Care Mountain and some other home health agencies in the Dallas, TX – Fort Worth, TX Metroplex, have proven to be an excellent source of senior/elderly companionship when searching for senior in-home care. Home care agencies providing the best source of caregiver companionship for elderly and seniors have a very effective matching process they use, versus just placing a caregiver hoping it all works out.
When evaluating home health care agencies and in-home care agencies as a source for good companionship for seniors/elderly, learn how their process works (if they have one) matching a caregiver up with a client for best fit and get plenty of client references that you can check out. Our 15+ years of experience matching up clients with the best caregiver fit always includes a personal in-home visit by our staff. We have found an in-person visit to be a critical part of the matching process.
While companionship may be just a part of most in-home care and home health care searches, its impact on results is much greater than many imagined. In my 34+ years as an in-home care and home health care provider, I have found the difference between average and excellent results is often explained by the level of companionship fit between client and caregiver. When a son or daughter calls with amazement at how our caregiver was able to accomplish things with their elderly parent that no one else could, I usually attribute a lot of it to a very good companionship fit.
No matter how good the matching fit is between a client and caregiver, all really good caregivers are skilled and enabling client independence within healthy limits of safety. This entails ensuring the caregiver is not overly dependent upon by the client for his/her socialization and companionship. This often involves helping the client to get reintroduced or introduced to other sources of personal interaction, and help in establishing a stable means to continue these activities. These efforts may involve arranging options for reliable transportation to attend places such as senior centers, health clubs, bingo halls, hobby groups, support groups and place of worship related activities.
With the end of the year holiday season just a week a way, this blog on companionship was written in hopes it may help in making the next holiday season more enjoyable for those seniors/elderly struggling with the recent loss of a loved one. My appreciation and gratitude to my mom, who passed away just over a year ago, for being the inspiration for my dedication to this line of work starting over 34 years ago … she is missed dearly!
Here are some specific names of other Dallas – Fort Worth, TX area sources for elderly/senior companionship that you may find helpful: Active Senior Adult Programs, Over 60+ Social Club Groups in Dallas, The Senior Source, Frisco Senior Center, Sam Johnson Recreation Center Plano, Village Center at Frisco Lakes, Bedford Senior Center , Hurst Senior Activities Center, The Summit, Richardson Senior Center, Allen Senior Center, Carrollton Senior Center, Prestonwood Baptist Church Support Groups, First Baptist Dallas Care & Support Groups, Park Cities Presbyterian Church care outreach, Watermark Dallas care & support outreach, Seniors Meetup Groups, Seniors Social Groups in Dallas and Aaron Jewish Senior Community Center.