What Is Companion Care?

Companion care is a type of in-home care service offering non-medical services to older adults and people with disabilities.

Care will typically include a number of ways to make daily living easier and safer for the care recipient. For example, a Care Partner might perform errands, such as grocery shopping or picking up medications, on behalf of a senior. At other times Care Partners will plan and prepare regular meals, perform light housekeeping and offer medication reminders, provide stand by assistance.

This type of care is designed to improve quality of life. Care Partners act as partners for favorite hobbies and activities, accompany clients to appointments and social outings, and engage in friendly conversation. These activities can be a lifeline for socially isolated seniors. Social isolation has shown to dramatically increase the risk of health complications and mortality in seniors.

Call Touching Hearts at Home to schedule your free consultation with you and your loved one. Based on our home visit, we will develop a custom care plan and schedule. This care plan will be tailored according to your loved one’s unique care needs and preferences. Ready to get started? Call us today at 585-271-7390 #companioncare #aginginplace

Happy Anniversary Antonio and Emilia!

We would like to wish our clients Antonio and Emilia a Happy 62nd wedding anniversary. We asked them what the secret is to such a long marriage “La Vita e Bella! A Beautiful Life” Wishing you many more years to come!

Welcome to the world, Marley Kaye!

Congratulations to our Care Partner Ciera on the birth of her beautiful baby girl Marley Kaye. The name Kay has special meaning to Ciera and here is why in her own words: “I worked with Touching Hearts Client Kay during the overnights, Kay would share many stories about her family, love for ballroom dance and how proud she was of her children. Every night she would ask me how I was feeling and always countdown until my due date. She is an absolute gem and was delightful to work with. I absolutely adore Kay so I named my daughter Marley Kaye.”

Journaling for the Elderly: Here is What You Need to Know

Think about how you feel when you have a blank page right in front of you. There are so many options for what can go on the page. You can draw or write something. You can paint or make a collage. The options are endless. This is what journaling is all about. It gives someone a blank canvas to work from. Research shows that journaling can be extremely beneficial for the elderly. As a family caregiver, keep reading here to find out more about journaling for the elderly.

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Join our Team

Touching Hearts is hiring Care Partners in Monroe, Wayne and Ontario Counties. We offer flexible hours and a great work environment. Listen to this short video from a few of our Care Partners on why they love working for Touching Hearts at Home. Call 585-271-7390 for more information on how to become a Care Partner with us or apply online at www.touchingheartsny.com/job-seekers

Happy National Donut day!

Every first Friday in June donut lovers rise to celebrate a circle of sweet, doughy goodness that has a day “holey” in its honor.

Annette our Community Relations Manager will be delivering donuts to our wonderful referral sources today. We DONUT know what we’d do without our referral sources! #welovereferrals #companioncare #thankyou

Snack Shack visits the Atria – Penfield

The Touching Hearts Snack Shack made a visit to our friends at the Atria Penfield on this beautiful sunny day! We enjoyed seeing you and chatting with the staff! Thank you for all you do! #healthcareheroes

Medication Reminders – Touching Hearts can help

Numerous studies show that noncompliance with medication taking is an epidemic among seniors and is one of the top reasons that people are rehospitalized. Some reports indicate more than 50% of elders do not take their medications according to the prescription. The risk is obviously much higher among persons with dementia. Even people without dementia who have normal age-related memory loss have heightened risk of medication non-compliance as they age. The result of not properly taking medications can range from minor to life threatening.
Proper hydration and nutrition often decline when memory loss occurs. Dehydration and malnutrition affect mental and physical well-being and may lead to the need for medical treatment and hospitalization. Reminders to eat and drink on a regular basis can be critical.

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Happiness is Ice Cream!

We LOVE taking our clients on outings. Today our Care Partner took our client out for ice cream and to the park. They enjoyed this beautiful spring weather and getting a change of scenery.

If you are interested in companion care for your loved one, please call 585-271-7390 to set up a free no obligation home visit. #companioncare #aginginplace #keepingactive

Spring Evaluation of Your Parent’s Home

If you are spring cleaning your parent’s home, why not add some safety checks to make sure it’s still safe enough to live in independently?

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