companion

Description

Companions perform housekeeping duties and meal preparation for the people they assist on their own premises such as elderly people or people with special needs or who suffer from an illness. They also provide entertainment activities such as playing cards or reading stories. They may do shopping activities as well as punctual transportation to doctor's appointments, etc.

Scope notes

Excludes people performing medical care of the assisted person.

Alternative label

  • live-in companion

  • male servant

  • servant

  • caregiver

  • live in companion

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en

Hierarchy

Essential skills and competences

Optional skills and competences

Status

released

Concept URI

http://data.europa.eu/esco/occupation/d5954a2b-a525-45b7-b6d9-b62efafc6c78