Companionship Care

Nurse Next Door understands you may need help with certain activities and a friend along the way.

We recognise that feeling lonely is one of the leading causes of depression in our community and our goal is to reverse the effects of isolation for people with disabilities and older adults through quality in home companion care services.

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At Home

We know it can be challenging to stay busy and active, especially if you’re retired and living alone. We want to be sure you feel energised to keep your home tidy, cook good meals, and engage in interesting events.

As James Frey once said:

“As ridiculous as it may sound, sometimes all any of us needs in life is for someone to walk next to us.”

Your companion will help keep you engaged as much as possible. Even simple tasks like folding your laundry or doing dishes are easier and more enjoyable when done with a companion.

Staying Active

Our services include aged care companions for travel if you need to go shopping or someone to drive you to your daily appointments.

Have some light gardening or hobbies and crafts you love to do? Your companion caregiver will be with you to chat and engage in daily activities.

One of the most cited activities to prevent depression and anxiety in our ageing community is physical exercise.

Your companion will be with you to walk the dog or just take a leisurely stroll. Have a yoga or tai chi class you look forward to attending? Your companion can accompany you and observe or join the class right along with you.

Hobbies & Interests

Nurse Next Door knows that communication and socialisation with friends and family is also important in keeping your spirits up. Time spent in solitude can increase the risk of depression and anxiety but getting involved with the community, organising events and reading books with your companion can create a positive and lasting sense of well-being.

Our aged care companion program is tailor-made to suit your lifestyle and your current needs. Have a new activity you’d like to try? We will be sure to match you with someone experienced in this area. Have a special interest you want to keep pursuing? We’ll pair you with a companion who understands your likes and dislikes guaranteeing you have the most delightful experience possible.

Social Contact

We believe strongly in the importance of interacting with others on a regular basis.

As Mark Twain once said:

“To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with.”

Our companion services will give you a healthy balance of independence and social interaction so that you can greet each day with a new outlook and look forward to an enjoyable visit from your experienced aged care companion.

Housekeeping

We understand your home is very special to you and that makes it special to us too.

Whether you need some light housekeeping or have complex cleaning requests, our Care Designers and your Caregiver will be more than happy to accommodate your special needs to keep your home in good condition.

We understand you may have a specific way of doing things, so we’ll ensure to handle your furniture and keepsakes with extra love and attention. We understand your home is very special to you and that makes it special to us too.

Meal Preparation

Nurse Next Door knows how important meals are throughout your morning, afternoon and evening. Our care team provides thoughtful in-home cooking services for you so you can have the most delightful and custom culinary experience.

Your caregiver will go grocery shopping for you each week or join you on your daily errands if you prefer selecting your own ingredients from your favorite places.

If you enjoy cooking, you can have fun preparing a meal together with your Nurse Next Door home caregiver whenever you feel inspired.

Personal Care

We know it’s much easier to tackle your self-care responsibilities when helped by a caring friend, confidante or personal assistant. Your caregiver is ready to support you with any personal hygiene and personal care task that needs attending to, always with a smile and respect for your dignity and way of doing things.

Your caregiver will be at the ready when necessary to give you the extra support and care you require with all of your routine activities. From oral care and shaving to receiving daily medication reminders, Nurse Next Door’s comprehensive health services program takes all of your special needs into consideration in order to provide you with the most personalised care possible.

Transportation

We appreciate that traveling is more enjoyable with a friend or family member which is why our transportation team and your caregiver are readily available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

It’s our goal to make sure you have peace on mind when you need to go anywhere and do anything at any time.

Your caregiver will provide you with comforting conversation and friendly assistance while you still maintain your sense of freedom. You will always have company on your travels.

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