Companion Services Program

Overview

This program provides assistance to incapacitated adults and adults over 60 who are within state income guidelines who are unable to care for themselves without assistance and where there is no one available to provide the needed services without cost. Companion service includes assistance with:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Eating / Feeding
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Meal Preparations
  • Shopping
  • Supervision
  • Toileting

Services provided to the extent that funds are available.

In-Home Services

This program is designed to assist adults in maintaining independence or allowing them to remain in their own home by providing in-home services such as the following:

  • Bathing
  • Companionship
  • Dressing
  • Eating / feeding
  • Light housekeeping
  • Meal preparation
  • Shopping
  • Supervision
  • Toileting

Although the program is called “companion services,” tasks such as housecleaning or personal care are the main focus of the program.

The Department of Family Services contracts the in-home services out to The Medical Team, a local home health agency. They provide the aides / companions that will assist you. The Companion Program is not a nursing program. If you need nursing care please talk with your doctor.