Do you just need someone to talk to? To chat about the weather or what’s been on TV? Would it help if you had someone to go to the shops with, or a friendly face who help you get to the community centre?
A recent statistic from a study conducted by Age UK revealed that almost a million older people in the UK go for more than a month without speaking to anyone at all. At Respectful Care, we find that many clients don't necessarily need a lot of physical help, but would better benefit from having a companion to chat to, whether at home or out and about.
If you or your family member could benefit from companionship support whether that be for social reasons or work commitments, rest assured our trained, compassionate staff can add this vital human element to your day. Our tailored support will become a trusted, friendly face who will share your interests and offer genuine companionship.
Many of our clients have found that our companionship service develops their confidence, boosts their energy levels, increases general happiness and revitalizes their wellbeing. It’s a positive experience that can improve your outlook and therefore enhance your lifestyle.
Some of our companionship services include:
- Walking your dog with you
- Shopping for food and drink, clothes or other items you may require
- Going to leisure activities/appointments
- Enjoying a chat over a cup of tea
- Accompanying you while doing crafts or hobbies
- Playing cards, chess, draughts or other games
- Going to a day service/centre
- Visiting a community centre
- Accompanying you to doctor and hospital appointments
- Dealing with everyday tasks
Our clients and their families choose what type of companionship support they need and how much they require each week. That way, we can tailor a support package based on your specific requirements. The above list is a short example of the types of activities we currently cover, but feel free to ask us about any personal needs you would like us to assist with – we're always willing to find a solution for every situation.