A growing trend among seniors who live alone in their homes is seeking companionship from other adults. While many seniors choose to remain alone as they age, others seek companionship and assistance with everyday activities. Companion care is a growing segment of the senior community. Whether you are looking for a live-in aide, a personal care aide, or a companion to provide companionship for the elderly, you can usually find someone who wants to make you feel at home.
Live-in aides are specially trained individuals, often having a nursing background. They provide assistance with activities of daily living (ADL), such as bathing, dressing, eating, and exercising. Live-in caregivers do not receive health benefits, but can be reimbursed for services provided. Most agencies that offer this type of service are private, non-profit organizations. You should check with your local Medicare or Medicaid agency to determine what their reimbursement rates are.