Companion Services for Older Adults
LSS companion services provide customized support, transportation and friendship for older adults who want to live at home, stay healthy and remain as independent as possible. We offer two companion services across Minnesota.
Due to the current pandemic, Companion services are currently being offered via phone and video chat with limited outdoor in-person visits.
Our Senior Companion service is available to qualifying older adults across Minnesota and North Dakota. Trained volunteers visit older adults a few hours each week and offer friendship, support at their homes and transportation to community activities.
Funding for Senior Companion is provided by the AmeriCorps Seniors, Minnesota Board on Aging, UCare, United Way, and community agencies through their partnership with Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.
Neighbor to Neighbor Companions is an affordable private pay service available to anyone. Through this service, trained companions visit older adults in their home and provide friendship, assistance at home and transportation to community activities a few hours each week.
Make a payment for this service online.
A specially trained and certified LSS Community Health Worker (CHW) supports individuals with transitioning home during the first 30 days after they leave the hospital. This service is in partnership with hospitals and major health insurance partners.
LSS partners with AmeriCorps Seniors, a national service agency, to connect volunteers who are age 55 and older with the people and organizations that need them. We partner with other local nonprofits to create meaningful opportunities for older Minnesotans to use their talents, stay active and earn extra income. We invite your organization to partner with us to support older adults through Senior Companion or children in the classroom through Foster Grandparents.
Individuals age 18 and older can offer support and friendship to older adults in North Dakota. Companions assist older adults through one-to-one support, non-medical tasks and various activities to promote their well-being and independence.