confidence to get out and about and try new things. A Companion Caregiver can broaden your mind and teach you new things – you can talk about current affairs and new ideas or they can simply help you keep on top of the housework.
There’s no set rules on what our Companion Caregivers do, but they will be able to add value to your life.
Combating Loneliness With Our Companionship Service
Loneliness is becoming an increasingly bigger issue in modern society, particularly amongst the elderly. According to Age UK, in England over 2 million people over the age of 75 are living alone and more than a half of these people go over a month without any communication with their family and friends.
Research conducted across Europe, the USA and America found that loneliness was associated with a 26% increase with Alzheimer’s disease. The study also found that loneliness was also linked to a 105% increased risk of mild cognitive impairment, which can lead to dementia.
Loneliness is also closely linked to depression, which is also a risk factor to developing Alzheimer’s disease.
The knock on health impacts of loneliness amongst the elderly are significant, but can be avoided with a companion. Companionship care can tackle loneliness through providing day to day company, friendship and supporting elderly people to engage with the community.
What Does An Elderly Companion Caregiver Do?
Our elderly companionship services are completely tailored to yours or your loved one’s needs. The main aim of our Companion Caregivers is to support you to lead a fulfilling and independent life. They will will do just about anything that isn’t medical or personal care – if you’re looking for this type of support please take a look at our Domiciliary Care Service.
The support you or your loved one will receive through our companionship service will be telecom bespoke and tailored to your specific needs, however it could include:
Company and Social Interaction
Loneliness amongst the elderly is becoming an increasingly large issue in the UK. Simply by providing company and having somebody around to have a chat and cup of tea with can go a long way to alleviating this issue.
Housekeeping and Running Errands (Home Help)
Sometimes you or your loved one might just need a hand with the house work or being there to keep you company whilst you go shopping and run other errands such as dropping things off to the post office.
Cooking and Preparing Meals
Our Companion Caregivers can help with preparing meals for you or your loved one or can lend a helping hand if you’re entertaining. Even if it’s just going to collect Fish and Chips from the local takeaway on a Friday, they’ll be happy to help.
Supporting With Hobbies
Hobbies help us to enjoy life, but sometimes low confidence and isolation can prevent us from keeping them up or trying new things. Our Companion Caregivers can accompany you to things like swimming, going for a walk, attending social groups and classes – whatever takes your fancy
Support Using Public Transport and Accompanying On Journeys
Public transport is a lifeline helping people get around to visit friends, loved ones and to support their hobbies. As we get older we lose confidence with using public transport and our companion caregivers can support with helping you and your loved ones get around.
Our Companion Caregivers
All of our Companion Caregivers are directly employed and trained by us. All of our Caregivers are thoroughly vetted and checked by us, this way we can ensure that the Caregiver who visits your or your loved one’s home are best equipped to support you with living a fulfilled life.
Our Companion Caregivers are all DBS checked and receive regular training and support from the wider Kinect team.