Companionship and Befriending Service
Safely helping to reduce loneliness while remaining active and healthy
We provide a companionship and befriending service and help around the home to the communities of St. Albans, Radlett, Harpenden and surrounding villages.
There are times when we have all felt lonely and isolated, but in today's climate with the need for self-isolation and safe distancing, loneliness amongst adults has increased.
Loneliness can affect everyone and anyone, but as we age, we tend to feel more isolated, vulnerable and alone, especially after a bereavement, a slight decline in health or mobility has reduced and become limited.
For many, feeling lonely in old age is terrifying, loneliness has a significant impact on health as it's associated with depression, appetite and a decline in being active.
We believe that age shouldn't be a barrier to adventure and happiness, having a companion and someone to talk to even for a little chit-chat can help improve your quality of life and offer a feeling of self-worth.
Your CAREGiver Will be a True Companion
Our CAREGivers are wonderful people who go above and beyond to help keep our client's safe, protected and smiling at all times.
Whether you need a hand with collecting groceries and medication, someone to enjoy a cup of tea and chit-chat or to attend a social group or to go for a safe stroll outside, our CAREGivers are there for you.
Make Use of Our Care Manager, Kate
Our Care Manager, Kate, can come and visit you and make an activity plan that incorporates mental and physical activities that you really enjoy.
Activities can include:
- Writing a life journal
- Listening to music
- Easy painting
- Armchair exercises
- Creating memory books
Let Technology Be Your Friend
There are amazing gadgets available that are simple to use and that can really help reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation.
For example, easy-to-use radios that are preprogrammed to your favourite music channels and handheld devices which with one or two touches of your finger can connect you to your family or favourite quizzes and games.
We can help you choose something and set it up for you so you have all the benefits and none of the worry.
These aides can also help your family keep in contact with you and know that you are okay on a day-to-day basis.
How Home Instead St Albans, Harpenden and Radlett Can Help
Talking and listening is one of the simplest pleasures in life and having a companion like a CAREGiver with you is often a lifeline that provides peace of mind for families when they cannot be there themselves.
Our aim is to support people to live as happily and independently as possible, with dignity and respect.
We will help to encourage individuals to help themselves while motivating them to stay active and healthy, for as long as possible.
This is achieved by promoting the awareness of a wide range of community resources and activities that you can enjoy.
We understand that befriending is not a cure for loneliness, but we firmly believe it can be a crucial step in preventing and reducing it.
Our goal is to make a positive impact on the lives of people by allowing them to live a happy and independent life at home.
If you think you or someone you know could benefit from our companionship & befriending service, please get in touch today, we would be happy to advise you on the best solution available.