A companion is a person who provides companionship and/or assistance to clients in need. Responsibilities may include duties such as bathing, toileting, medication reminders, transferring the preparation, assistance, and clean-up of meals, as well as general housekeeping and organization. Companions may also assist the elderly, mentally disabled, or ill patients, while observing changes in a client's condition. This includes changes to their health, overall well-being, and general behavior.
A successful companion should demonstrate a caring, empathetic, compassionate demeanor which will put the client(s) at ease. They must understand that they are there to assist the client with whatever need they may have. A successful companion must be able to work independently, follow written and verbal instructions, and make prudent decisions on behalf of the client’s well-being. Excellent customer service skills, verbal and written skills, and a consistently positive, can-do attitude are musts.
A good companion must also be able to pay attention to detail. They must be able to sit for long periods of time, remaining alert and free from non-pertinent distraction. A successful companion puts the client’s needs above all else, while constantly exercising personal restraint and self-control. Successful clients are able to stay calm and understanding even in situations that may be difficult for both the client and the companion. Companions must also be able to interact with others who have relationships with the client, be they family, friends, or other professionals.
We at FriendlyCare Companion are always looking for friendly and sincerely caring individuals to join our team. Companion care is always needed for full and part-time openings.This occupation provides fulfillment beyond a paycheck. Companion care giving requires no experience, just a caring and dependable personality. If you fit these qualifications, you are more than welcomed to submit your information, and we will get back to you.