Companionship & Maintaining Good Mental Health
Our carers put your own and your family’s mind at ease by providing regular social interaction that promotes the mental wellbeing of your loved one. Stress can be detrimental to your physical and mental health, and loneliness and isolation can often be a cause of stress and anxiety.
When we laugh our bodies release endorphins and these are brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters that make us feel happy as well as being a natural pain and stress reliever. Laughing also reduces levels of cortisol, the stress hormone in our bodies, giving us quick bursts of energy. Regular laughter makes us feel happy and content as well as reducing stress and anxiety. Our TLC Companionship Carers aim is to have regular and happy social interaction with their clients, promoting their health and well-being.
What our carers can do for you
Our carers can also help with day to day tasks around the home if needed and these can include; putting the bins out on the right day, helping with letters or correspondence, making sure medical appointments are missed, or just sitting down and talking about the TV programmes they have watched, books they have read, their family or loved ones, or times when they were growing up.
It is well known that even if you haven’t got someone coming into your home daily that just the thought of knowing your carer will be there the next day or in the following days makes you feel less isolated and ensures you look forward to them coming.
Our Companionship carers priority is to make sure their clients are relaxed, feel safe, and are content and secure living confidently in their own home.
Our companionship care process
Before Companionship Care starts with TLC, one of our care managers comes to your home and talks to you about what you are looking for from your time with our carers. They will assess the level of support you need, along with any activities that you would like to help you with if there are any. This ensures that your care plan is bespoke to you and the things that are important to you. We understand that regular social interaction and retaining independence are key to our clients and this is our main focus when we are planning your companionship care plan.
At TLC, we spend time getting to know you to ensure we match our carers to you. Our matching criteria include; our carers training, qualifications as well as their personality, hobbies, and interests. We understand that someone coming into your home can take time to adjust to so we want to ensure that you have similar interests and backgrounds as a good starting point.
Why TLC is the easy choice
Every one of our companionship care workers is chosen for their professional, warm, and friendly approach to providing exceptional social care to people that need it in their homes. At TLC, we understand that we can only provide the exceptional companionship care that we do if our carers are matched to our client’s needs and our philosophy of; providing a high standard of individual care with respect and dignity.
All of our carers are DBS and reference checked and we have regular and ongoing review meetings with them, our clients, and their families to ensure they are happy with the care we are providing.
Where we cover from our Herefordshire base
At Total Living Care (TLC) we supply outstanding Companionship Care to clients in England and Wales. We mostly cover the South West, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, and Powys in areas such as Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth, Brecon, and Bristol, however, our Companionship Care services at Total Living Care are available nationwide for whoever may need our support. Our carers will always give outstanding, effective support, ensuring that you or your loved one stay happy, safe, and content living in their own home. If you feel a friend or a family member may need Companionship Care, do not hesitate to contact us on 01989 562000 and explain their needs. Our team will be at hand to help and provide the care they need
Our Companionship Carers build strong and happy relationships with the people that they care for and often become lifelong friends.
Trusted and monitored by the CQC
Our Care Quality Commission ID is 1-1520389628 and we are rated as ‘Good’ in all areas. Answers to our regular client surveys reveal that 91% of our client evaluations are in the Excellent or Very Good categories.