One of the most isolating parts of being homebound is the lack of social interaction. Where your loved one used to be able to get out of the house, visit friends, go shopping and attend social engagements, now they are relegated to staying within the confines of their home due to immobility or sickness. Having someone to visit, chat with, or play a game of cards with can mean all the difference in feeling at peace with the reality of being homebound. The team that is As Close As Family recognizes the importance.
Wouldn’t it make you feel good knowing your loved one is getting the social stimulation they need to thrive? You may do what you can, but you can’t be everything to everyone, all of the time. Take a break, let our compassionate team lend a helping hand for awhile, and know your loved one is being cared for by someone that is, “As Close As Family.”
What We Do
We will match your loved one with the best team member for them, based on personalities and interests. Offering steady companion care means your loved one can stay active by taking part in social visits, revisiting old hobbies they used to love, going on fun outings, or even just taking a walk around the block. Having someone to talk to and laugh with is invaluable as we age. Below are some of the companionship services we offer:
- Companionship and socialization
- Playing board games, working on puzzles and playing cards — all in an effort to stimulate mental awareness
- Planning social visits with neighbors and friends
- Baking a cake, gardening, or reminiscing
- Documenting past experiences with scrapbooking and journal writing
- Transportation to a favorite restaurant, coffee shop or store
- Joining client to church services or events
We engage in frequent quality checks to ensure our team is the best at what they do, so you can rest easy. In addition to companionship and social interaction, team members are also eager to help with personal care, meal prep, light housekeeping, and respite care for caregivers.
Whether it’s just a ride to the doctor’s office, a coffee at the corner cafe, or a game of Scrabble, our companions provide friendship that will last a lifetime.
Contact As Close As Family
We would love to chat with you regarding companionship services, give us a call to learn more at 256-638-6009. We would be happy to share our process, schedule, availability, and services to help your loved one stay engaged and socialized as they continue to live at home.