The Companion You Need on Your Journey
to Providing Better Dementia Care
for Your Loved One

Effectively managing the complexities of a loved one’s dementia care requires an experienced partner you can trust. With a 45-year legacy of serving the community, we at the Institute on Aging understand caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s can be an overwhelming and emotionally draining experience. We are proud to offer Companioa, a comprehensive program dedicated to aging adults with dementia and their family caregivers. Companioa (come-pan-yuh) is designed to provide reliable and consistent care and support, ensuring your loved one receives the best care possible.

We offer a range of services, including high-quality and reliable In-Home Dementia Care, an Adult Day Program, and our Concierge Client Care. Our team of dementia-trained experts will work with you to learn about your elderly loved one’s strengths, interests, and abilities and explore the best care options to help him or her live the best life possible.

At the Institute on Aging, we’re dedicated to empowering adults with disabilities and their families, providing a community of support to help you through this difficult time. With Companioa, you don’t have to go it alone. We’re here to help and support you every step of the way.

Dementia Care Services

Concierge Client Care

Managing the effects of dementia can be complex. Our Concierge Client Care services are specifically designed to provide a highly personalized and elevated level of support, guidance, and comprehensive care coordination. It encompasses three distinct service offerings: Personal Concierge, Caregiver Coaching, and Care Management, with access to other Institute on Aging Services. With our expertise, integrated service offerings, and attention to detail, we aim to ensure that you and your loved one receive the highest level of care, tailored to your unique needs and preferences.  Learn more about Concierge Client Care.

Home Care

Our dementia trained and certified home care aides provide a little extra help where you need it the most - at home. Beginning with a comprehensive assessment, we create an individualized plan of care that emphasizes dignity, independence and overall well-being - offering access to the home care services you need, when and where you need them. Learn more about dementia home care services.

Adult Day Program

Located at the Enrichment Center in the Presidio, our adult day program offers social, cognitive, and physical activities for individuals living with Alzheimer's, dementia and other neurocognitive impairments, allowing them to remain engaged and connected to the community while providing caregivers a much-needed break. Learn more about our Adult Day Program.

Leadership Team

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J. Thomas Briody, MHSc

President and CEO
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Stephanie Schmautz

Senior Director of Companioa
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Clara Allen

Enrichment Center Manager
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Alexandra Kaplan

Companioa Caregiver Coach
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Rebecca Smith-Finlay

Personal Concierge
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Stacey Lescht

Regional Director of Community Relations

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Getting Started Is Simple

Companioa starts with giving us a call or chatting with us, filling out our online form, stopping by our Presidio Enrichment Center, or asking us to meet you at your home. We will then work with you to determine your loved one’s needs as well as begin the process of mapping out a personalized Companioa care plan.

We know the first step is getting to know you and your loved one to learn your unique situation. Once your care coach gets to know you both better, he or she will help build out a plan that works for you and your wallet. Through our family of offerings you can customize services to best suit your needs. Call us today to learn more about our offerings.

Companioa Services

If you’re looking for a partner on your journey to providing better care for someone you love with dementia – while also looking for some helpful educational and emotional support for yourself –  Companioa is your companion. We’d love to learn about your needs. To get started, fill out the simple form below, or contact us by phone at 415.750.4111

  • Bathing and personal care
  • Medication assistance
  • Transportation
  • Meal preparation
  • Light housekeeping
  • Transfer assistance
  • Wheelchair transfers
  • Walker assistance
  • Companionship
  • Client and caregiver matching (language, personality, needs, etc.)
  • Able to provide 1:1 care at home or in a facility
  • A modern, safe, supportive environment at the Enrichment Center in the Presidio
  • A respite for caregivers, allowing time to recharge
  • A connection to community and access to educational resources for caregivers
  • Door-to-door transportation
  • Daily group exercise
  • Mental and intellectual stimulation
  • Personalized daily care
  • Homemade meals made with fresh ingredients
  • Assistance with getting to the bathroom, walking, and meals
  • Priced affordably – ask about our grant assistance program!
  • Located at 386 Moraga Avenue in the Presidio

Concierge Client Care

  • Coordination of health care and community services
  • Medical care coordination and accompaniment to medical appointments
  • Assistance with long-term planning
  • Caregiver Support Groups
  • Regular check-ins
  • Interactive education sessions
  • VIP services to enhance the overall experience, which can include organizing accommodations or unique experiences that cater to your individual preferences and lifestyle.

What People Say About Companioa Services

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If you’re looking for a partner on your journey to providing better care for someone you love with dementia – while also looking for some helpful educational and emotional support for yourself –  Companioa is your companion. We’d love to learn about your needs. To get started, fill out the simple form below or contact us by phone at 415.750.4111

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Discover Effective Communication Strategies For Interacting With Individuals With Dementia. Join Us On March 21St At Institute On Aging'S Enrichment Center For A Free Talk By The @Alzassociation. 
Visit The Link In Our Bio To Register!
 #Dementiaawareness #Communicationstrategies
Are You Caring For Someone With Dementia? Whether You'Re The Primary Caregiver Or Offering Support, You Play An Important Role In Their Life. Recognizing And Acknowledging This Role Is The First Step Towards Equipping Yourself With Everything You Need To Support Them On This Journey.

Institute On Aging Offers Support, Resources, And A Space To Connect With Others Facing Similar Challenges. 

Check Out The Link In Our Bio To Join Us And Start Finding The Support You And Your Loved One Need.

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Spreading Holiday Cheer One Dance Move At A Time! 🎄✨
Our Lovely Participants Light Up The Dance Floor With Their Festive Moves. We Hope The Holiday Spirit Of Dance Moves You Just As Much As Our Dementia Participants! 

#Holiday #Dancing #Spreadthecheer #Dementia #Dementiaparticipants #Holidayboogie #Instituteonaging
When Someone Is Showing Signs Of Dementia, It’s Time To Talk. Often, Conversations With Family About Changing Behaviors Can Be Challenging And Uncomfortable. We Are Proud To Partner With @Alzncnv To Provide You With This Free Presentation With Tips For Breaking The Ice With Your Family So You Can Address Some Of The Most Common Issues That Are Difficult To Discuss: Going To The Doctor For A Diagnosis Or Medical Treatment, Deciding When To Stop Driving, And Making Legal And Financial Plans For Future Care.

Visit The Link In Our Bio To Register For This Free Event!

#Event #Dementia #Conversations #Tipsandtricks #Health #Dementiaawareness #Alzheimersassociation #Alzheimersawareness
Get Ready To Groove And Put On Your Boogie Shoes At The Enrichment Center! Join Us In The Beautiful Presidio For A Dance Party Like No Other. Moving And Grooving Is Always Welcome! 

#Dance #Danceparty #Presidio #Sf #Sanfrancisco #Dementia #Enrichment #Enrichmentcenter #Dementiaawareness #Memory #Fun #Instituteonaging
Spiking Our Way Into A Noodle-Tastic Good Time At The Enrichment Center! 🏐💥 Our Participants Know How To Serve Up Some Serious Fun With 'Noodle' Volleyball. A Day Full Of Laughter, Friendly Competition, And Plenty Of Good Vibes, We Love Seeing The Playful Side Of Our Participants!

#Presidio #Sanfrancisco #Dementia #Memory #Games #Fun #Noodlevolleyball
We Were Absolutely Thrilled To Have Our Partners From The @Ucsf Memory And Aging Center, Join Us For A Mesmerizing Live Musical Flute Performance! 🎶🥁 Our Companioa #Dementia Adult Day Program Participants Had A Wonderful Time Humming And Even Singing Along To The Enchanting Tunes. We Can'T Wait To Create More Magical Musical Moments Together! 💥✨ #Livemusicperformance #Ucsfpartnership #Enchantingflute #Magicalmoments
At Institute On Aging’s Enrichment Center, We Cherish Every Moment Of Our Participants’ Lives - Especially Their Birthdays! Our Vibrant Community Is Always Bustling, And We Honor Each New Year Around The Sun. 

We Understand That Aging Can Come With Its Own Set Of Challenges, And That’s Why We Offer Comprehensive Dementia Care Services That Cater To Every Individual’s Unique Needs. 

Learn More About Companioa, Ioa’s Dementia Program By Visiting The Link In Our Bio. 

#Instituteonaging #Ioa #Presidio #Birthday #Birthdays #Seniorcare #Adultdayprogram #Dementia #Dementiaparticipants #Alzheimers #Careservices #Care #Caregiver
Our Recent Flower Crown-Making Activity Was A Hit With Our Participants! Our Staff Is Dedicated To Helping Dementia Participants Live Life To The Fullest, And Activities Like These Are Just One Of The Many Ways We Help Them “Bloom.” 🌸

To Learn More About Our Companioa Adult Day Program And How It Can Benefit Your Loved One Living With Dementia Or Alzheimer’s, Visit The Link In Our Bio And Chat With Us Today. Our Compassionate Team Is Here To Listen To Your Needs And Provide Guidance On The Best Care Solutions For Your Unique Situation. 

#Ioa #Instituteonaging #Sanfrancisco #Dementia #Dementiacare #Caregiver #Care #Support #Alzheimers #Flower #Flowers #Crown #Presidio #Presidiosf #Dementiasupport
Institute On Aging’s Companioa Dementia Support Program Volunteers Brought Joy And Music To Our Seniors With A Special Performance Today! 🎶
The Power Of Music Is Truly Amazing And We’re Grateful For Our Volunteers Who Help Make A Difference In The Lives Of Our Seniors. 

For Volunteer Opportunities, Visit The Link In Our Bio To Learn More. 

#Volunteer #Volunteerappreciation #Seniorcare #Dementia #Music #Musicappreciation #Dementiasupport #Dementiacare
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