Can anyone point me in the right direction in trying to find a companion for my 81-year-old mother. She has carers but they are very expensive and we are paying £28 an hour for them to do shopping and companionship. Obviously, we will still have them for personal care but she could really do with a more cost-effective companion some of the time. To go to shops, chat and maybe go for short walks. She has cancer thats in remission at the moment and mild dementia. Has anyone advertised privately and employed independently? Unfortunately I do not live near by - my brother lives in the house with her but does not fulfill companionship needs.