Sometimes the most important care we deliver is a simple cup of a tea and a chat. According to Age UK, there are reportedly 1.4 million elderly people chronically lonely in the UK. Many go long periods of time without having a conversation with someone, which is why companions for the elderly are so important. Our companion services aim to prevent feelings of loneliness and support you to gain the confidence you need to live the life you want.
Why choose companion care?
Having others to rely on to do the grocery shopping or who are there at the end of the phone for a chat, can make a positive difference to people’s lives. However, if a bereavement or relocation means they are no longer there, life can become a little more challenging. Having a care companion can make a great difference to your quality of life, supporting you to get back on track and live the life you want again.
Our companion care services
Companion care is unique to each individual. Whether you just want someone at home for company and to share your thoughts and feelings with, or perhaps some company when you go out, we can help. Companion care is specific to you and where you are at in your life. Companion care can also involve:
Hobbies and activities
Sharing your favourite hobbies and activities with someone who enjoys them too is great fun so we make sure to match you with companionship carers best suited to you and the things you enjoy doing, because matching a golfing enthusiast to a keen knitter isn’t a natural fit! We make every effort to make the best connections, so that you get the most out of your time together.
We also believe that age is but a number and there is no time like the present to start a new hobby. Your care team will support you all the way and help you to achieve your new goals.
Our care companions are great at socialising and can accompany you to family events, day trips out and friendly catch ups. Sometimes having someone by your side, gives you the confidence you need.
Whether it be shopping trips, going to appointments or picking up a parcel from the post office, our carers can accompany you throughout your daily tasks.
Managing household tasks
Sometimes it’s the simple pleasures like clean bed sheets and a warm meal that can help us feel more comfortable and in control of our lives. Our companion services support you to make life easier and provide your loved ones with the reassurance that you are healthy and safe when they are not around.
About our companionship carers…
Every member of the Alina Homecare team has received extensive training from our in-house Alina Homecare Academy, regardless of their previous experience. This provides our teams with the most current care knowledge and ability to deliver care with our core values: quality, integrity, respect and compassion.
Whatever the companionship you need, our carers will always come ready with smiles and enthusiasm, remembering your Right to Respect every time.
It doesn’t matter how much or how little help you need.
We support you to make life easier.
Your home care choices...
We can help in the morning and evening, check medication is taken safely, and ensure dignity and wellbeing is maintained.
We're here to make life easier for you, so can help with the daily chores if running the home starts to feel overwhelming.
We can drop-in for a chat, share a cup of tea, or go out for the day, whatever you'd like to do in the company of our carers.
Our carers provide help at home to people living with the many challenges dementia and memory loss brings.
Respite & Crisis Care
We're here if the family need a break and are available at 24 hours’ notice if a crisis or sudden illness means you need us.
We do all we can to improve quality of life in the face of a serious illness with our personalised home care.
We create personalised care plans to help the transition from hospital back home and provide essential support.
Dad has had a shower each day this week & the house looks neat & tidy. What a difference! Thought all care companies would be the same. Glad to be so wrong.
Family Member, Brighton
Let us help:
0800 292 2210
Why so many families trust us...
Everyone's needs are different. That's why we provide personalised care unique to each person. Our high-quality companionship care is flexible when circumstances change and always delivered with compassion, dignity and respect.
We understand that home care is a big decision, so we have strict performance guidelines and are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) giving you confidence that our care and support is quality assured.
Our care and support teams are carefully selected and receive excellent training through our exclusive Alina Homecare Academy. We do not use an agency or freelance staff to ensure our high quality reputation is maintained.
What is companionship care?
Companionship care is when a professionally trained carer visits you in your home for some company; someone to share your hobbies with or simply to pop to the local shops together. Sometimes life can be lonely, but we are here to lift your day and make life easier for you. We also make great cups of tea!
Who is companion care for?
Companion care is for anyone who needs help from time to time, or needs a listening ear or maybe just misses having someone around.
Find your nearest team to learn how we can help you!
How long are companion care visits?
It’s entirely up to you. You can choose regular visits or just the occasional one, the way you use our time is your choice. If you need more round the clock care and companionship then a live-in carer could be a better option for you.
How much do companions for the elderly in the UK cost?
The cost of companionship care varies depending on how frequently you would like us to visit. Click here to talk to your nearest team today to learn how we can help you.
For more information about the various methods of funding your care, click here.
How can I arrange companionship care near me?
It’s easy. Click here to find your nearest team and call us today. Our friendly teams are waiting to answer any questions you may have.