Companionship and Befriending Service in Wigan
Here at Home Instead Wigan, we help keep our communities of Wigan, Swinley, Orrell, Billinge and surrounding areas stay connected with loved ones by providing a companionship care and befriending service using a team of kind and compassionate CAREGivers
Our Companionship Care service includes:
- Keeping your loved one company
- Enjoy activities and hobbies
- Going to social groups or events
- Easy to use technology to keep connected with family and friends
- Walking & visiting attractions
- Attending medical appointments
- Running Errands
- Help with light housekeeping
- Assisting with pet care such as walking and feeding
- Creating memory books and life journals
- Sharing stories and experiences
- Enjoying a cup of tea and a slice of cake together
And much more
As we age, we can sometimes feel more vulnerable, alone and experience feelings of social isolation, especially after a bereavement, a slight decline in health or mobility has reduced and become limited.
Loneliness can have an impact on health and is known to be associated with depression, appetite and a decline in physical activity. Utilising a companionship care service has many benefits and can help to reduce these feelings quite significantly.
According to AgeUK , over 2 million people in the UK over the age of 50 will feel lonely or isolated. Our befriending services helps to provide the right support while offering companionship.
We can keep your loved one company and get them enjoying all the activities they enjoy doing.
Here at Home Instead Wigan, we believe that age shouldn't be a barrier to adventure and happiness, having a companion and someone to talk to can help improve your quality of life and offer a feeling of self-worth. Our CAREGivers provide a companionship service for older people to enjoy company, a friendly face and share stories over a cup of tea.
What makes Home Instead Wigan unique is that we provide companion care visits for a minimum of 1 hour, this allows us to build fantastic relationships with clients without the need to rush.
Keeping the Family Up-to-Date
We use an app to update all information from our home care visit, this includes;
- How the visit went
- What your loved one did
- How they felt
- What they ate
- If they drank enough
and any other information we feel is important to share
Family members can log in and instantly see how the visit went using a safe and secure portal that is only visible to the direct family upon request.
Using this portal has been a fantastic way of reassuring family members that their loved one is safe and their health and wellbeing is being monitored and looked after while they remain in their own home.
Home Instead Wigan can help with:
- Home Care Visits
- Home Help
- Light Housekeeping
- Medication Management
- Personal Care
- Live-in Care
- Dementia Care
- Overnight Care
- Pet Care such as walking and feeding
- Interacting with others
Their CAREGiver Will be a True Companion
Our CAREGivers are wonderful, kind-hearted people who go above and beyond to help keep our client's safe, protected and smiling at all times.Common Activities Our CAREGivers Help WithOur office has a team of highly- trained CAREGivers who will come to visit you and make an activity plan that incorporates mental and physical activities that you really enjoy.Activities can include:
- Writing life journal
- Listening to music
- Easy painting
- Armchair exercises
- Creating memory books
- Using technology
And much, much more
Let Technology Be Your Friend
Now is the time to embrace technology, 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.
How Home Instead Wigan Can Help
Talking and listening is one of the most simple 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.
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.