Care Companions

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Care Companions

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Independent Living at Home

There is no place like home. However, sometimes, living at home as we age can be challenging. Care Companions will help you live independently, with dignity, in the familiar comfort of home.

Independent Living at Home

There is no place like home. However, sometimes, living at home as we age can be challenging. Care Companions will help you live independently, with dignity, in the familiar comfort of home.

Nonmedical Home Care from a Nonprofit You Trust

As a nonprofit, Unity is dedicated to transforming the way we experience aging throughout Northeast Wisconsin. Care Companions recognizes that most people wish to live independently in their home and offers a wide range of personalized services to meet their ever-changing needs. You choose only the services you want and how frequently you wish to receive assistance. Our caregivers are carefully matched with your needs and backed by the resources of Unity, the region’s most trusted name in compassionate and dignified care since 1977.

10 Signs You May Need Home Care Assistance

Care Companions may be appropriate if you or a loved-one is…

  1. Forgetting to take medications as scheduled/prescribed
  2. Needing more assistance with personal care and other once independent tasks
  3. Bathing or grooming on an infrequent basis
  4. Falling behind on household chores or daily tasks
  5. Struggling to shop for and prepare healthy meals
  6. Becoming less physically active, avoiding social interaction or losing interest in hobbies
  7. Feeling lonely, depressed, anxious, isolated or bored
  8. Walking with an unsteady gait or experiencing decreased mobility such as having problems getting up from a seated position
  9. Feeling exhausted, overwhelmed or frustrated due to the emotional and physical demands of caregiving
  10. Wishing to live independently at home for as long as possible
Printable list of signs you may need home care assistance

Menu of Services

Personal Assistance

  • Bathing tasks, grooming, hygiene, and dressing
  • Walking, sitting, standing, and transferring
  • Toileting and incontinence care
  • Morning wake-up and evening tuck-in
  • Medication reminders
  • Daily exercise
  • Mobility and range of motion

Companionship

  • Conversation and professional companionship
  • Lead activities that bring joy, provide mental stimulation, and encourage physical and emotional wellbeing
  • Coordinate social functions and visits
  • Assist with letter writing and mail
  • Communicating with family

Housekeeping Tasks

  • Balanced meal preparation and clean-up
  • Grocery list preparation, shopping, and pick-up
  • Check food expirations
  • Light housekeeping
  • Changing linens
  • Washing laundry, ironing, and folding clothes
  • Pet care (litterbox, feeding, brushing, walks)

Outdoor Activities

  • Taking walks
  • Outdoor outings
  • Bringing in mail and newspapers
  • Gardening
  • Taking out garbage/recycling

Specialty Services

  • Short-term respite care relief for primary caregiver responsibilities
  • Home safety check including assessment of lighting, handrails, stairs, floors, smoke detectors, appliances and more to identify ways to improve home safety
  • Individualized cognitive-support for those living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other cognitive challenges, ensuring consideration of personal life history, routines, and preferences
Printable List of Care Companions Services
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Where is care provided?

Unity will offer Care Companions beginning August 9th to residents of Brown, Southern Oconto, Northeast Outagamie and Southeast Shawano Counties – with plans to expand its service territory in the future. The program is available to anyone in the community, including Unity’s existing hospice and palliative patients.

How is it paid for?

Care Companions is a private-pay program that may be covered by some long-term care policies. You choose only the services you want and how frequently you wish to receive assistance.

Why Choose Unity?

Unity is the only locally owned and operated nonprofit hospice in the region. With over 40 years’ experience as an innovator in hospice and palliative care, we are here to deliver strength, compassion and support. We remain committed to reinvest our financial resources back into patient care to improve the wellbeing of those in our community.

Nonprofit

Nonprofit hospices have been shown to provide*:

  • wider ranges of services
  • higher staff to patient ratios
  • a more comprehensive grief support program
  • charity care

*Source: National Hospice Survey Results For-Profit Status, JAMA Internal Medicine, April 2014

Most Experienced

Unity, the first hospice in the state of Wisconsin and the third in the nation, has provided high quality, compassionate end-of-life care for over 40 years. Trust that our well established protocols and seasoned staff will exceed your expectations of care.

Local Partnerships

Unity is the sole provider of inpatient hospice at Bellin Green Bay Hospital, Bellin Oconto Hospital, HSHS St. Clare Hospital, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center, HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, Marinette Aurora Bay Area Medical Center and Door County Medical Center. We also partner with area nursing homes & assisted living facilities to ensure seamless care in all settings.

Rapid Response Time

Unity’s local care teams, coupled with our partnership with area pharmacies and agencies enable us to ensure prompt pain and symptom control as well emotional and spiritual support to patients and families.

Veteran Care

Our end-of-life experts are specially trained in recognizing and supporting the needs of Veterans while promoting dignity, appreciation and respect. Our Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer Program and other unique Veteran-centered services ensure a meaningful end-of-life journey.

Community Grief Support

Navigating through the grieving process after the loss of a loved one can be difficult. Unity’s grief programs support not only family and friends of Unity patients, but also all members of the community. Unity offers a broad offering of regional grief support groups including Generations, the area’s only support group for children and teens.

Jack and Engrid Meng Hospice Residence

Unity’s Jack and Engrid Meng Residence provides an alternative care option for those seeking either around-the-clock skilled nursing care or temporary caregiver relief. Located on 34 acres in De Pere, Wisconsin, experience compassionate care in a private room.

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