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Homesharing What Are The Benefits For Elderly

Founded in 2015 Elder Home Share has been matching up compatible home share companions with elderly living along since January 2016, creating a win-win scenario for both the homeowner and home share companion. Saoirse Sheridan the Founder of Elder Home Share has home shared for 6 years plus and had direct experience with the benefits of homesharing for all parties.

Elderly and the benefits of Homesharing

Homesharing is a form of living arrangement where elderly individuals share their homes with others in exchange for companionship, assistance with daily tasks. It can be a beneficial option for both the elderly person and the homesharer. Here are some ways homesharing can provide support for the elderly:

  1. Companionship: Homesharing can combat social isolation by providing companionship and emotional support. Elderly individuals may benefit from having someone around to talk to, share meals with, or engage in activities together.

  2. Assistance with daily tasks: Homesharers can assist with various daily tasks that may become challenging for the elderly. This can include meal preparation, light housekeeping, grocery shopping, or running errands. Having someone to help with these activities can help the elderly person maintain their independence and improve their quality of life.

  3. Safety and security: Homesharing can provide an added sense of security for elderly individuals, especially if they live alone. Having another person in the home can offer reassurance and help in case of emergencies or accidents.

  4. Peace of mind for family members: Homesharing can provide peace of mind for family members who may worry about their elderly loved ones living alone. Knowing that someone is present to offer assistance and support can ease concerns and ensure that their family member is well-cared for.

Elder Home Share enables families to connect with potential matches, interview candidates and then when a companion has been chosen and accepts the match we do a character reference check on the companion click here to view or process on our Homeowner FAQ page. Elder Home Share will check in with both the next of kin of the homeowner and the home share companion with a call at the end of week one and then again at the end of the trial month to see how the match is going. We will then reach out on a monthly basis for the duration of the match via email and with an opportunity to schedule a check in call.

If you are concerned about an elderly loved one living alone reach out to us today to find out more about how a home share companion could brighten up the life of your elderly loved one. Our mission is to help you and extend life at home for your loved one.



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Saoirse Sheridan 

Founder and CEO

Home Share Companion

Elder Home Share

Fumbally Exchange

Argus House, Blackpitts,

Merchants Quay, Dublin

Tel: 087 13 85 628

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