Companions and Care for Elderly, Disabled or Recuperating Clients

Do you worry about your elderly mum and dad being at home alone? Have they refused to go into a retirement or care home? Do you do all their errands and check up on them daily?

We’ve all heard of care homes, nursing homes, carers, old age homes, senior citizens’ housing, retirement homes….but one thing that doesn’t come to mind when we think of our ‘elderly parents’ is COMPANIONS. That’s because most people have never heard of them. And guess what? They could be your best option for your aging parent. 

Having a professional companion or carer can bring such piece of mind to an elderly or frail person, and to their family.  Needs vary – not all clients need a lot of practical help, often they simply need companionship and support, somebody to chat to, while they go about their day.  . 

If you think you might want someone like that in your life then we can help.  A companion or carer can assist with everything from general care to housekeeping and running errands, from joining you for a meal to helping with  day to day administration or accompanying you on a lovely stroll in the park.

While some companions are not qualified carers, they certainly will provide support and care and help you in the areas which you may find are a bit of a struggle.  Most importantly, your companion or carer will be a regular friendly face and a trusted presence in your life – everyone needs that.

Homebodies can place companions and carers across London but our key focus areas are North London, North West London, Central London and West London. 

Companions and carers, are a trusted support provider who give comfort and security for the elderly , disabled,,recuperating clients , early dementia clients or domiciliary clients, in their home. Should something happen, someone reliable and responsible is immediately at hand to recognise a problem and help.

While some companions may not be professionally qualified carers, they are certainly professional friends, helpers and all-round assistance in whichever area they’re needed. And because they’re not qualified carers, they are a sensible and affordable option for people who need help and companionship and want to stay in their own home. 

Most importantly, a Companion is a trusted, emotionally qualified individual, who can provide the day-to-day aid and helping hand, as well as a friendly face and a warm smile. While providing practical help they can also simply be a supportive presence, somebody to chat to and warm company.

Companions and carers can be full time or part time they can live in or live out. When we register companions and carers we seek out kindness and compassion, as well as relevant experience – all of these characteristics are vital to be considered for this role. 

A few things to know about our elderly care services:

-HELP & FRIENDSHIP: Companions can assist with everything from housekeeping & running errands to joining your loved one for a meal to accompanying a stroll in the park.

-COMPANIONS, NOT CARERS: While our companions are not qualified carers, they certainly will provide support and care and help you in the areas which you may find are a bit of a struggle.  

-CARERS: Homebodies do have lots of wonderful experienced and qualified carers who are happy to assist with domiciliary  care, respite care, working with dementia and many other areas.

-AROUND THE CLOCK….OR NOT: Companions can be full time or part time they can live in or live out. This means that if you’d like to share the care, you can...but you also have the option of full-time help if you need it.

-CHARACTER AND EXPERIENCE: When we register companions we seek out kindness and compassion, as well as relevant experience – all of these characteristics are vital to be considered for this role. We will listen attentively to what families are looking for in a companion and based on your needs, we’ll find the right companion.

-AFFORDABLE: The cost of a companion can start from £200 net per week - £500 net per week. This depends on the companion's previous experience, their level of English, the amount of hours and the duties you would expect your companion to work. This is less expensive than a care home, and also provides the opportunity flexible care in the comfort of the elderly person’s home.

- PROMOTES INDEPENDENCE: Companions can help with promoting independence. They are there as a support and will encourage self reliance. Having someone around to chat to and read the news with will also help one to stay up to date with current affairs and help keep their mind active.

You and your loved one can afford peace of mind, in the comfort of their own home own home, by the means of a quality companion.

If you are a family looking to employ a great companion or carer please contact us here

If you are a companion or carer registering for work please register here