An Evidence-Based Approach
Friend Care: Beyond Aides and Companions
Sharing a laugh, talking about favorite experiences and memories, finding ways to modify activities that once brought joy and satisfaction are what a friend brings to a relationship. The techniques that I have developed over 30 years to provide Friend Care addresses the isolation that your loved one may be experiencing as his or her abilities to engage in meaningful relationships, experiences and activities becomes limited because of physical or mental challenges.
Aides and companions can provide help to overcome some of the physical challenges of everyday life, but Friend Care is about providing the mental stimulation and engagement that makes someone feel alive and less isolated. My Friend Care gives families peace of mind that their loved one is not only safe, but happy.
Who benefits from this work?
Whether your loved one is bed-bound, home-bound, or up for outings, authentic friendship will transform their experience of life. I work with people with dementia including Alzheimers, sight or hearing impairment, social anxiety, general depression, loneliness, and isolation. No matter the state of your loved one, this type of focused connection can change the neuroplasticity of the brain and alter their sense of well-being and purpose.