Companions are non-medical persons who assist an individual with daily living activities.


  1. Provide companionship to a person who either cannot or does not want to be alone.
  2. Monitor and provide supervision to an individual as she/he perform daily living activities such as dressing, arranging meals, washing and drying clothes and other routine tasks.
  3. Assist an individual with grocery shopping by accompanying her/him on shopping trips or by shopping for the individual from lists supplied by the individual.
  4. Transport and accompany an individual on doctor and dental appointments, laboratory tests and X-rays.
  5. Escort an individual to the hair appointments, senior center functions or to various recreational activities and other appointments.
  6. Read newspapers, magazines, books or other printed material to an individual.
  7. Help with written business or social correspondence or telephone calls.
  8. Remind an individual when it is time for her/him to take their medications.
  9. Report any changes in an individual’s condition or requirements to a designated family member.