Personal Home Care Aides, Attendants and Companions Provide Non-Medical Assistance

Our non-medical, personal home care aide, attendants and companions visit our clients in their homes as often as is necessary; for short visits or 24 hours a day as a private duty companion. They provide emotional support, caregiver assistance, light housekeeping and companionship to help senior and elderly adults function independently in their own home environments.

Home health aides often act as a surrogate caregiver and friend when family members or loved ones can’t be present. It can give family and friends the peace of mind that their loved one is getting the attention he or she deserves, the companionship they desire and the care they need to remain safe at home.

All personal home care staff members receive specialized training. Depending on the caregiver’s level of certification, they may perform functions in several different levels of non-medical home care services including companion care, attendant care and home health aide services.

Companion Care Services

This person will not provide hands-on care for the client (such as feeding and dressing) but will provide companionship, provide respite for the main caregiver, offer encouragement and perform light housekeeping tasks. Duties may include:

  • Washing dishes
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Light cleaning
  • Mopping and vacuuming
  • Changing bed linens
  • Watering plants
  • Preparing meals
  • Grocery shopping
  • Recreational activities such as taking walks, playing games and reading
  • Performing miscellaneous errands
  • Taking care of pets
  • Taking the client to appointments

Attendant Care Services

Our home health aide attendants can serve the same functions as a companion, but also may provide hands-on care of the client. Duties may include:

  • Bathing, hair washing and shaving
  • Dressing assistance
  • Medication reminders
  • Assistance with toileting
  • Other personal care needs

Home Health Aide Services

Alliance home health aides can perform hands-on care including all functions of a companion and attendant. Home health aides also are certified by the State of Indiana as health care providers. More information on health aide services is available here.

Contact Alliance to talk to a care coordinator or schedule an in-home visit.

Alliance Home Health Care
9607 North College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46280

Phone: (317) 581-1100

Fax: (317) 816-3131

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Testimonial

“Rose and Violet have been angels to Margaret and our family. They have treated her with complete dignity and respect and great care.”
— Client’s family member



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