Living alone or being confined to home can be very, very lonely. And loneliness can be very frightening. Many people who live alone are so lonely that they yearn for someone just to talk to –someone to laugh with, and someone to share smiles with.
We offer our clients a community support & companionship service. This service is ideal for people who may just want to talk with someone from time to time, so that they may have a chat with or a laugh with them. This could be to reminisce about the past, or to discuss about any current affairs.
Our carers can assist clients to regain their social interaction. They can assist clients to access community activities by accompanying them to trips to the pub, community clubs, cafes, garden centres and many other places.
As with all of our services, with our community support & companionship service, we aim to allocate our clients with a carer whose personality matches their own – who has similar humour and interests as themselves, so that they can enjoy each other’s company.
Our carers can meet with clients on a regular basis for companionship, to enjoy shared hobbies together, to help with the occasional light household task and/or provide respite for family & friends who act as regular carers.
As part of our community support & companionship service, we offer the following services:
• Engage our clients in social activities and day to day events
• Accompany our clients to places of worship and help maintain their spiritual needs
• Accompany our clients so that they can visit friends or relatives
• Take their pets for a walk, to the vet, or look after their pets
• Accompany our clients to doctor or hospital appointments
• Assist in shopping or do their shopping for them
• Provide domestic support including cleaning, shopping, laundry
• Provide companionship and conversation
• Help with travel arrangements
• Stimulate mental awareness
• Assist our clients with entertaining family and friends
• Help with reading a book or magazine
• Participate in hobbies and crafts
• Monitor diet and eating
• Buy magazines, papers and books
• Plan visits, outings and trips
• Visit neighbours and friends
• Accompany our clients to lunch or dinner
• Accompany our clients to plays or concerts
• Accompany our clients to club meetings and sporting events
• Record family history
• Discuss current/historical events
• Reminisce about the past
• …and much, much more….