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Companion Care for Hospital Stays

When doctor visits and hospital stays may become more and more frequent, having someone to accompany your loved one is essential. Often work schedules may prevent you from spending much time with your family member when hospitalized. However, your cherished family member can still have companionship. At Neighborly Home Care, we offer  one-to-one companion care during hospital stays for families who wish to have peace of mind. You can know that your loved one is looked after by a professional dedicated to providing excellent care.

Families who may be unable to stay in the hospital with their loved one can rest assured that they have options to ensure a loved one has company and someone to advocate for them. Whether you are unable to stay with your loved one due to work, scheduling conflicts, or other duties, take advantage of one-to-one hospital stays from Neighborly Home Care. We provide our companion care services to Delaware and Pennsylvania residents.

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One-to-One Companion Care for Hospital Stay Services

Some of the skilled care services available to your loved ones during hospital stays can include the following.

Companionship for Your Loved Ones

When an elderly loved one has to stay in a hospital, they may not receive an essential part of their care from the hospital staff: companionship. Hospital staff such as nurses and doctors have many patients to attend to and may focus only on providing strictly medical assistance.

In addition, staying in a hospital can be challenging for seniors due to medical issues that led to the hospital stay or feelings of loneliness and isolation. Social interaction and engagement are crucial to one’s well-being and despite hospital staff coming in often to check on physical statistics, the stay can be lonely or frightening. Caregivers can meet your senior loved ones’ needs with compassion and skill. Family members can have peace of mind knowing that their loved ones have a companion and advocate with them during potentially challenging times.

Immediate Aid

Another benefit that companion care can provide to seniors is immediate aid and care. We can provide your loved ones with immediate assistance if they have an urgent need. For example, suppose your family member needs a drink of water, something to read, or they wish to stretch their legs. A caregiver can assist, provided these activities do not interfere with medical staff orders.

In addition, seniors have the convenience of having their caregiver with them during doctor or hospital visits, rather than waiting for a nurse to find time for requests. The caregiver can also take notes on what the doctors say, or provide information to the medical staff.

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Run Errands

One of the other issues that families and seniors can run into during hospital visits and stays is having other responsibilities or needs that require leaving the hospital. For example, suppose a family member is visiting their elderly loved one and accidentally left something home they wanted to bring for a visit. This is an unfortunate scenario, as it requires one of the family members to leave and risk being unable to complete the visit with their loved ones that day. With a caregiver, you can avoid this problem. Whenever family visits the senior in the hospital, a caregiver can run basic errands or retrieve any items that might have been left at home.

The idea of one-to-one hospital stays is for companion caregivers to step in and fill the gaps or to lend a helping hand while families are dealing with a problematic healthcare situation.

Contact Neighborly Home Care for Companion Care During Hospital Stays

If you or a loved one requires in-hospital care that family members are unable to provide, contact Neighborly Home Care today. We offer several different services to suit your needs. In addition, we will customize a companion care plan to ensure that you or your family member receives the level of care needed. Visit our Services page to learn more about our one-to-one hospital stay services or any other senior care services we offer.