Omaha ElderCare Resource Handbook:
Non-Medical Companion Services
Non-medical companies provide companionship services to those in need of light assistance in order to remain independent in their own home. These services typically include meal preparation and light housekeeping. Limited personal cares may also be available.
Most home care registries and home health agencies offer non-medical companion services.
Respite Care is short-term or temporary care of a sick or disabled individual to provide relief to the primary caregiver who is usually a family member.
Home care companies and most living options can be used for respite care. Consult the listings for Caregiver Resources for help in researching options and the Financial Concerns & Resources section for financial assistance.
Volunteer Companion Programs
Most Hospice organizations have a volunteer companion program.