Senior Companions

Types of Assistance

We are dedicated to matching clients with the Senior Companion who will be serve their needs. Assistance tailored to the client. Companions provide a variety of assistance. This may include, but not be limited to:

Personal Care Assistance

  • Feeding
  • Grooming and dressing
  • Walking
  • Getting out of bed
  • Getting to the bathroom
  • Medical/ physical therapy and/or monitoring medication
  • Getting to the doctor or nurse for treatment
  • Reality orientation/awareness
  • Exercise and recreation
  • Preparing food and meal plans
  • Doing light grocery shopping, labeling, and organizing food
  • Providing health or nutrition information
  • Accompanying a client to a nutrition site

Companionship Assistance

  • Providing companionship through talking, listening, playing cards and games
  • Being cheerful to encourage a happier client
  • Providing peer support
  • Supporting contact with client’s family and friends
  • Accompanying a client to a recreational or social event
  • Writing letters, read, or fill out forms
  • Providing information about community services and the eligibility for services
  • Helping clients receive a needed service (Ex. food stamps, visiting nurse, Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid, Medicare, etc.)
  • Bringing unmet needs to the attention of community leaders, volunteer station staff, or other care providers

Household Assistance

  • Doing light housekeeping and gardening
  • Assisting with money management or helping budget funds
  • Making non-strenuous home repairs/weatherization improvements

Respite Care

A Senior Companion may provide a break for a client's regular caregiver.

Senior Companions

Metro Center
319-234-5748 (fax)
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