Companionship Home Care: A response to social isolation and loneliness during the winter months.


Combating elderly loneliness . benefits of companionship home care

No matter what your age, being loved and cared for is important to all of us.

Christmas period can be such an emotional time of year for many of us, but especially for people who are vulnerable, particularly the elderly.

Imagine a world without any companions … it would be reasonably lonely, right?

But the sad truth is, almost 1 million older people feel lonely at Christmas and half a million older people will spend Christmas day completely alone.

Christopher B (Friend of  Client), shares a great testimonial illustrating the benefits of having a companion at home.

“My wife and I have arranged PA/companionship visits by Ashridge for an elderly neighbour, working closely with her son who lives abroad.”

“At every point in the process – assessment of care needs, advice on options, drawing up the care plan, selecting the appropriate PA/companion, reviewing the implementation  of the plan – we have found Ashridge totally professional, caring and easy to work with. We find them totally reliable and we (and our friend’s son) feel very reassured that we can rely on a care provider with such experience and expertise.”

“In approaching her task, the Ashridge Companion has shown not only kindness and consideration but also considerable resilience and imagination in building a relationship with our friend and showing in what ways she can help her.”

“Ashridge are very well networked into other support mechanisms and have been instrumental in getting our friend into a local Day Centre once a week and arranging a team of neighbours to provide transport. Highly recommended.”

98% of live-in clients say the care and support they receive helps them have a better quality of life. Having a service that enables our loved ones to stay in their own home as they age really is an incredible gift.

Companionship home care is the perfect care solution for many older people because it means the person receiving care can remain in their own home, the place that they love the most. A place that holds years of memories, that is familiar and that brings them happiness and comfort.

Having a dedicated carer solely focused on your relative’s needs provides added flexibility, as the carer works around their routine and preferences.  A carer providing one to one care is proven to improve health and wellbeing for people living at home,  compared to those living in a care home.

If you think you, or a family member could benefit from home care at Christmas, or any time of the year, take a look into it today, contact Ashridge Home Care for a free care needs consultation . You will find the financial side compares favourably to residential care homes with the added peace of mind that your loved one is cared for in their own home.

Read more: Can Live-in care help reduce the UK Loneliness Epidemic?

Ashridge Home Care has been rated as Outstanding in the Caring Category by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). With an overall rating of Good in all other categories for being safe, effective, well-led and responsive to peoples needs.