Seniors for Seniors: companionship during COVID-19

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Our senior companions are here for our clients, when they need us the most.

During these unprecedented times essential workers including senior companions are continuing to provide care and companionship to seniors all over Ontario. While people all over the province are staying home to help stop the spread of COVID-19, seniors continue to need services that help with isolation, activities of daily living and home care support. Our goal is to help seniors live independent, vibrant and active lives, knowing our companions are always ready to help.

The Government of Ontario has classified health and home care as an essential service. Seniors for Seniors is continuing to service clients and remains open for business. Now more than ever, seniors need our attention and care. These unprecedented times may cause isolated seniors to feel lonelier than ever before. Our senior companions are here to help with both companionship and support in running essential errands.

Our services

Our senior companions help seniors feel cared for and supported. Whether you need a few hours of drop-in service for your loved one or you require overnight care, our senior companion services are customizable depending on your wants and needs. Our program includes:

Additional services

During COVID-19, we are offering additional services to help seniors feel safe and supported at home through virtual and phone companionship and help with errands. These services include:

  • Wellness checkups
  • Phone and virtual companionship
  • Discussion clubs and learning
  • Grocery shopping and delivery
  • Support with errands

Call your local branch to find out more information or to book your services.

Precautions during COVID-19

The safety of our clients and our staff is our number one priority. Seniors for Seniors is following the guidance of Public Health Ontario as it relates to the management of COVID-19. These procedures include having our senior companions practice rigorous hand hygiene, wearing Personal Protective Equipment which may include mask, gloves, gown and safety glasses and screening clients before each visit.

To read Spectrum’s official COVID-19 statement and FAQs, please click here.

These may be uncertain times but our senior companions are here to help. We have been offering senior companionship services for 36 years and we will continue to support seniors during this time.