Companionship refers to the provision of social and emotional support to patients who may be isolated or lonely. The goal of companionship is to improve the patient’s overall well-being by providing them with a sense of connection and engagement.
Companionship services in a home care setting includes;
- Engaging in conversation: Care providers can engage patients in conversation, listen to their stories, and provide emotional support.
- Participating in activities: Care providers can participate in activities that the patient enjoys such as playing games, reading, watching movies, and going for walks
- Helping with hobbies: Care providers can help patients with hobbies such as, knitting, or painting