Elderly Companion Care For South Florida
Understanding Home Care Services Provided by a Companions and Homemakers
In order to provide home care services, homemakers/ companions must show evidence to our nurse registry that they are trained in several health care areas. These areas include but not limited to human development and interpersonal relationships, nutrition, shopping, food storage, use of equipment and supplies, planning and organizing of household tasks and principles of cleanliness and safety.
Primary Responsibilities of Companions/Homemakers including but not limited to:
- Maintaining the home in the optimum state of cleanliness and safety depending upon the patient’s and the caregiver’s resources.
- Perform the functions generally undertaken by the natural homemaker, including duties such as preparation of meals, laundry, and shopping.
- Performs casual, cosmetic assistance, such as brushing the patient’s hair, assisting with make-up, filing and polishing nails (with the exception of clipping nails for diabetic patients).
- Stabilizes the patient when walking, as needed, by holding the patient’s arm or hand.
- Report any unusual incidents or changes in the patient’s or patient’s behavior.
- Provides companionship for the patient.
Provides escort services such as taking the patient to the doctor. If arranged and discussed, errands and transportation may be included for grocery and clothes shopping, picking up prescriptions, driving to the beauty parlor or barber shop, going to the gym, dining out for lunch or dinner, driving to family outings, handling dry cleaning, buying stamps and mailing packages and attending church services.
Accountable Home Care Service Area referring Companions and Homemakers
West Palm Beach, Wellington, Singer Island, Delray Beach, Manalapan, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Stuart, Palm City, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Riveria Beach, Loxahatchee, Greenacres, Palm Springs, Lake Worth and Tequesta.