Senior Companions of South Dakota is a volunteer program that provides in-home assistance and respite care to the elderly and disabled in more than 50 communities across South Dakota.
Senior Companion volunteers receive an hourly stipend, mileage reimbursement, and other benefits. These benefits do not reduce any governmental assistance and are not taxable.
The Senior Companion is valuable in the care and support of our clients, especially in rural communities. There is no charge for our services to the client or a client's family. Clients report that Senior Companions help prevent or delay long-term care placement, increase the client’s ability to live alone, reduce loneliness and isolation, and reduce stress levels.
Watch the video to learn more about Senior Companions.