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What is the meaning/difference of "hands on care" and "companion care"?

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Hands-on care involves asssisting with meals, getting up and down (for disabled people), making beds, cleaning, prompting for medication, shopping, bathing, changing, or feeding. Companioniship care is a matter of being there, making conversation, and keeping a person feeling comfortable. Both roles are important for the same exact people.

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Jan. 12, 2019

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Hands on care the client requires assistance with some activities of daily living. Companion care is just that a companion through the day.

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Hands on is when they need someone to help with Activities of Daily Life (ADL).Companion care is for to have someone there, And help with cleaning, meals, games, outings

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My thoughts on hands on care is it would require more physical work for the senior. For instance, bathing, clothing, feeding, house keeping, and dispensing medications. On the other hand, I believe Companion Care involves more spending quality time with the senior; including, talking and conversation, errands, transportation to places they would like to go, and being a great friend/new family member to the senior which is being cared for.

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Kim in Beloit, WI
Jan. 20, 2019

Medication, bathing and dressing a client would be considered hand on care. Companion care is more general like visiting to help with loneliness or helping out with light duties.

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Hands on care is bathing, dressing, private care, etc; as needed, as will as communication and listening.

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Hands-on care means providing minimal care or 24 hour a day assistance with adl and companion care is emotional suport for a senior who wants to remain independant at their own home.

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Loni in Templeton, CA
Jan. 19, 2019

Hands on care means helping with bathing dressing cooking medicines. Companion is more a person that just is lonely and wants company and to help do a few things to help the person.

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Hands on Care, or better defined as Personal Care, includes anything that requires dressing, bathing, assistance with ambulation or mobility assistance, feeding and toileting. Companionship can include a variety of light housekeeping,meal planning and or preparation, social engagement, one on one attention, transportation and errands.

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Hands on care is when you need help with personal care such as toileting, bathing, medication administration. Companion care is socializing, playing cards or games with someone, going for a walk or praying with someone..

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David in Chenoa, IL
Jan. 18, 2019

The difference between hands-on care and companion care is that hands-on care is when it is medically or physically necessary. Companion care is used for quality-of-life and companionship and building strong bonds between the patient and the caregiver.

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Susan in Troy, AL
Jan. 18, 2019

Hands on implies patient requires more than assistance with everyday requirements. Patient has less independence than one requesting companion care.

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Hands on care is bathing ,feeding , ect. Companion care is when someone can take care of their basic needs but needs assistance.

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The difference between "hands on care" and "companion care" is, there is none. There are always times for both when caring for someone. Each person I help is an individual with their own unique needs and wants and preferences. Unless there is another mandate by family or physician, I let them set the tenor of their day. I prefer to remain flexible. I want each of the people I help to feel happy, healthy and hopeful. -

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Many ask, "What is the difference between Hands on Care and Companion Care?" The difference is interaction, Hands on means that the caregiver may have to interact with the client in bathing and dressing situations, while care giver means that the caregiver may do light house work, cooking, errands and transportation to and from appointments.

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Companion care is a social side of care. A person needing companion care only are most likely still able to perform most of their own physical care. You will be keeping the person socially active by having conversation, playing games, going for walks while maintaining their safety (which, of course, is one of your most vital roles in any homecare situation). Hands on care is the physical aspect of care. You will be helping to perform some or all of their daily needs such a bathing, feeding, helping with mobility etc. Hands on care will also include "companion" care as every person in any physical or mental state still needs some type of social interaction even if that means just holding their hand and talking to them.

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Companion care is primarily all about emotional support and companionship where too hands on care involves more one on one action . For example, assisting with meals , moving around, cleaning and things of that nature.

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Many people who have been injured, had a medical procedure or has any degree of Dementia, need assurance of someone to be there they can trust, know they are reliable and attentive for their needs. Shut-in's are cut off from the world or even their extended family. Having someone come in who shows compassion and understanding makes a world of difference. I treat my clients like family and shower them with attention.

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Angela in Antioch, TN
Jan. 17, 2019

Companion Care is more like being a sitter, providing companionship and assisting with Activities of Daily living

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Alice in Dacula, GA
Jan. 17, 2019

Hands on care is helping with daily activities(e.g showering,dressing,food preparation e.t.c)Companion care can be emotional support,helping seniors to get out of loneliness by giving words of encouragement.

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Melanie in Folsom, CA
Jan. 17, 2019

hands on,personal grooming Bathing and or dressing

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Hands on care is assisting with every day living.. Companion care is just sitting with them talking with them are just being right by there side engaging..

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Lupe in Homestead, FL
Jan. 17, 2019

hands on care meaning bathing, changing, feeding, assisting patient in walking to where needed. companion care meaning having nice conversations, making the patient feel needed and listening to him/her smiling, listening to what they have to say, making sure they take their medications, go for walks.

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As a caregiver, when I provide companion care, my goal is to support independence. I provide assistance and support. Also, I am someone who looks for opportunities to enhance the quality of my clients life by recognizing things they like to do and are only able to do with someone by their side (i.e. me). When providing hands on care, my approach is a bit different. I understand that my client needs me to function as "their hands" because they may no longer able to use their hands, feet, mind and so forth as they previously were able.

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Laurie in Miami, FL
Jan. 17, 2019

Hands on care or Medical caregiver- Medical caregivers usually consist of certified nursing assistants or medical assistants. They have medical training needed to help with things like injections and properly reading vital signs, administering medications, cauterization,douches,enemas etc.. companion caregivers are individuals who assist elders with non-medical tasks. They offer the support and comfort that seniors usually need. For example running errands, preparing meals, light house cleaning, join in recreational activities, games,exercise,walking in the park, every day life were we dedicate the proper time the senior in your life needs.

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Hands on care is a higher level of care provided to the patient. Its putting hands on to help care for the patient. ( ie: bathing, dressing, transportation, feeding) Companion care is more of a emotional support to a patient who's typically pretty healthy and would like to remain in their own home.

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Hands on care refers to personal care, such as grooming/showering, dressing/undressing, helping with transfers, and other ways of assisting that usually involves touching the individual. With companion care there is less or no personal care and mostly just a friendship relationship with the individual.

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Hands on care means that you are helping by doing things that help your client f.ex. helping with bathing, eating, mobility etc. Companion care is f.ex. talking to your client and being with them so they are not alone, in general keeping company

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Connie in Dickson, TN
Jan. 17, 2019

personal care generally provide all of the services as companion care, in addition to more hands on services such as helping with medication, bathing, dressing etc.

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The difference of "Hands on care" and "Companion care", in Hands-on care for Certified Nurse Aide means she or he can use their scope of practice; assisting with ADL, bathing, oral hygiene, transfer,peri-care, lifting, and more...depends on what patient needs. As for Companion care, he or she doesn't get paid much. He or she can only sit with the patient, socialize, and assist with little things that are not a heavy job and also depends on their patient mentality.

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Companion Care is less intensive service that includes; driving to Doctor appointments, light housekeeping, meal preparation, grocery shopping, recreational activities, social engagements, walks & exercise, engaging in conversations and just providing company to alleviate loneliness. Hands on Care requires more assistance rather than just basic help with chores. It involves Daily living tasks, including bathing, dressing and grooming, toileting, mobility and transfer assistance, monitoring vital signs, medication reminders. It also includes all services provided for companion care

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Hands-on is everything a patient can need. Companion is driving, talking, shopping, entertaining, social involvement.

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Robin in Manteca, CA
Jan. 16, 2019

The difference is that "hands on" care includes ADL's and any kind of personal care needed. There is of course companionship included in this type of care in my opinion.

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Great question! Companion Care is generally nonmedical care that focuses on two main areas DAILY TASKS: Driving to doctor appointments or errands Light housekeeping Meal preparation Grocery shopping Washing clothes Caring for pets COMPANIONSHIP: Conversation and friendship Watching movies together Playing board games or cards Going on walks or visits Traveling Monitoring mood Companionship, in addition to everyday tasks, focuses on improving the quality of life while preventing loneliness and depression. Hands on Care usually provides some or all of the Companion Care but is called for when your loved one also needs to be physically assisted in daily activities such as: Dressing Eating Bathing Using the toilet Getting in and out of bed, chairs Monitoring vital signs Medical administration The degree of hands on care will vary greatly. My two cents: no one knows your loved one like you do. If you have noticed a change in mood or maybe withdrawal from friends or activities they used to enjoy, it may be time to bring a caring companion into their lives. This site is full of really amazing people, and I know the right match is waiting for you and your family! Good Luck! Warmly, Maria

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Hands on Care would include bathing, feeding, dressing, meal preparations. Providing assistance for the individual who is unable to do these things for themselves or need help. Companion care would include going with the individuals to doctor appointments, going for walks or assisting with outdoor/indoor activities, spending quality time with them as well, shopping with them or picking up meds.

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Hands on care you'll have shower dressing helping with adls,companion care you just sitting with the patient help with light Housekeeping,possibility run errands (ect).

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User in Las Vegas, NV
Jan. 16, 2019

As a Caregiver, you know that these words are one in the same. (If you are doing your job) Because, if you are hired to take care of someone, it means just that, making sure that all needs are meet. In the medical field hands on care isn't a word(Total Care is assisting with everything)ADL(Activity of Daily Living) If you are hired to work in someone's home(ADL) mean helping with all needs.(cooking, cleaning,laundry etc)

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Hands on care provides focused attention on a variety of physical duties, as well as an intuitive component of anticipating the clients needs. Companion care is more about connecting with a person and doing things the client enjoys either inside or outside the home.

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Adele in Reno, NV
Jan. 16, 2019

Hands on care involves duties like transfers and assisting clients with getting in and out of bed, on and off the toilet, in and out of wheel chairs and walkers. As the name implies, the caregiver must offer physical assistance to the client. Companionship does not automatically require physical assistance in moving the client's body as part of the job assignment. ADT

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Rosa in Groveland, FL
Jan. 16, 2019

I believe hands on care means actual physical assistance with another person. Companion care means there is someone nearby, to verbally cue and assist.

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Hands on care includes having to physically help and assist a client. Including, but not limited to, cooking, bathing/dressing, and feeding. Companion care is more needing to be assisted to Dr. appointments, housework, and being an in-home sitter to sometimes just keep a client company.

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"hands on care" could mean the client needs help with personal care, mobility assistance, dressing and hygiene activities; "companion care" could mean doing recreational activities, conversation and socializing with your client

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Carol in Eden, NC
Jan. 16, 2019

Hands on care is giving baths dressing helping into wheel chair.walking and holding on to client.companion care is being there for them as a friend.talking keeping your client happy.playing games with client.

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Lucille in Lomita, CA
Jan. 15, 2019

Hands On Care is when it involves caring for a seniors at home. It may mean providing only minimal help or it may require 24-hour-a-day assistance. Companion Care is primarily emotional support and companionship for seniors who are generally healthy and who want to remain independent at home. However, it can also include a range of non-medical services that help make a senior's life more manageable.

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Greta in Stamford, CT
Jan. 15, 2019

A hands on care client may require help with activities of daily living (ADL's) such as bathing, hair care, eating and toileting. Someone who needs companion care is usually able to handle the ADL's by themself but needs someone to talk to and do activities with.

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Irene in Essex, MD
Jan. 15, 2019

I am a certified GNA/CNA(Geriatric Nursing Assistant). I have 10+ years of experience with Nursing Homes and Home Cares. I am a non-smoker with my own transportation. My motivation is to make life changes to others, being non judgmental, very dependable, setting goals and achieve them, and leaving history to define me. Personal care includes; Bathing, Dressing & Grooming, Toileting, Transferring, Medication Reminders, Transportation, Groceries & Shopping, Meal Preparation, Exercises, Housekeeping, and Companionship.

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Hands on care is when a person cannot complete activities of daily living and/or could have some kind of handicap that does not allow that person to function 100! Therefore, needs more assistance. Companion care is being with a person who is isolated and may suffer from loneliness but needs some help in taking care of her home, cooking, laundry, transportation etc.

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When you say hands on care that is taking care of client in a personal manner; bathing, changing , dressing client When you say companion care it is taking care of client by keeping them company, talking to them, respecting them, take them to doctors, hair salon, grocery shopping, out to lunch if they would like.

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Meaghan in Auburn, NY
Jan. 15, 2019

Hands on care means exactly that. The caregiver may have to lift/move, dress, bathe, toilet the client etc. The caregiver is very involved with the care of the patient along with providing companionship and building a relationship of trust. Companion care is providing the client more socializing and companionship. They would spend time with the client, keeping them company, providing conversation and maybe take them on small trips such as shopping. They normally are not responsible for care thats considered more "medical or healthcare"

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Susan in Syracuse, NY
Jan. 15, 2019

It is important to know what the family means by these terms but for me "hands on care" often requires skills that require skin-to-skin contact with the senior in my care: bathing, dressing, putting on things like compression stockings, washing/drying and styling hair when needed, moisturizing skin etc. All of these activities require being a caring companion but I do feel 'companion care' is less direct skin-to-skin contact with my client including things like: meal prep, grocery shopping, mobility supervision, medication prompting, transportation to and from medical appointments etc. It is all care that requires compassion, patience, humor, organization and attention to detail. I have professional references that speak to the way I work with seniors. I am a retired educator of adult students who has found a new passion in offering my time and assistance to seniors and their families so they can remain happy and safe in the environment within which they are most familiar.

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hands on care entails things like bathing, toileting, cooking cleaning, ambulation assistance. Companion care entails things like reading together, doing puzzle, talking, coloring. Lea sure activities to keep a person company

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Terri in Medford, OR
Jan. 15, 2019

Hands on Care involves the physical care of a patient. For example, bathing, dressing and administering medications etc. Companion Care consists mainly of emotinial support. It entails interacting with a patient through talk and activities to keep the person involved and interested throughout the time that you are caring for this patient. Light meal prep. is usually done, also.

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Hands on care would qualify as a much more intensive and extensive responsibilities such as taking care of the clients Bathroom needs, Hygiene needs, medication needs and such, sometimes there are cooking and cleaning needs as well. Companion care is more like sitting with someone to keep them company and help at their request for whatever they would need done at the moment.

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Hand on care, would be application of ADLs, activities of daily living, dressing, bathing, medication, preparation of meals etc. Companion care, sharing, reminiscence, playing games, talking, walks, shopping, going out to eat. etc.

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Susan in Brooklyn, NY
Jan. 15, 2019

companion care is a less intensive more non medical treatment such as doctors appointments, walking pets, household chores etc while hands on care includes more personal care like helping with medication, bathing and dressing.

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Linda in Austell, GA
Jan. 15, 2019

hand on care is taking care patients with your hands,touch, communication and do personal needs. companion care is to be with them and keep them safe from harm and Emotional support who want TO BE Independent at home.

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Jeanne in Garland, TX
Jan. 15, 2019

Hands on care is actually physically helping an individual with certain tasks like going to the bathroom or bathing and dressing. Whereas companion care involves being there in an emotionally supportive way and keeping the individual company and providing care that is in accordance with the persons interests and motivation.

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Lucy in Poughquag, NY
Jan. 15, 2019

Giving someone their full attention and being compassionate sensitive and kind.

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Paul in Anchorage, AK
Jan. 15, 2019

Very little. Companion do anything and everything that is necessary. The point where hands-on comes into play is when the client can not be left alone for even a few minutes -- much like a two year old gets into danger.

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Hands on care requires that you physically provide care to an individual while companion care is predominantly emotional or intellectual.

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To me "hands on care" means that you are actively/physically providing care to someone and "companion care" is where not only do you provide the active/physical care but you are also providing emotional support, comfort. Caring for someone as if they were your family.

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Hands on care is that you help the patients with activities of daily living, bathing, grooming, feeding, toileting, hygiene care, etc.. Companion care is emotional support and companionship for seniors who are generally healthy and who want to remain independent at their own home.

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Hands on care is more personal care than companion care. Is companion care plus personal care.

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Rosa in Pearland, TX
Jan. 14, 2019

Hands on means you will take care of the person. You will do whatever is needed to take care of the person. With companion just keeping the person company. Making them happy.

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Gary in Wadsworth, OH
Jan. 14, 2019

Hands on refers to dressing, bathing, etc., Companion care refers to talking/speaking with, watching TV, etc.------Gary Wise LPN

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When I provide "hands on care" this indicates that I will physical be providing skills of daily living along with medication reminders taking care of meals some light house work. I would be responsible for planning all appointments along with transportation. I would establish a daily exercise plan along with other activities . When I'm providing "Companion care" I'm just there to give verbal reminders and maybe provide companionship to an event. This is why the cost of these two services differ.

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April in Houston, TX
Jan. 14, 2019

Hands on care is caring for a senior in their home assisting with the activities of daily living with great respect for the person. Companion care is providing emotional and physical support for seniors in their homes some would like to remain independent you don't take that away from them but assist where help is needed doing it together.

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The meaning of "hands on care" to me is helping with personal hygiene care, helping with getting up and down, help with dressing, etc. The meaning of "companion care" to me is being there to offer someone to talk to, play games with, watch tv, assist with errands and appointments.

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'Companion Care' is usually emotional support and companionship for seniors who want to remain independent at home. Help with hobbies, walks, drives and so on. Basically non-medical services that help make a senior's life more manageable and enjoyable. 'Hands on Care' is providing personal care to patient such as bathing, dressing, feeding and the like.

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Hands on care is when you are assisting someone with there ADLS. Which is every day lifestyle doing it for someone. Or assist with someone else: to dress, bathe, feeding, Hygiene etc. Also everyone is different some may require special strategies with helping and giving care .Companion care is primarily emotional support and Companionship for any individual in need who are generally healthy and who want to remain Independent at home.

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Tammi in Bristol, IN
Jan. 14, 2019

Hand's on care means:You are Physically caring for them.Companion Care is:you are just keeping them company,Talking to them and listening.

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Hands on care is providing personal care to patient such as bathing, dressing, feeding, and skilled care. Companion refers to spending time and interacting with the patient based on patient's interest for example: board games, walks in the park, reading favorite novels, accompanying to activities.

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Hands on care would include bathing, dressing, feeding and bathroom care while companion care consists of visiting, meal prep, errands and appts, and light housekeeping.

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Nora in Ocala, FL
Jan. 13, 2019

Hands on care means putting hands on patients; as showering, bathing, ambulating, toileting etc. Companion care means only companionship, hands off patients.

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User in Pevely, MO
Jan. 13, 2019

Hands on care is for someone who need help wwith activities of daily living companion care is for someone who needs some to cook and clean for them and to be their companion

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When you talk objectively there is a huge difference between both arguments,talk about this is a waste of time But, Both statements cant get along if they are not considered subjectively. Lets put our hands on care to proportionate the quality companion care humans and animals deserve.

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"Hands on care" references the needs of clients with regard to personal hygiene, medication administration, meal preparation, etc; while "companion care" is referring to quality time spent engaged in the activities, interests and hobbies of the client.

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User in El Dorado, CA
Jan. 13, 2019

Companion care essentially means that a loved one needs someone to visit and be support for them. They may help with giving their breakfast and making their bed daily. Hands on care is when a loved one needs help with dressing, bathing, and anything where the care giver is physically doing things for the loved one.

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Hands on means bathing ,dressing, help with personal care. Companion care is being there in body and mind .

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Maria in San Jose, CA
Jan. 12, 2019

Companion Care this is usually a less intensive, non-medical type service. Often includes activities like taking care of a pet, driving to Doctors appointments or any errand for that matter, light household cleaning, preparing of meals, grocery shopping, washing dishes or clothes and watering plants. Hands-on Care is slightly different; they will generally provide all of the services covered by Companion Care, in addition to more hands-on services like help with taking medication, bathing and dressing hands-on care usually for people who require a much higher degree of assistance rather than merely help with chores and appointments.

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Rhonda in Spring, TX
Jan. 12, 2019

Hand on care means that I am involved with the physical care of your loved one. I am not merely sitting or watching over, but assisting with the activities of daily living, such as feeding, grooming and personal care. It will also usually involve some light housekeeping, pet care, cooking. Companion care means that I will be involved with your loved one as I would a family member of my own - I will come to know what your loved one is interested in, or find some ways to engage him or her, and play an active role in the specific need for having someone around who is considered a friend. This may involve looking at photo albums, reading aloud, crafting, or simply listening to the stories that need to be told. I am happy to provide both of these types of care and excited to get started!

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Linda in Palm Bay, FL
Jan. 12, 2019

HANDS ON CARE MEANS DOING SOMETHING FOR THE RESIDENT LIKE DRESSING BATHING ECT, COMPANION CARE MEANS TALKING WITH THE CLIENT AND NO HANDS LIKE DRESSING BATHING ECT LINDA SORTWELL

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Hands on care involve bathing, dressing, shampoo, shaving. Companion care being there with the client providing companionship, conversation, playing card games, reading to the client.

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hands on care means that the patient has lost the ability to take care of her self in many respects and need someone to do everything for them. Companion care means that the patient can still take care of many aspects of living but would like to do thing beyond what they can accomplish by them selves.

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Helen in Duluth, GA
Jan. 12, 2019

Hands-on care involves asssisting with meals, getting up and down (for disabled people), making beds, cleaning, prompting for medication, shopping, bathing, changing, or feeding. Companioniship care is a matter of being there, making conversation, and keeping a person feeling comfortable. Both roles are important for the same exact people.

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Companion care is when you keep the client company and help with non medical services so that client can remain at home. Hands on Care is typically when a clients needs up to 24hr care, needs assistance with Daily activities, Ned reminders, toileting assist, bathing, dress/groom etc.

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hands on care is to assist the client , companion care is to sit with the client eg read a book , play card, talk ect

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Ruth in Syracuse, NY
Jan. 12, 2019

frty years senior care

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Ciara in Chicago, IL
Jan. 11, 2019

Hands on care is assisting in bathing, dressing, and hygiene care. Companion care is having someone to talk to and be around for comfort.

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Lynn in Fruitland, MD
Jan. 11, 2019

hands on is when the person needs a little help getting dressed or a hug. companion care is just sitting and watching to make sure they are ok on what they are doing like watching tv or sleeping.

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Hands on care is providing assistance with bathing, dressing, taking medications and companion care is a less intensive and non-medical care that basically provides healthy seniors with companionship and emotional support.

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Hands on care is assisting in bathing, toilet us, dressing or to walk or transfer from a wheelchair to a toilet for example .

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Hands-on care covers doing things for a client who can't do it for themselves, like bathing and dressing them, feeding them using utensils, and changing adult briefs. Companions assist a client without hands-on contact. For example, handing a client a washcloth and soap and making sure they don't fall in the shower. Companions will make the meal, but the client feeds him or herself.

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Hands on would mean assisting the client physically as needed. Companion care means providing companionship and assisting with needs but not necessarily any thing physical.

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Diane in Cocoa, FL
Jan. 11, 2019

Hands on care means help with shower/bath, or partial lifting from bed or chair & with some medical knowledge. Companion care means being with client to ensure safety, cooking if needed, cleaning if needed,accompany to doctor. Some areas may overlap, "hands on may also cook, take to Dr, and light housekeeping.

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Hands on care is exactly that..Care preformed on a client that requires the use of your hands. Usually to assist an elderly client who is no longer able to preform ADL's on thier own, or can only do minimal task. Examples of this can include duties such as bathing, taking vitals, Peri-Care, and transfers. Companion care is Emotional support, and companionship for elderly clients who remain either independent and needs to partake in social interaction and connections with others.

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Fatima in Chicago, IL
Jan. 10, 2019

a big difference

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Hands on care is bathing, dressing, fixing hair, applying lotion, etc. Companion care is making sure there safe from anything they can fall on, talking to them and listening, making sure they take there med's, fixing them something to eat.

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User in Columbus, OH
Jan. 10, 2019

Hands on care requires bathing/showering, dressing, feeding, and companion care involves spending time with clients doing activities of interest to the client and conversation.

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Hands on Care involves hygiene assistance and dressing. Companion care is when the caregiver spends time with your loved one by doing activities your loved one enjoys. (Such as playing cards,walking,sewing,working on models etc,)

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Wendy in Ashville, OH
Jan. 10, 2019

To me hands on care is where you are doing most of the work for the person and companion care means someone who can do most things by themselves and need little assistance.

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Hands-on assisting with daily living. Bathing, dressing and skin, mouth, and hair care. Blood pressure, pulse, respiration, medication assistance etc. Companionship is emotional support and companionship

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Hand on Care is Bathing, Feeding and Lifting. Companion Care is being there for the person that's in need.

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Hands on care is when the patient is less mobile, or completely immobile. It means helping with small task, such as assisting with dressing, bathing, assist with feeding etc,. As well as larger task such as turning in the bed, diaper changes, feeding, etc,. Companion care means the patient is more mentally and physically stable, and is able to do much more on the own. It allows the caregiver to spend more time talking, sharing, socializing, becoming their friend, and just being there to help them feel secure.

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Hand on in the that you are help doing the work, are doing it for that person. Companion Care is you there to talk to are do activity with so the will have someone with them so they want be alone.

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Hands on care is assisted care. It means a client needs help with certain tasks during his/her activities for daily living (ADL's). It could be a minimal care need, or it can mean near total care. Because of this broad range, the client should spell out the specifics of how much care is needed or desired when inquiring about the position. Most companion care cases are simply being there to offer a good listening ear or engaging in mutually enjoyable conversation or activities. In these cases the client is generally independent with personal care and mobility. Activities like games, puzzles, reading books, newspaper/magazine articles to them if they are visually impaired, help preparing favorite foods,taking brief walks, or transporting to store or other places can be part of companion care to make the most of a stimulating day for seniors who may want to remain active and/or erase tedious boredom.

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Hands on care is someone who requires more personal care, such as bathing, ADL's. they may require someone to feed them, cook, to do the things they can no longer do on their own. Companion Care is spending time with the client, talking, listening, perhaps light house keeping, cooking and just being there.

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Laura in Garner, NC
Jan. 10, 2019

I think "hands on care" is when a caregiver's hand is physically required to assist someone. Examples would be giving support under the arm to transfer from bed/chair to wheelchair, giving a bath, feeding, wiping at the toilet, emptying a urine bag, etc. Companion care is being with someone to support them with daily living activities such as preparing meals, washing clothes and dishes, changing sheets on the bed, and just being present so that the client is not home alone (sitting and talking, playing cards, etc.).

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someone who will interact with their companion by talking, walking, helping them, and being by their side helping out with cooking a meal or feeding them.

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No difference in meaning.

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No difference.

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Hands on care is a patient who needs help with mobility. Helping to stand up from sitting, help dressing, feeding and bathing. Has a hard time with daily living activity. Companion care is being a friend and gaining a relationship with a patient. Doing things with them whether going out or in their home. A good friend who cares about the all around well being of a client.

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Hands on care entails personal care such as bathing, feeding, dressing, transfer/mobility assistance, medication management, brushing teeth, grooming and assist with incontinence care. Companion care consists of being a friend. Listening, conversing and doing activities together.

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