Holiday Companion Care to Keep Ohio Seniors Company

November 23, 2020 at 10:30 PM
When you can't be there for the holidays, companion care can help keep Dayton seniors company.

The holidays are a magical, festive time of year for bringing the family together and passing cherished traditions on to the next generation. But it can be a stressful, upsetting time if you’re caring for elderly family members. Older members of your family who are still living at home may be at higher risk for feeling isolated during the holiday season.

We understand not everyone can visit in person during the holidays, and there’s only so much that Zoom and FaceTime can do. That’s why we offer personalized support during the holidays for seniors in Dayton, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

Our expert caregivers are available 24-hours a day to provide comfort and companionship to seniors on their own this time of year. The first step in providing your loved one with exceptional care is scheduling an assessment with our team.

What is companion care?

Home is more than just a place. For aging seniors, staying at home means keeping their independence while surrounded by treasured memories. But it can also mean a lot of time alone. Unfortunately, the holidays can amplify feelings of seclusion and abandonment, putting seniors living by themselves at higher risk for depression.

Reaching out to the older members of your family more frequently during the holidays can help. Still, if you’re concerned about parents or grandparents living on their own, there are more options available.

Miami Valley Homecare offers companion care year-round, but your elderly loved ones will particularly appreciate our services around the holidays. Some of our most popular companion care services include:

  • Conversation and cognitive stimulation
  • Medication reminders
  • Light housekeeping
  • Meal preparation and feeding assistance
  • Help with transportation and errands

Following an initial assessment, your older relatives can look forward to a home health care worker stopping by for a visit. Our companion caregivers can help them maintain their favorite holiday traditions, decorate the house, or even drop off gifts at the post office.

When is companion care available?

Our professional companions and caregivers are available 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays. You can schedule care for your loved one for as few as three hours or as much as a full 24 hours.

Suppose you have an older family member currently in a long-term care facility or hospital, and you’re unable to visit. In that case, you can still take advantage of our companion care services. Our staff has experience providing care and companionship in a variety of settings.

Is companion care right for my family member?

We’re all susceptible to feelings of melancholy and disappointment around the holidays. Not every year can recapture the magic of tradition and time spent with loved ones. That’s why even the most independent seniors in your family can benefit from companion care during this time of year.

We’ll visit for a few hours to help your loved one work on a project, spend time on a hobby, or just talk about their favorite sports team. We’re able to provide companionship when you can’t be there.

Request an assessment for holiday companion care today.

We know you already have a lot on your plate for the holidays, that’s why we make it easy to request an assessment. Either fill out our online form or call us at 937-671-2273(CARE), and one of our customer service experts will walk you through the initial survey.

Then we’ll meet with your loved one and assess their unique needs. We personalize our services to every client to make sure they’re getting the most from our visits.

If you can’t be there in person this year, you can still give the gift of companionship from one of our skilled care professionals.