Senior Home Care Stratford CT
Companions & Homemakers
2505 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615
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Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am to 9:00pm, but we are available for emergencies or immediate needs 24 hours a day/7 days a week by calling 800-348-4663.
Companions and Homemakers’ Norwich, CT location provides home care and home healthcare services to the following towns: Bozrah, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Hampton, Killingly, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Plainfield, Pomfret, Preston, Salem, Scotland, Sprague, Sterling, Stonington, Waterford, Windham.
Elder Care Agency in Stratford, CT
Mark Twain is quoted as saying “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” But seriously, as we age, as joints are replaced from a lifetime of wear and tear, as illness sometimes makes it difficult to function properly, and as it is harder and harder for family members to take care of parents or grandparents, at some time, you’re going to need help in providing them the care they need to live a happy and healthy life for the rest of their days. At Companions & Homemakers, our goal is to provide you with the 24-hour resources you need to support your loved ones in their own homes. We believe that “Home is Possible.” And what a difference that makes. Staying in their own home offers a sense of security and well-being, a chance to retain their daily habits and routines in comfort and familiarity. That just can’t be realized within senior living facilities.
Stratford Caregivers for You or Your Loved Ones
We have a passion for helping family caregivers get a much-needed break from the sometimes rigorous physical, mental and emotional responsibilities of worrying and caring for their loved ones. Whether the family caregiver is right next door here in Stratford, out of state, or even across the country, we provide constant communication to update and inform our clients so that they are fully aware of any changes or issues their loved ones might be experiencing.
Why Our Caregivers Are the Right Choice, Every Time
We are a privately owned, non-franchise company that has been caring for the elderly in their homes across Connecticut since 1990. Our caregivers are actual employees, not independent contractors. Many have been with us for years because we offer schedule flexibility and benefits including health insurance and a 401(k) plan with company match for qualified employees. That means we are very particular in who we hire. Our hiring process includes a comprehensive background check and a thorough vetting process with the goal of creating lasting relationships between our clients and caregivers. It’s not only about providing a caregiver who is trustworthy and dependable, it’s also about understanding the individual, so a personalized relationship can develop if desired.
Our “essential services” are focused on keeping the elderly out of nursing homes and assisted living facilities by offering what we call our “Continuum of Care”…the right amount of assistance for each person’s unique situation that is designed to evolve as the person’s needs change over time. From hourly personal care to round-the-clock live-in care, we excel at providing a supportive presence that can include bed-bound care, incontinence care, sponge bathing, feeding, medication monitoring, and so much more.
We have field coordinators that can train our caregivers to use Hoyer Lifts, Sera Lifts and Gait Belts to help semi-mobile or non-mobile clients move out of bed and into other areas within their homes. Our caregivers can help families recognize when it might be a good time to discuss moving to the “next step” in the client’s Continuum of Care and daily care routines.
The ability to “age in place” offers your loved ones the opportunity to stay put, to sleep in their own beds, to have a cup of coffee in their own kitchens, and to sit in their own easy chair. It tends to enhance quality of life, which improves physical and mental health. It also insulates them from any viral risks sometimes found in crowded senior living facilities, reducing their chance of contracting any serious illness. In addition, compared to the costs of nursing homes and assisted living facilities, home care offers cost-saving opportunities and the benefits of one-on-one care and attention as compared to the one-to-many model of facility-based caregiving.
Serving Stratford and Surrounding Areas
The staff in our Stratford office, located at 2505 Main Street, Stratford, along with nine other convenient locations throughout Connecticut, are eager to help with supportive home care services. Our local office staff stays involved and in touch throughout your time with us, and we’re always just a phone call away whenever something comes up. Our Stratford office services areas from Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Shelton, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, and Wilton. We are locally based and may already be helping some of your loved one’s friends or neighbors right in the town where they live.
For more information about our services, give us a call today for your free in-home consultation:
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am to 9:00p.
Available for emergencies or immediate needs 24 hours a day/7-days a week.
Stratford Live-In Home Care Agency
Our most all-inclusive service, live-in home care provides true peace of mind around the clock for those who need continued support.
Many seniors who remain home amid familiar surroundings and routines can maintain a higher quality of life as compared to living in a facility. Our live-in caregivers, many of whom have been with C&H and cared for individuals on a long-term basis for decades, can provide a comforting and constant presence in the home. They can assist clients as needed with everything from the routine activities of daily living to more focused levels of personal care and beyond…up to and including end of life care if needed.
We have long believed that “Home is Possible”, and for clients who need more of a consistent presence…a familiar face and supportive care…our live-in services can make home possible, and more affordable than institutional care for most seniors.
Our comprehensive live-in home care program offers:
- Around-the-clock presence in the home with a consistent, familiar face
- Complete “essential services” without which our clients could not remain in their homes
- Personal care (bathing, dressing, incontinence care, feeding, etc.)
Assistance with daily household tasks (meal prep, cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, etc.)
- Medication reminders
- Transportation to and from appointments and activities*
- Help with making telephone calls, writing letters or emails
- Companionship and conversation
Stratford Hourly-Home Care
Not quite ready for 24/7 home care? At Companions & Homemakers, we can tailor an hourly program that offers your loved ones the help they need a few hours each a day or even on a weekly basis.
Our Homemaking and Companion Services include:
- Home-based assistance with maintaining a comfortable home environment
- Providing transportation to appointments*, activities and/or accompanying them on walks around town or their neighborhood
- Assisting them with making phone calls or handling correspondence
- Providing recreational activities, light exercise routines, and engaging in conversation
- Doing errands, picking up prescriptions*
- Helping with meal prep, light housekeeping, and laundry
- We have caregivers who are trained to be sensitive to changes in memory over time
Personal Care Services
When the continuum of care changes, this next level of in-home service consists of all duties included with both our Companion & Homemaker services. It is for clients that need significant assistance with both managing and maintaining their household, as well as help with personal hygiene and toileting needs, often as a result of increasing mobility issues or memory challenges
Duties include those for Companion & Homemaker, plus:
- Bathing, Dressing and Grooming, Assistance with Toileting
- Incontinence Care
- Assistance with Mobility and Transfers