Frequently Asked Questions
Annasus Companion Care, LLC is a locally-owned North Carolina companion care service. Below you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.
We understand every case is different. Please feel free to send us any unique questions or concerns you may have. Someone will get back to you within 24 hours.
Why should I use a Companion Care Service rather than hire someone directly?
Companion/client interactions are intimate by nature. The Companion is there to assist with many of the most personal tasks of daily living. It is absolutely vital that this person be compassionate, trustworthy, skilled, empathetic, and professional.
All our Companions must have a high school diploma; have undergone thorough background checks; and are experienced caregivers. In addition, as a local companion care agency, Annasus provides our employees with regular training and supervision to uphold the highest-quality client care.
How much does companion care cost?
The hourly rate for this relatively affordable care varies by state. The average wage for a companion caregiver in North Carolina is $10.90 per hour.
However, each client has different needs. Our customized care plans allow us to find just the right amount of care for your unique situation.
Our rates are very competitive. Please contact us for a free consultation to determine the level of care you require.
Are the Companions required to have a license?
Companion care is typically the best option for otherwise healthy individuals who need assistance in order to live safely and independently at home. This option can often delay the premature depletion of resources caused by costly stays at full-time care facilities. Companions provide non-medical services that make life more manageable for the client. There is no license for these vital services.
Our experienced Companions receive up-to-date training on best practices for understanding the aging process, identifying the needs of their clients, supporting their clients’ emotionally, and motivating them to stay engaged with living, not simply existing.
Do you provide aid to those in hospitals, assisted-living or nursing homes?
Absolutely! Being away from home and adjusting to a new environment can be very stressful. Patients receiving medical treatments are often agitated and confused. Having a calm, reassuring presence dedicated to making them feel safe and secure is comforting.
Securing a Companion to provide sitter services guarantees the client a constant, watchful presence. The sitter is there to provide emotional support, companionship, and assistance with appropriate non-medical needs.
In addition to providing personal care for the client, a Companion can be the eyes and ears for loved ones when they are unable to be present themselves. You can count on our Companion to keep you up-to-date on important aspects of your loved ones’ treatment.
How do I become a Personal Companion?le Goes Here
Becoming a Personal Companion is an excellent way to enter the healthcare industry. To become a Companion for Annasus Companion Care, you must:
- Demonstrate empathy and caring when working with clients
- Have a high school diploma
- Be able to pass an extensive background check
- Possess a valid driver’s license and insurance
- Possess a Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (CPR)
• Possess a Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (CPR
- Provide Immunization record for Hepatitis A, and a negative TB test record
- Provide 3 personal/professional references
There is a growing demand for skilled healthcare professionals. If you think you have what it takes to become a Personal Companion, click here to apply.
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Annasus Companion Care provides non-medical services for clients 18 years or older who require a bit of assistance to live safely independent lives .
Our Personal Companions are highly skilled in providing customized services to ensure the well-being of
Our Service Guarantee
You can count on us to provide:
Customized compassionate care from experienced Personal Companions
Daily, local supervision by a Registered Nurse
Time and resources to support existing care plans
Reminders and encouragement for client compliance with medical instructions
Ongoing monitoring of clients’ overall welfare