Companions are non-medical persons who assist an individual with daily living activities.
- Provide companionship to a person who either cannot or does not want to be alone.
- 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.
- 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.
- Transport and accompany an individual on doctor and dental appointments, laboratory tests and X-rays.
- Escort an individual to the hair appointments, senior center functions or to various recreational activities and other appointments.
- Read newspapers, magazines, books or other printed material to an individual.
- Help with written business or social correspondence or telephone calls.
- Remind an individual when it is time for her/him to take their medications.
- Report any changes in an individual’s condition or requirements to a designated family member.