Companionship Care At Home
Here at Allwell Care, we provide companionship care at home. Based in Ipswich, Suffolk we are able to suport the surrounding elderly community.
We understand that a companion carer can be a life changing and truly thoughtful solution for someone who is lonely. Our highly experienced and friendly team is on hand to offer our companionship care in your home.
Companionship Care Services
We provide companionship care services with a difference. Companionship care services vary significantly from person to person.
But generally speaking, companionship care services reduce or prevent the onset of loneliness in an elderly person. This type of care can vary from several hours a day to just a few hours a week, and has a life-changing impact.
Unfortunately, half a million older people go at least five or six days a week without seeing or speaking to anyone at all.
We saw the huge impact that lonliness is having on the elderly, and became a part of the solution.
Our Other Services
Want to learn more about our care services?
Get in touch with our experienced team of care workers today by filling out the enquiry form on our contact us page. We aim to get back to you as quickly as possible, so please ensure all the information you provide is correct. Or if you would like to speak to a member of our friendly care team then please give us a call.
Frequently Asked Questions
A carer companion has an important role in the life of an elderly patient. Those who are often suffering from loneliness, or could become lonely in the future, may benefit from companionship care. A companion will go to the patient’s home and will support a majority of activities or tasks they’d like to do to help the person feel less lonely and enjoy the day.
In our experience, every patient is different and requires varying levels of care and support. This is why our service offering is purposefully broad, as we can accommodate the largest volume of clients. Common requested services include the following:
- One-to-one visits
- Outdoor activities
- General social interaction, such as a friend to talk to during a hard time or a friendly face for light-hearted conversation
- General fun activities, such as doing a jigsaw puzzle
- Light everyday tasks, such as shopping or cleaning
- Respite for carers and family members
- Journey support, such as using public transport
- Food preparation
Because of the range of services we provide, we would always encourage a prospective client to contact us. That way, we can work with you to generate and deliver the most suitable package.
Loneliness can have a big impact on one’s mental health and wellbeing. Feeling lonely is often misunderstood as just a come-and-go feeling. While it can certainly change over time, loneliness increases as you grow older, but ignoring it could eventually lead to depression.
Despite there being community support, whether that’s online, or in-person at a day centre, event or workshop, these methods are difficult for elderly patients to commit or go to. This could for a majority of reasons, such as low-mobility, income, or mental health and wellbeing.
Loneliness comes in many shapes and forms. The patient may have family far from them or even close by, but are likely working and cannot regularly visit. However, a companion carer can alleviate some of this pressure by spending time with the patient during the day.
Companions also play a large part in encouraging the patient to be more active and spend time outdoors. Even an hour each morning with a care companion can brighten someone’s day. Not only will the patient feel less lonely, but it can largely support their mental health, just by playing a game or having afternoon tea.
Get in touch with our experienced team of care workers today by filling out the form below. We aim to get back to you as quickly as possible, so please ensure all the information you provide is correct.