Companionship care provides support for those who are isolated and lonely, but still healthy and happy to remain in their own home.
Companionship care varies significantly from one person to the other but generally aims to reduce or prevent loneliness in an elderly person who might otherwise become isolated. This type of care can vary from several hours a day to just a few hours a week and can make a huge difference to the day-to-day outlook of someone who would be totally alone. Loneliness is a huge problem as it can cause depression and exacerbate illnesses and conditions. Social interaction is what people live for, whether that person is an introvert or an extrovert, the network of friends and family that surround them help them to feel valued and supported.