Companionship Care at Home

If you don’t need specialist care but are struggling to get out and about as much as you’d like, our carers are on hand to keep you company.

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What is Companionship care? 

If you’re lonely at home and you just want someone to pop in, we’d love to provide a friendly face, or perhaps you’re just struggling with some of the day-to-day tasks of running your home.

Having a live-in carer, or a carer who visits each day can provide assistance with a whole range of jobs that could really help you to remain in control, as well as benefit from companionship.

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  • What companionship care services do we offer?

    Our companionship care services cater for your unique needs — whether you want some company or need some extra help around the house, we’re here to support you.

     Company and support

    • Companionship and a chat
    • Arrange appointments
    • Escort to appointments
    • Help with travel arrangements
    • Help to get dressed and choose clothes
    • Help with entertaining friends and family
    • Read with you
    • Get involved in hobbies
    • Support with diet
    • Plan trips out
    • Visit friends and family
    • Go out for meals
    • Visit the cinema or theatre
    • Discuss current affairs or historical events
    • Remember the past and recall memories


    • Shopping
    • Cleaning
    • Making sure food is in date – keeping the fridge in order
    • Cooking
    • Laundry and ironing
    • Running errands
    • Helping to look after pets and gardens

    Why is companionship care important for elderly people?

    Everyone needs companionship, no matter what their age or situation. Companionship provides elderly people with mental stimulation and support when they might be feeling isolated. As you get older, it can be hard asking for extra support from loved ones, especially if they don’t live nearby. This is where our companionship care service is so important. You should never have to feel guilty about needing help, we genuinely understand and care about your needs, which is why this service makes a huge difference to so many people. 

    Loneliness shouldn’t be a natural part of growing older. Humans need social interaction and care. What’s more, having a companion offers peace of mind that someone’s there should you need help.

    What are the benefits of companionship care services?

    There are countless benefits to our companionship care service as it improves the overall quality of life for elderly people. Here are some of the key advantages:

    • Reduces risk of depression – when people are lonely and isolated, they are at higher risk of developing depression. Having a regular companion to share stories and memories with significantly reduces this risk. 
    • Prevents cognitive decline – when we socialise it stimulates our minds and promotes our memory recall. Having regular interactions helps strengthen our cognitive abilities which is vital as we get older.
    • Reduces isolation – when we become isolated we may wish to socialise less and no longer take part in hobbies. By having a caring companion, you can share your hobbies and interests, feeling more confident to leave the house.
    • Make new friends – at Ashridge Home Care, we match you to a companion that suits your personality and needs. They’ll become your friend, your extended family. 
    • Feel safe – living alone without any visitors can be scary for elderly people. Having a companion that regularly visits will not only make you happier but also provides additional safety as someone is checking up on you. 

    Why choose Ashridge Home Care for companionship care? 

    At Ashridge Home Care, we’ve made it our mission to change the narrative around growing older: it doesn’t mean you have to be lonely or end up in a care home. Our companionship care service is centred around the little things. We stick to your routines and ensure that we add value to your life, whether you’re seeking company or support around the house. 

    We’ve been rated as Outstanding in Caring by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), so you can rest assured that you’ll be receiving a professional yet personal service. All of our carers are trained by us and receive 24/7 support, so that they can support you to the best of their ability. We see our clients as an extension of our caring family. This is why we take the time to truly understand you — from how you like your eggs in the morning to your medical needs — we become your trusted companion. 

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    “In January this year my 90 year old Mum, who has dementia, had the latest of many falls in her flat.  We decided that she should move in with us. We had a ski holiday booked and thought of cancelling when we met a member of staff from Ashridge Home Care. Our concerns vanished overnight. Regular phone calls to our daughter filled us with confidence that Mum was well, medicine compliant and happy. Ashridge Home Care were excellent and we are using them again in October. We would highly recommend them”

    Here to help

    Choosing care is a huge decision and not something that you should take lightly. Some of these conversations can be tricky and it’s our job to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible.

    We are more than happy to visit you and your family at home to discuss your situation and consider the options available to you.

    If you’d like more information, simply fill in the below form and we’ll aim to get back to you within 24 hours.

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