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

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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 is when a caregiver has to physically touch the patient or elderly people such as toileting, oral care, peri care, showers, transfers, and feeding. Companion care is only providing talking, playing board games, watching t.v. going out shopping and the movies, out to dinner and all of that sort, nothing physical.

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Mary in New Hill, NC
Feb. 5, 2019

Hands on mean that you have to physically help help a patient with there needs. Companion care is as not as much hands on,you are are insure their safety,meal prep,med reminders or even a little housekeeping.

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Well, hands on, would include bathing assistance, or assistance, with mobility, hygiene, doing things that require hands on care whereas, companion care, it pretty much just hanging out with said client, playing games, watching tv, doing dishes, or laundry, just helping out. hope this helps!

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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 means you do personal assistanc, like assistance with baths, dressing,mobility and things of that nature. Companion is simply that, talk with, mef reminders, possibly take phone calls if they dont communicate as well to keep tbem from scammers that call .

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Companion care is someone who does not have nursing certifications / experience where a caregiver is someone who completes annual training and gets certifications in nursing.

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Hands on care deals more with clients who needs more help with active daily living from dressing, feeding, medication prompts, mobility and the likes including companionship. Companion care is for clients who just need someone to be there for them so they are not alone, including light cleaning, meal preps, some errands and maybe, medication prompts

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User in Knoxville, TN
Feb. 23, 2019

They can coincide, if need be. Companion care can just be elderly sitting(companionship) Hands on can cover personal hygiene, such as bathing, meal preparation, feeding and medication assistance and so....

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companion care is minimal contact to person where as contact care is you fully inter act with client taking care of them such as feeding cleaning and taking to bathroom or changing them

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"Companion" is just that, spending time talking, walking, going out to eat, etc. "Hands on care" is 'personal care'; bathroom, bathing, dressing, applying lotion, "touching the patient". I would charge less as a companion versus a hands on caregiver. If housekeeping, pet-care, etc are needed, those should be discussed during the decision to hire a caregiver and cost involved.

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Anita in Sardis, MS
Feb. 12, 2019

Hands on is when you assist a patient to do thier essential personal care just as bathing perenial care, might need personal care.Might need help to bed.Companion is more keep them company, and help transfer from one area to another, and go for walks.

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"Hands on" care are tasks such as washing, personal care such as help with bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming and medication reminders. These services can be performed by a nurse, certified nursing assistants (CNA), home health aides (HHA). Companion care A companion is a person who has no formal training and provides "companionship" but no "hands on" care.

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Companion care is just that, companionship. It requires no toileting, no changing dippers, no feeding, no transporting, etc. Whereas hands-on-care, does require you to be hands on: assistance with toileting, changing dippers, bathing, feeding, etc.

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Hands on care consists of bathing, feeding, changing depends, dressing etc. Companion care is where the client can do the above for themselves and the caregiver is there to direct them gently to do those daily activities. Campanion care usually will help the client prepare meals and help clean up. Mostly the client is heavily involved with companion care.

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The contrast between hands-on care and companion care is hands-on care usually means care is medically or physically required. Companion care is termed more for quality-of-life and companionship between the patient and the caregiver.

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Barbara in Ayer, MA
Feb. 7, 2019

hands on care is simply personal care allowing the client to be as independent as possible I usually ask my clients to do possible while I do impossible allowing them to help as much as possible. Companion care do not touch personally. assist with wheelchair but nothing personal. play cards do puzzles read cook knit sew do errands etc.

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Sharon in Apopka, FL
Feb. 6, 2019

Hands on care is: Bathing, dressing, feeding, assisting with walking etc... Companion care is: Providing company to the person, playing card games, go to the movies, talking etc...

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Companion typically are supposed to entertain the client, clean, cook, transport, shop, and do errands. "Hands on" CNA's do personal care. Like: bathe, wash hair, help with meds, take vitals, dress and help with personal needs.

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Companion care is when you are there as a companion. You may be assisting with light things, but you are there primary for "company" Hands on, is when you are there assisting them with bathing-dressing, etc.

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Hello there, to the best of my knowledge, hands on care usually implies help for an individual doing the activities of daily living as they are called...dressing , feeding , bathing, mobility etc in varying degrees. They made also need medication help and other medical assistance such as wound care, dressing changes,O2 needs and such. Companion care may also require a few of these but usually refers to helping an individual keep active mentally and socially, meal prep, errand running, transportation to dr's appoint, hair dressers and such and generally making sure that person has outside contact checking in on them for their welfare and the peace of mind of the family. I have found each family will have specified requests and hopefully the caregiver has the skills tailored to each specific need. Most senior care clients may require alittle of both sides of the care scale, or as old age/medical conditions deteriorate, they move into requiring more help for things they were able to accomplish on their own before.Hope is helps, good luck!

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I think hands on care relate to physically touching the client. Guiding them to the bathtub or toilet, helping dress them, helping them walk, lifting them out of a wheelchair, etc. Companion care I think relates more to socially interacting with a client. I have a client and we talk, do jigsaw puzzles, etc. She is physically independent.

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Beth in Peyton, CO
Feb. 2, 2019

ask the client what they mean by this, never take on a care assignment without meeting the family and client first.

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I do not6 think there is a difference all care is hands on care.

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Yimerfi in Tampa, FL
Feb. 1, 2019

Hands on care is direct assistance for the client and companion doesn't need hands on care.

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Having hands on care is assisting with bathing , cooking , exercise , Hoyer lifts , etc . Companion care is more of an assisting an independent senior with help or conversation . Company and outings , hairdresser and appts . I feel both are my responsibility in every home .

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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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Hands on meaning helping someone physically like assisting someone to the bathroom, bathing,transferring ect. and companion care is more like socializing with the person, running errands together ect. hope that helps! :D

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I think companion care is not a proper term, there is no way a caregiver can be at a client s house and not to put hands on, because you are there to help the client. the proper term is " hands on care " there is no such thing as companion care. you are there because the client is in need for help, maybe the work is light, however, at someone point during the shift you will have your hands on. there is no such thing as companion care

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hands on care is providing director practical care. companion care isis a form of home care offering non medical care to an older adult are people with medical disabilities.

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Hand on care is more of providing actual bathing, dressing, toileting assistance where as companion care is more of observing them while the perform those task mentioned. Also companion care could simply being there to provide conversation and interaction, fixing a simple meal, make sure they took their medications, etc.

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Hands on care is to help with taking medication, bathing, and dressing. Companion care is primarily emotional support. Also Including meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, and shopping, and companionship.

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Amber in Lincoln, CA
Jan. 28, 2019

Hands on care means they require physical assistance such as showering, transferring, etc. and companion care is spending time together, running to dr.appt, errands etc.

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Companion care is more like helping the person around, it is less intensive. However, hands on care is more intense, we must help the client with bathing feeding transporting and so on.

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User in Ooltewah, TN
Jan. 27, 2019

"Hands on care" defined as: involving physical touch by hands actively/personally "Companion care" defined as: emotional/mental support; companionship, the act of being physically in the presence of someone

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Brenda in Austin, TX
Jan. 27, 2019

hands on care is "more"than just being there, ie:helping with changing clothes , undergarmets, (diapers),preparing and feeding, bathing (more than stand by and assist)companion care is being in the presence of the client and making sure that they are doing all daily routines themselves.

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User in Arlington, MA
Jan. 27, 2019

I have over ten years experience in Senior care. I am a part-time school teacher and have lots of PATIENCE! I am willing to adjust my schedule with the right fit. Thank you, Marianne Vallarelli

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Carole in Jamaica, NY
Jan. 27, 2019

I'm over 20 years experience care giver. I'm willing to start with the minimum wages and up.

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Total care fully depend on care giver ,and companion care mean make resident happy and help when they needed

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Monique in Chico, CA
Jan. 26, 2019

hands on care is when you are physically working with someone; such as dressing and grooming. companion care is being able to be their for someone emotionally and share compassion and interest someone else has. To be kind and gently and understanding and friendly is to be a companion.

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Alison in Daphne, AL
Jan. 26, 2019

I believe Hands on Care means that you assist with everything from Meal prep/feeding to assisting to the toilet. Companion care means the client can do everything for themselves but needs transportation to the store, carrying of groceries, etc. Spending time with the client.

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Hands on requires more one on one assistance in addition to companion care, Campanion care is engaging client in conversation, and appropriate activities, making sure they eat nutritional meals and take their medications.

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Ana in Houston, TX
Jan. 25, 2019

hands on care is when you assist a patient to do their essential personal care such as bathing, perenial care, might need personal care in the bed. Companion on the other hand is more to keep them company, and to help them transfer from one area to another, to take them for walks.

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Miriam in Slidell, LA
Jan. 25, 2019

Hands on care is you have to do Total Care 101%, but you still have to show Companion and Compassion. But, Companion Care is just like having a girl or guys dates. But, also there are still things that you have to help them with personal care. Thanks, Miriam Pichon

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hands on care is more hands on, like brushing hair/teeth. compainon care is more sitting and talking helping here and there

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to me Hands-on and companion are one in the same. I cant be a friend and not help those around me when i see the opportunity.

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Hands on care means the caregiver will "physically" be giving care to the patient.On the other end companion care is more of emotional,spiritual or mental support.

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User in Orlando, FL
Jan. 24, 2019

Hands care is that you help with shower dressing feeding, and companion care you help with making meals run an errand and just talk with the person

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"Hands on care" is when a person needs help with Activities of daily living such as medication reminder bathing and dressing while "companion care" is helping with chores, shopping and keeping the person's company.

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I know that they are asking for a companionship for their Father but i think that the rate should be $18 to $20 per hour after all it going to be a lot of walking and on the go if their father like to be on the move he is not going to want to sit much...

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User in San Diego, CA
Jan. 23, 2019

COMPANION CARE-SOMEONE WHO DO NOT HAVE VERY MUCH EXPERIENCE, MOSTLY SITTING WITH PATIENT VISITING, MAKING MEALS, LIGHT CLEANING. HANDS ON CARE MEANS YOU ARE SKILLED TO DO THE JOB, YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE, CHANGING DIAPERS, HYLOR LIFT, TRANSFER PT FROM BED TO WHEEL CHAIR, USE OF GATE BELT, MEDS, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE AT ALL LEVELS OF CARE.

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Hilary in Frisco, TX
Jan. 23, 2019

Hands on care is when the individuale needs help bathing, dressing, etc. Companion care is to keep the individuale safe but is able to fend for themselves,but if needed help with something its ok as well

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Hands-on care refers to ADLs (activities of daily livings) such as toileting, hygiene (bathing, oral care, dressing), eating, ambulation and transferring of the client, and medication administration. Companion care is exactly that: companionship, socializing, mental and physical stimulation. Oftentimes caregivers hired as companions also do light housekeeping, errands and some cooking.

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I believe hands on is needed for help with changing briefs for bedridden folks, to assisting with bathing, cleaning sores & wounds to keep them from getting worse. Companion care to me is being there for them and lending an ear and a soft touch to their hand. Watching perhaps a favorite television show with them. Listening and sharing

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hands on care is that, I have the experience that is needed to be fitted for the job. companion care is being present with the other person, I could be there with a person and really not be present with the other person. companionship is really listening, being engage with a human being laughing talking listening caring, compassionate, understanding on what the other person is going through.

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Hands on Care will involve a hygiene routine, transfers, toilet assistance, and a higher level of care than say Companion Care. Companion Care addresses ADL's egs. shopping, transportation, meals etc.

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Companion care is more sitting and keeping them busy where as hands on means actually doing things for them.

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User in Tampa, FL
Jan. 21, 2019

Hand on care is you actually physically care i.e. bathing , changing, feeding, ect while companion you keep them company, play games, go for walks, have conversations companion is more for clients whom can care for themselves but need someone to be there

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User in Naples, FL
Jan. 21, 2019

Hello. Usually, hands-on care means that help is needed with tasks such as bathing and dressing and companion care is when help is needed with companionship such as playing cards, taking walks, having conversations, eating meals together, shopping, etc. But always ask the person who wrote the job description and they will tell you exactly what they mean to be sure what the job entails. Hands-on care and companion care might mean one thing to one person and another thing to another.

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Hands-on care is to help with taking medication, bathing, and dressing. Companion care is primarily emotional support. Also Including meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, and shopping, and companionship.

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Companion care is non medical.,like driving to doctor's appointment's washing clothes ect. Hand's on care means a person with a much higher degree of assistance like medication management, bathing and dressing.

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Hands on Care: requires action, becoming involved in the care receiver individualized care for the best possible quality of life. Companion Care: Respecting the care receivers space and wishes,be emotional support, encourage, maintain safe environment and compassion. While supporting and engaging in the comfort level of the care receivers request.

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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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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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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.