We are a cooperative of well-trained home companions that walk alongside men and women in their Golden Age. We handle their daily non-medical tasks and help them to get around step-by-step, keeping them safe and caring for them as if they were family.
Since we are worker-owned, we seek to provide
At Golden Steps we begin by getting to know about the seniors’ needs. Our goal is to provide care and support to the seniors so they can continue to carry on a dignified life in their homes. Companions are well prepared and eager to make the seniors feel as if they are with family cared for, attended to and loved.
Training and Education
All 21 members have completed a 12-week training:
– Developmental stages of late-life.
– Anti-oppression and cultural competency.
– Topics related to depression among the elderly.
– How to detect signs of Alzheimer’s disease.
– Elder abuse prevention and intervention.
– Activities to stimulate an elder person’s physical, emotional, cognitive and mental condition.
– Skill-building on effective and positive communication among companion, elder client, and family.
• The members are committed to ongoing learning. They have instituted a training committee that assesses for new learning needs within the cooperative and plans for monthly workshops, training, and seminars.
– Adult/Child/Infant CPR and First Aid.
– A Health and Nutrition Program through Cornell University Cooperative Extension.
– Each member has three references available upon request.
– Members have received a physical examination.