We are a boutique homemaker and companion service. What does that mean? We are a small, locally-owned and operated company. We are committed to our clients, recognizing that less is more while emphasizing quality over quantity.
We strive for greater elegance and simplicity with a personal touch. We do this by focusing on fewer clients and services because we recognize the value of what we offer, and the exceptional results and relationships our clients receive.
Our clients recognize they receive a higher level of personal attention and service that a nationally-owned agency cannot provide. We serve clients who want a personalized experience and want to know they are getting the very best service.
“When in life do you choose between chasing the evasive dollar and a job of passion? When my dad got sick and I was 20 hours away, I decided it was time to change my endeavors. After 30 long, grueling years of the busy, metropolitan, city lifestyle- I knew it was time to move back to my home town… Where being close to my family and dear friends was more important and more rewarding.
My dad’s health created many questions. Who is taking care of him? Do they love him, care about him, and worry about him? Will they spend time with him? Do they give him hope?
I didn't know these answers, so I began a quest- a QUEST for high quality health care. Just like you I found a lot of caregivers and they met the basic necessities, but who could become a companion, a friend?
As result of this experience, I am now driven to create a Companion Service to care for the emotional and physical health of my new friends!”
Deneen and her team, especially Shaleema, are awesome! I was looking for someone to help with my 98-year-old father who has dementia and is in an assisted living facility. Deneen listened to my questions and concerns and came up with a solution that fit both of our schedules. The caregivers help my dad during meals, getting him ready for the evening and making sure he is settled in for the night. What is important to me, they give me constant updates on how he did for the day -- what he ate, his mood, and any other concerns I need to be aware of. Often, Shaleema updates me on health issues that others miss. I rely on her to keep me informed, and she goes above and beyond. Deneen is in constant communication, keeping me informed of any scheduled events or emergencies that pop up, and works hard at getting someone else to fill. No matter the time or day, Deneen always answers my texts and gets back with me quickly. It is obvious she cares! I can’t say enough good things about Deneen, Shaleema, and the other caregivers at Home Companion.
If you are looking for great affordable elder care, I highly recommend Home Companion Inc. I moved to Fort Walton Beach 3 years ago and was taking care of my mom who has Alzheimer’s. I was looking for someone to help so I could find a job and at least go to the store. I found an agency that was great for the first 2 weeks and then the people never showed up and the office never called to notify me no one was coming. After asking around someone recommended that I try Home Companion. What a HUGE difference. They always communicated who was coming. They work with you to set a schedule that was convenient for my needs. If someone could not come, they had a replacement and would let me know before the aide was supposed to be there. The caregivers were friendly and trusting. When I would come home my mom was clean feed and happy. I think she likes the aides more than I do. They worked with us during holidays when needed. If you need assistance with elder care in any way you should definitely use Home Companion Inc and set your mind at ease.
Our companions can help with chores such as handling laundry, folding and ironing
clothes. Laundry tends to pile up and can become overwhelming at times and this can become a bigger challenge for seniors who may have health or mobility issues.
The companion can accompany a senior to doctor appointments. The companion can take notes during the visit and provide this information to the family if they are unable to
The companion can prepare meals for the senior or the companion can make or
cook simple recipes together with the senior.
Fresh air and a change in a senior’s surroundings can do more than help diminish
boredom and complacency. Companions can walk with a senior and help with any
Isolation among seniors hurts more than anything else. Engaging socially is important for elderly people. The companion can accompany the senior to a community center for arts and crafts for instance.
While we are not a substitute for a maid service, we will clean areas utilized by the
Errands and Shopping
Weekly shopping and errands are an essential part of many routines but can also be a
long and laborious process for the elderly. Your companion can help by picking up a few
essential items for a senior or accompany the senior to the grocery store.
Companions can prevent missed doses by providing seniors with medication reminders.
Companions can help create a safe living environment for a senior in the living area,
kitchen and bathroom by tacking down moveable rugs and checking for expiration dates on food items for example.
Is there a minimum number of days and hours you require?Yes, we require a minimum of four hours per visit. We do not have a minimum number of days each week. We will happily come once a week or more if you need.
What forms of payment do you accept?We accept cash, checks, long term care insurance and the option to pay with a debit or credit card on-line through QuickBooks.
Will I have the same caregiver?We strive to schedule the same caregiver because we know how important it is to build a personal relationship between the caregiver and client.
What is the process for hiring your company?First, we will meet with a client or responsible party to tell you about our company and we will also access the clients’ needs. Secondly, we will have you complete paperwork and as soon as that is completed, we can work with you to determine when to get you on our schedule.
What if I don’t know how many days I need care?We tell people to just start somewhere. We can start with one day a week and adjust accordingly. You may find you would like another day or two during the week or one day a week will meet your needs.