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Become a Home Care Companion

The need for home care companions increases dramatically as Americans get older. By the year 2030, the number of people 65 and older will require some kind of assistance.

Although, there are many types of support available, the most popular types are home care and medical. Medical companions focus on the well- being or physical aspect of people. This includes providing medication reminders, assisting with doctor appointments, and ensuring that families feel safe and secure.

A regular companion tends to be more of a friend or family member. The primary objective is to assist the person with day to day activities and perform minor duties around the home, like cooking, cleaning, or running errands. Many people are not capable of living at home on their own full- time. That’s when a home care companion can make a huge difference.

Those who choose to become a home care companion take pride in helping individuals who for one reason or another, cannot take care of themselves.  For many people, having someone to talk to, and spend time with, keeps them energized, and makes them feel useful and important.

When people get older, they feel alone, abandoned or forgotten. Having someone to come into the home a few days per week for an hour or so, sends a clear message. Many companions get satisfaction out of knowing that they make a difference in the lives of others.

Sometimes reading a book, walking to the park, or visiting the library, means a lot. Despite the growing number of volunteers and companions the world might have, the number of elderly people continues to grow at an alarming rate.

There may not be enough home care companions to go around, and the need for help in the home will continue to increase. Becoming a home care companion is a great career move for individuals who want to make a positive impact in the lives of elderly people.

12 Responses so far.

  1. Alejandro Carvajal says:

    I think this is so important because the elderly need to get plenty of assistance, especially if they get sick or become incapacitated. This would be a good option to those who do not prefer an assisted living facility.

  2. Alejandro Carvajal says:

    Also, this would be a great work opportunity for those who are looking for steady employment, but also something rewarding where you can contribute to the welfare of others. We need to get more people involved

  3. Germain says:

    Elderly people feel abandon and forgotten are common everywhere entire the globe. This feeling getting worst when they stay alone. Have someone who come and around them with care and respect would help them reduce this feeling. What they really need is people who able to listen and understanding their situation. In this case, a Home Care Companion is the right solution.

  4. katherine tilson says:

    Might i just say the second sentence is not a complete sentence. Just letting you know.
    While the elderly do need companions and assistance there should be more government programs to help them. If there were more programs to help the elderly they would be a lot happier.

  5. Floresia says:

    Just simple, elderly people need people around them when modern young people choose to work and pursue their dream. Its true that government has specific program for elderly people. Just honest, mostly elderly people just have no choice instead to use state facility and service. What they need actually a personal presence who help them do some chores, around them and listen.

  6. April O. says:

    It’s good to have home care companions specially with the elderlies not only to keep them company but also to do some stuffs they could no longer do. It makes life a lot easier for them.

  7. Alex A says:

    It’s good to know about job fields where there will be demand in the future. This helps people know it’s worth it to pursue training for those jobs.

  8. RJ Larkin says:

    There are a lot of companies that hire people to be companions for people at home now. It’s a good thing. The elderly shouldn’t be forgotten.

  9. Gillian says:

    It’s a sad reality that old people tend to be forgotten by their family. A homecare companion is the perfect answer to this growing trend. A community member, a family friend, a distant relative, or practically anybody who has compassion for the elderly can be a companion. If you have the heart to do it, then this career is for you.

  10. Stephanie says:

    This is probably the easiest job in the world! Literally, a walk in the park! I would definitely consider this when I’m done with my day job.

  11. Toni Fontello says:

    Home care companion is different than a home care aid. Companions are like friends who sit, talk, read, play games and befriend the patient. These friendships help the person in need feel not so alone and that someone cares.

  12. Jhei says:

    My children and nephews provide this service for our folks for free. We do give them some sort of compensation for doing so but they often argue that caring for grandparents is not work, it is a responsibility. Sure proud of them kids!

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