84 Hotham St, Preston VIC 3072

Office Hours: MON – FRI 09:00am – 5:00pm


Email: info@gihc.com.au


The Importance of Companionship

Friendship is one of the most valuable and important things in life, for people of all ages. It can be more difficult for seniors to remain connected with others for several reasons. The focus of companion care is to help seniors cultivate meaningful relationships and connect with their local communities, while living an active and fulfilling lifestyle.

We are aware of the importance of social contact and companionship care to our clients’ quality of life. Our approach to care and support is relationship-based, not being solely focused task-based. We understand that care is personal. We match each client with a compatible care worker. Companions offer invaluable friendship and emotional support to the elderly.

Harvard Medical School released an article on the benefits of strong relationships, stating that that regular companionship can result in being happier, result in having fewer health issues resulting in living longer, while having fewer companionship can be detrimental to once’s health.

A 2015 study published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science found that interaction is crucial to emotional health and isolation can result in health deterioration and is associated with higher rates of chronic disease, depression, and dementia.

Connecting with people significantly enhances quality of life. regular social interaction with other adults. Our staff start by understanding who they support, and finding out more about them, through conversations, companionship, sharing meals, social outings, outdoor activities, crafts, games, reminiscing and more.

Does your elderly loved one need some extra help around the house – or even some company and companionship? Our experienced, caring companions would be glad to assist. We are dedicated to helping seniors live independently and with dignity in the comfort of their own homes.

Gratitude In-Home Care offers a free safety Assessment of the entire home and can organise for any modifications to be done, cleaning and decluttering. GIHC can also help with making sure the correct medication is taken every day and night, as well as providing around the clock care if needed.Contact us to have a no-charge, no-obligation chat about your options.

We offer the following Services:

  • Personal care
  • Palliative care
  • Overnight & 24-hour care
  • Respite care
  • Medication assistance
  • Nursing services
  • After hospital care
  • Companionship
  • Shopping support and meal preparation
  • Gardening and home maintenance
  • Transport support
  • Assistance with household tasks
  • Community access

Contact us to have a no-charge, no-obligation chat about your options.
For more info, visit our website at: https://GIHC.com.au/ Call us on (03) 9863 6959, email us at info@gihc.com.au