Companionship

Caregiving, your way

Most people want to stay at home as they age. But living alone can be lonely. That’s why Sweatergang offers in-home companionship. Our caregivers understand how isolating it can be at home. That’s why they strive to motivate and inspire seniors through engaging conversation and activity. Life is richer when shared! We make every effort to match our clients with caregivers who have similar interests and backgrounds – helping to spark authentic conversation and meaningful friendships.

Conversation

We believe real companionship is about sharing stories, forming relationships and spending time doing the things you enjoy the most – with people who enjoy them too. That may mean looking through old photo albums over a cup of tea, going for a walk in the park, or chatting over a game of cards.

Meal Preparation and Shopping

Food is one of the purest joys in life. But when mobility is an issue or it’s difficult getting to the store, preparing meals can be a daily struggle. Our caregivers are here to lend a helping hand with shopping, meal planning, cooking, or whatever is needed. Besides, a good meal is always more fun when you have company.

Overnight Companions

Your needs aren’t only between the hours of 9 and 5, and neither is our care. We offer around the clock service, so if evenings and overnights are required, we’ve got you covered.

Organized Activities

Getting out of the house can be a challenge, especially if you’re no longer driving. Our caregivers are at your service to bring you wherever you want to go! They can also suggest ideas for outings you might enjoy together.

“I hired Sweatergang Companions to provide support to my husband Harold. Harold has dementia and his world was getting smaller and smaller as he could no longer participate in his previous pastimes. Every week, Christine comes prepared with customized ideas and activities. She has retrieved and recorded his memories, provided games and exercises and taken him on many excursions such as Christmas shopping, the sugar bush, walks along the river and buying doughnuts. Sweatergang Companions are very responsible and handle dementia related lapses with dignity and humour. Harold is more communicative and engaged because of these effort and he looks forward to the visits. He is living life, rather than having it pass by. I highly recommend Sweatergang Companions.”

A. Elkington

Almonte, ON

Are you a knitter?

Did you know we have an enthusiastic knitting and crocheting group called Sweatergang Stitchers? Our members use donated wool to make lap blankets (Lapghans) for seniors. These blankets are donated to long term care facilities and hospitals.

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