Elderly Companions: Why They Can Be a Good Option

Elderly Companions: Why They Can Be a Good Option

An Elderly companion is someone who provides non-medical home care to seniors. This service benefits a senior’s health and well-being through emotional and social support as they age. Plus, companions can assist with some chores, errands and other help around the house.

If you’re considering elderly companion services for a loved one, you know that the benefits are vast. Here’s a quick run-down on how the services will benefit the senior in your life — and you as well.

Elderly Companions

  1. Availability

Perhaps your aging loved one needs the most help in the morning getting ready for the day. They may have a regular medical appointment to get to each day or a community group to attend. For others, seniors may need more help in the evening with cooking and cleaning. Companions have flexible availability to suit the specific needs of each senior in their care. That means your loved ones can receive care at a time when they need it most.

  1. Healthy Habits

As we age, it’s common to lose motivation for social activities and exercise. This becomes more of an issue for seniors who can’t drive or travel to see friends and family. Elderly companion services include transportation to and from appointments and activities. Not to mention the friendship they can provide as well. Companions are typically matched with seniors who have the same interests. Whether it’s playing card games, going for walks or baking, a common interest helps to encourage healthy habits.

  1. Peace of Mind

Amid your busy schedule, it can be difficult to spend time with ageing loved ones on a regular basis. The task becomes harder when they need help with everyday tasks like bathing, dressing and meal prep. With the help of elder care home health, you can rest easy knowing that your loved one is safe at home and receiving support where needed.

  1. Independence

Seniors often fear having to leave home to live in a nursing facility when they age. Home care from a companion can help them to live at home longer with ongoing support. This means seniors can remain independent in a familiar environment, which will add to their overall health and well-being.

If you’re finding it difficult to provide regular support for an ageing family member, it may be time to look into hiring a companion. Elder care home health is just one of the many services that iCare provides to seniors. Though we’re based in Oakville, we serve clients across the Greater Toronto Area.

When it comes to our companions, we match them with elderly clients in Oakville and the GTA based on personality preferences and home-care needs. Call us at (647) 492-1486 or email info@icarehomehealth.ca to learn about our Friend at Home program and how it can help improve senior health in many ways.


President of iCare Home Health Services, a community based, boutique home health care company dedicated to serving the needs of our customers to maintain their quality of life and dignity while they recover from illness or age at the comfort of their own home.