A free service offering company and friendship in your home
Combat loneliness and isolation, with Abbot Friends
Everyone needs someone to talk to, or spend time with. But that’s not always easy, especially for older people living alone. That’s why, to ensure that nobody is on their own if they don’t want to be, we offer a free elderly companion care service called Abbots Friends.
This service is separate from our elderly homecare services. Instead of practical care worker tasks, it’s totally focused on companionship. Our volunteers provide much-needed social interaction, as well as connecting elderly people with their communities.
Our mission is to tackle the growing plight of isolation and loneliness, and to help improve the health, confidence and resilience of vulnerable older people.
Why are elderly companion care services needed?
Loneliness is a serious problem. Research shows that as well as being negative emotional experiences, both loneliness and social isolation can contribute to serious health conditions such as anxiety and depression.
But for older people who live alone, getting the social interaction they need is a challenge.
Elderly companion care is a good option for older adults who:
- are experiencing social isolation or loneliness
- are feeling depressed or anxious
- need support or transport to go to appointments and activities in the community
Begin your care journey
Get in touch
Our friendly care advisors are available on 0330 094 5511 to guide you through the process, explain your options and answer any questions you may have.
Free home care assessment
A qualified member of our team will contact you to discuss your needs.
We will work with you and your family to create a person-centred care plan, which is reviewed regularly when your care begins.
What does elderly companion care involve?
Elderly companion care involves regular visits from a trained volunteer, who will get to know you in your home.
Companionship volunteers can help in many ways, including:
- Social interaction and companionship: Spending time with you, engaging in conversation, playing games
- Emotional support: Offering a listening ear, providing encouragement when needed
- Practical assistance: Helping with light housekeeping and errands
- Transportation: Providing transportation to appointments, social engagements and other activities.
What are the benefits of elderly companion care?
Elderly companion care can provide a number of benefits to older adults, including:
- Reduced social isolation and loneliness
- Improved mental well-being
- Enhanced quality of life, helping you to take part in activities you enjoy and stay connected with your community
Why choose Abbots Friends?
All of our Abbots Friends volunteers are fully trained and DBS checked, so you know you’re dealing with someone you can trust.
We take great care to match each of our elderly customers with a volunteer that shares their interests, or who we think will be a good fit. You’ll be visited by the same person every time, so you’ll be able to build up a genuine and meaningful relationship over months and years.
Abbots Care is an award-winning, CQC Outstanding rated care provider, so you can be confident that you or your loved one will be in safe hands.
“The Care staff that are supporting my Mum through her care needs are extremely lovely and supportive. Our Mum has cancer and she is receiving the most excellent and caring support from all Staff. We would just like to say a huge thank you as we know that there is more difficult times ahead for us as a family.”
Child of Service User, Buckinghamshire Branch
Contact us for elderly companion care from our supportive volunteers
To enquire about our special needs home care services, please call us on 0330 094 5511 or fill out our contact form. A member of the team will be in touch within 2 working hours.
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