Helping Companions

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Enriching Lives, One Connection at a Time

This community is dedicated to enhancing the lives of seniors by connecting them with compassionate Companions who provide not only company but also enriching activities and help with daily tasks.

Search For Your Companion Match

Sharing Passions

Connect over shared interests

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Enriching Activities

Learn skills & new experiences


Helpful Tasks

Light cleaning, cooking, & tasks


Home Visits

Casual visits and routine check-ins


Virtual Check-ins

Phone calls or scheduled virtual calls

Finding the right companion for you

Find a verified companion who is the perfect match, connect to discuss details, book their service!

Request To Find A Companion Match

1. Discover Companions

Search through available companions in your area who match the criteria and form of companionship you're looking for.


2. Send an inquiry

Connect with your short-list of companions to explore who is the right person for you.


3. Book their service

Book their service and don't forget to leave a review!


We aim to battle the ever-growing epidemic of loneliness among seniors

"...loneliness is rooted in a vicious cycle. Not only can existing health problems such as Fred’s increase the risk of social isolation that leads to loneliness, but loneliness itself poses a significant health risk: it is twice as unhealthy as obesity. One study found that the loneliest individuals it assessed were 50% more likely to die during the six-year research period than the least lonely." - Blue Zones Article

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Become a companion for seniors

Have a passion for forging connections & helping others? Becoming a helpful companion is for you!

Request To Become A Companion

1. List your passions

Fill out our form to post your services as a companion. We will reach out for credentials such as a reference check and ID.


2. Add your payout details

Add your bank account number and go through an identity verification process so we can send your earnings for bookings.


3. Start accepting bookings

You'll get notified by email when there's a new booking. You can see who is booking and decide to accept or decline.

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Community Safety

The process of carefully vetting companions before they officially join the Helping Companions community is a vital step in ensuring the safety and well-being of all members. Here is our process:

Video Call Interview: The first step is a video call interview with the potential companion. This allows the Helping Companions team to get to know the person on a more personal level and answer their questions.

ID Verification: The second step involves a thorough ID check. This is essential to ensure the identity of the companion is valid and verifiable.

Background Check: To take safety measures even further, a third-party background check is conducted on potential companions. This comprehensive background check examines various aspects of the companion's history, particularly focusing on any criminal background, including cases of fraud.

Our aim is to give members peace of mind, knowing that they can engage with companions who have been carefully screened and selected to provide a safe and enriching experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Helping Companion?

We are an online community that connects seniors seeking companionship with thoroughly vetted individuals who provide companionship and non-medical support.

Who can become a Companion?

Individuals who are 18+, compassionate, enjoy spending time with seniors, and pass our comprehensive background checks can sign up to be Companions.

How do we vet Companions?

We conduct background and vulnerability checks, verify references, and conduct personal interviews to ensure that all Companions meet our safety and reliability standards.

How are Seniors & Companions matched?

Seniors and Companions can view the online profiles or contact us directly to assist, if they can not find the right match. Matches are made by individual choices based on shared interests, location, and personal preferences to ensure compatibility.

What kind of activities can Companions and Seniors do together?

Activities can range from simple conversation, walks, attending events, playing games, enjoying hobbies together and other activities listed on profiles.

Do Companions provide medical services?

No, Helping Companions focuses solely on providing companionship. We do not offer medical or home care services but can offer refer organizations that do.

Are Companions employees of Helping Companions?

No, Companions are independent contractors who use join our community to connect with Seniors. Companions set their own rates, schedules and services offered.

Are the Companions trained?

Companions are provided with guidelines and resources on how to foster rewarding, positive and engaging interactions with Seniors. Specific training is not required as our service solely focuses on companionship.

How much does this cost?

When booking a Companion, their hourly rates and minimum visit times are listed on their profile. Helping Companions has two options. We can either charge a 20% platform and support fee for each transaction, or you can pay an annual membership fee of $199.

Can I choose my own Companion?

Yes, seniors have the ability to review the various Companion profiles and select the individual they feel most comfortable with.

Are services available 24/7?

While Companion availability does vary, we strive to provide a wide range of schedules to fit individual needs, including extended Companionship.

What measures are taken to ensure Senior privacy and security?

We strictly adhere to privacy laws and use secure systems to protect personal data.

How long are the companionship visits?

Visit times can vary based on individual agreements between Seniors and Companions, ranging from a few hours to extended days companionship.

Can Seniors leave feedback about their Companions?

Yes, we value feedback and encourage both Seniors and Companions to rate and leave reviews of their experiences on our website.

What kind of support does Helping Companions provide?

Our customer service team offers ongoing support including frequent checkins, resolve issues, and to answer any questions that may arise.

Can family members be involved in the selection process?

Absolutely! Family members are encouraged to participate in selecting and approving a suitable Companion for their loved ones.

Can Companions help with errands or household chores?

While the primary role of a Companion is to provide companionship, they do list what errands or tasks they are available to offer during their visit on their profiles.

Can Seniors and Companions meet prior to booking?

Based on the preference listed on the Companions and Seniors profile they can either meet virtually online, by phone, or in person.

Can services be customized based on specific needs or desires?

Certainly! We recognize the diversity of our community and we encourage personalization to create the most enjoyable and supportive experience possible and our team is here to help.

How many Companions can a Senior meet with?

There is no limit to how many different Companions a Senior can meet with; we encourage finding the ideal match and having different companionship experiences.

How can I get started with Helping Companions?

Simply sign up on our website, create a profile, and start browsing available Companions in your area. If you can find a match, please reach out to our support team to help.

Are services available nationwide?

We are working to expand our services nationwide, however availability may vary based on location. Check our website or reach out to our support team for up-to-date service areas

Can Seniors and Companions meet prior to a first booking?

Based on the preference listed on the Companions profile they can either meet online, by phone or in person.

What happens if a match doesn't work out?

People are people and there are many personalities that do not necessarily work well together. If a Senior is not satisfied, they can simply make a new choice.

How do payments work

Payments to Companions are processed directly through the Helping Companions platform for convenience, safety and security.

Are there any contracts or long-term commitments?

Life has a way of interrupting well made plans. Our service allows for flexibility without long-term contracts. You can book one session or longer term.

How do you handle emergencies?

In any emergency, it’s important to call local emergency services immediately. Please also notify Helping Companions support as soon as possible.

Excited To Connect!

We're excited to connect with you! Please don't hesitate to reach out to us so that we can address all your questions and assist you in getting started.