Receive Free Senior Companion Services

Receive Free Senior Companion Services

Would you like a visit from a Senior Companion?
Are you in need of someone to come into your home and provide some additional support? The Senior Companion Program of Greater Siouxland is a FREE program for adults who are over the age of 21 and live alone and/or are at risk of being institutionalized.
 

Eligibility: Who may recieve services?

  • Adults who may need an extra set of eyes and companionship to give peace of mind to family not in the area.
  • Adults may have just been discharged from an acute care hospital or a long term care facility and need assistance in adjusting to independent living again.
  • Adults may have loneliness, depression, or may be physically frail.
  • Adults may have caregivers who need respite to prevent a breakdown in household capability.
  • Adults may be terminally ill and need additional support to maintain dignity and independent living.

Many client referrals come from home health care agencies, acute and long term care facilities, family members, and concerned neighbors.

Who may not be a client?

  • Individuals who are physically or verbally abusive.
  • Individuals not capable of self-preservation in an emergency and/or have an unsafe home environment.
  • Individuals actively abusing alcohol or drugs.

Appropriate Activities:

  • Conversation
  • Reminiscing
  • Playing Cards/Games
  • Assist with Letter Writing
  • Reading
  • Taking Walks/Exercise
  • Sharing a Meal
  • Going along to recreational, social, or personal activities
  • Transportation to approved appointments
  • Provide an extra eye to notice when the client needs extra care
  • Develop a friendship that can last a lifetime
  • Provide respite care for caregivers
  • Meet on a regular weekly basis or as specified in client care plan
  • Other activities as specified in the client’s care plan

 

How to Apply:

If you are interested in becoming a client, contact your nearest Senior Companion Program office at 712-476-2628 (Rock Valley) or 712-224-2610 (Sioux City) or your home health care agency or social worker.