A supportive service that involves monitoring and supervising the client to ensure a safe and comfortable environment
- Joining the client with some friendly conversation.
- Assisting and participating the client with recreational activities.
- Assistance with phone calls and correspondence.
- Assistance with maintaining medication schedules.
- Observe client’s physical condition, attitude, reactions, appetite, etc. and report any changes to the Office Manager at CHH
Some things a companion MAY do or assist with:
- Escort client to recreational activity or medical, dental or business appointment
- Supervise self-performance of activities of daily living (walking, dressing, grooming, etc.)
- Remind client to take self-administered medications
- Monitor to ensure client’s safety
- Assist with telephone calls and written communication
- Report changes in client’s needs or condition to supervisor or care manager
- Read to a client
- Prepare a light meal or snack
Some things a companion MAY NOT do:
- Assist with bathing, dressing grooming (a home health aide would perform this task)
- Assist with toileting or elimination
- Assist with walking or exercises
- Give medications
- Perform heavy tasks-indoor or outdoor
- Assist with money management
- Perform Homemaker tasks