We tailor companion services we provide to the needs and wishes of the individual client. We do not require that a client contracts with us for any set number of visits but we do have a minimum visit time of two hours, which we consider necessary to allow us to deliver a quality service.
The companion role therefore differs from client to client according to a client’s needs and wishes. Some clients may have lost confidence, perhaps through illness or bereavement and need help and encouragement to take up previous hobbies and interests. Others may need practical help around the home with tasks that they now find difficult such as changing a bed, shopping, dealing with correspondence. Or it may be that a client is no longer able to get about independently, close friends and family are living some distance away and the person would like someone to spend time with them taking them to appointments and social activities. All our companions drive and regularly take clients to appointments and out for social activities; lunch, coffee, visiting places of interest and importance to the client.
For our clients with a diagnosis of dementia we are able to offer a more specialist companion service tailored to assisting the client to maintain the optimum level of physical, mental, social and emotional wellbeing.
Our Companion Services include but are not limited to:
• Accompanying to appointments, clubs, groups, cinema or theatre
• Outings for social activities; lunch, coffee, visits to places of interest
• Sharing and encouraging hobbies and interests
• Practical help around the home
• Reminiscing about stories, photos from the past, helping a client to document their life story
• Help with correspondence and modern technology
• Simply having a chat and a cuppa!
For our clients with a diagnosis of mild to moderate dementia we are able to structure our visits to include CST based activities. These activities are tailored to the individual’s interests, skills, experiences and abilities and participation by family members or other carers is encouraged.
As this service is tailored to meets the specific requirements of the client, please contact us for further details.
Contact Mackenzie Housekeeping & Companion Services now and we will respond as soon as possible.