“In Home Companion Services” is the latest term to describe professional services provided by professional attendants who work in the comfort of their own homes. This is a growing area with many options for both long-term and short-term care. “In Home Companion Services” also can mean professional companions who travel with their patients to assisted living facilities or nursing homes. In many cases, the service provider is an older, disabled, in home caregiver. Some providers work as live-in, part-time, hourly, or contract workers for companies providing home healthcare. Professional companion services are not regulated by state licensing boards, so it’s important to check the company is not a fraud.