What is the difference between a companion and a caregiver?

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asked Jan 24 in Other- Health by catctus (420 points)
What is the difference between a companion and a caregiver?

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answered Jan 28 by Manuela (3,890 points)
The difference between a companion and a caregiver is the companion provides non medical assistance to the patient while caregivers provide medical and sometimes non medical assistance to the patient.

Companions provide basic housekeeping and care for the sick, elderly, or recovering patients.

The companion cleans, plans, and accompanies clients to activities and social events, and promotes the health of their clients by adhering to medication, diet, and exercise plans.

A caregiver cares for the health and well-being of someone who needs help with daily tasks and activities.

An aging person may need a caregiver because of an injury, mobility or memory issues, illnesses, or chronic conditions that make everyday chores more challenging.

Caregivers for in home care typically cost from $15.00 to $40.00 per hour but can go up to $100.00 to $250.00 per day depending on the level of care the person needs.

Visiting Angels costs from $15.00 to $40.00 per hour for intermittent help and care and for live in care and full time care Visiting Angels costs from $100.00 to $250.00 per day.

The more care that is needed the more the cost will be for the help and care from Visiting Angels.

Visiting Angels provides companion care and personal care services.

The visiting angels home care services are designed to provide assistance with those activities that elders need help with in order to be able to stay at home safely and with dignity.

Asleep Overnight caregivers are in the home for 8 – 12 hours and are provided 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep.

Asleep Overnight Care provides reassurance to the family and their loved one that an 'Angel' is present to provide assistance, support and oversight throughout the night.

Bonded & Insured: Visiting Angels is fully bonded and insured, and this covers each of their caregivers.

Visiting angels matching ensures the caregiver has the right set of skills to cover an individual client's needs, and in the event the fit isn't quite right, they can place an even better match for you.

Insurance will pay for Visiting Angels if the care from visiting angels is deemed medically necessary by the persons doctor.

Long term care insurance typically covers the types of activities of daily living provided by Visiting Angels including personal care and grooming, housework, laundry, meal preparation and planning, and medication reminders.

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