Social Companionship / Befriending Service
Social Companionship / Befriending Service from Elderly Care Service
Understandably, you would prefer to stay in your own home. It is where you feel relaxed, happy and comfortable. However, as family members grow older and move out into their own homes, your house may not be as busy as it once was, and you don’t have so many people on hand for extra help when you need it.
Social companionship from Elderly Care Service helps by giving you the support you need to stay independent, giving you the help of a support worker at times to suit your convenience.
Social Companionship is most suited to individuals who can benefit from having the reassurance that someone is there to help when they need it. It also gives family members peace of mind where they are unable to regularly visit, since they know that someone is there to support their loved one.
Our support workers, who are selected in consideration of your personality and requirements, will be there for company and conversation, as well as providing help with household and social activities. Our service is tailored to the requirements you provide and will be adapted to your changing needs. To make sure that you are happy, we will arrange for you to meet your support worker before your support service starts to make sure you are happy.
What does the Social Companionship service include?
At the core of our Social Companionship service, your support worker will be there to spend time with you. Do you like sitting and chatting, looking at old family photos, watching television or going for short walks? Our support workers will be there to provide you with company and reassurance. Having someone to sit and chat with may be exactly what you need to brighten your day.
Where your independence is reduce, your support worker can help with light housekeeping tasks, which can include dusting, washing, ironing, vacuuming, and changing bed linen. They can also help with preparing meals, considering your preferences and when you want to eat. They can also help with your weekly shop.
If you have difficulty keeping track of what need to be done and when, our support workers can help you with daily routines. They can remind you to do the things you need to such as take your medications, feed the dog, go to the doctors, write birthday cards and other things to help you stay independent.
Where possible, our support worker will encourage you to engage in social activities. That can be to attend a local club or meet with your friends for a chat and a cuppa. Our support worker will be there with the support you need whenever needed.
As well as short outings day-to-day, your support worker can accompany you on day trips, which will provide you and your family with piece of mind, knowing that you are getting the personal attention you need while out and about.
No matter where your trip will take you, your support worker will help you when you are away from home. They can also help with arranging travel and transport for mobility equipment, if you require it.
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Telephone: 0113 234 1660