Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
1870 50th St E #7, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
(651) 371-5882
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What is Companion Care? Why is it Important for Seniors?

Comfort Keepers In-Home Care in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota.

What is Companion Care? Why is it Important for Seniors?

Comfort Keepers helps seniors in Inver Grove Heights and the surrounding area through meaningful conversation and support. 

If you're considering companion care for a loved one in Inver Grove Heights or the surrounding area, it's important to understand what companion care is, what it isn't, and how it can help seniors remain independent at home.

At its core, companion care is non-medical support provided by a caregiver. At Comfort Keepers of Inver Grove Heights, companion care includes tasks like cooking, light housekeeping, transportation, Grocery shopping and errands, personal care and grooming reminder, and of course social interaction. When it comes to companion care, Comfort Keepers does things differently. At the foundation of our companion care services is our unique approach to care, called Interactive Caregiving™. The focus of Interactive Caregiving is doing things with our clients instead of doing things for them.  For many seniors, having someone to help with daily living tasks and not just do them makes a big difference in their quality of life.

Companion Care Reduces Senior Isolation

Studies have shown that seniors who do not receive enough human interaction can suffer from loneliness and isolation, which can ultimately cause a decline in physical, mental, and emotional health. In fact, one-fourth of seniors over the age of 65 are considered isolated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In-home companion care reduces the risk of seniors feeling isolated because of the relationship it creates. At Comfort Keepers of Inver Grove Heights, our caregivers help seniors and other adults continue to pursue activities that interest them (for example reading, gardening, walking) as well as complete everyday living tasks such as grocery shopping, cooking, laundry, and more.

Companion Care Can Be Personalized

One of the biggest benefits of companion care through an in-home care agency like Comfort Keepers is that services are personalized to each individual client. At Comfort Keepers Inver Grove Heights, we meet with each client and their family to create a customized care plan tailored to not only their specific needs but also their personality, interests, and hobbies. This process allows us to match each client with a caregiver who shares similar personality traits.

In-home care services through Comfort Keepers can also be adapted as needs change.

Companion Care is All About Companionship and Conversation

Staying socially engaged is an essential factor to consider when helping seniors maintain a high quality of life. Studies show that social interaction can greatly contribute to a longer and more fulfilling life, as it decreases the risk of developing depression, and even prevents general cognitive decline. Our caregivers provide seniors with the socialization they need to remain happy, healthy, and independent in the comfort of their own homes, that is the most fulfilling part of being a Comfort Keeper. 

Learn more about Comfort Keepers in Inver Grove Heights

Do you have questions about companion care in Inver Grove Heights or the surrounding area? We would love to learn more about your unique need for care. For more information or to speak with a compassionate member of our Comfort Keepers team, give us a call at (651) 371-5882