Homebound Adults

You are not alone.

If you are unable to drive due to a physical or age related issue and are living independently in our service area, we may be able to help you with basic needs. From getting groceries and rides to the doctor, to friendly visiting and computer assistance, we provide one-on-one support. If you are a homebound adult – our services can help you live independently in your own home. Caring volunteers provide our services free-of-charge, but we gratefully accept donations.

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How We Help

We provide volunteer services to homebound adults who are living independently and are 18 and older. Because these services are provided by volunteers there are no hands on services and the situation must be appropriate. We will provide referrals for assistance if there are other issues such as dementia. There is no financial eligibility.
Living independently means you are not in a Senior community that provides services, a group home or assisted living facility.

FREE-OF-CHARGE services include:

Ready to ask for help?

Our process begins with an intake that is done over the phone. The person who will be receiving the services must be the one who does the intake. Some services, such as grocery shopping assistance, will also require that a home visit is done first before we can match you. You may begin requesting rides to medical appointments as soon as your intake is done – just remember we have to have enough time to find a volunteer.
How long it will take to find a volunteer for ongoing services like grocery shopping will depend on what the supply of volunteers is like in that area. It can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to a few months.

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Call us at (602) 274-5022

Services

Grocery Shopping

We will “match” you with a volunteer who will set up a regular schedule to either take you to the grocery store, or get your groceries for you.

Transportation to medical appointments

We need at least 4 business days notice of your appointment. A volunteer will drive you to and from a medical or social service appointment. You may use this service once each week.

Friendly visiting

Friendly volunteers will visit with you for about an hour each week. The volunteer will work with you to find activities you both enjoy.

Friendly phoning

A friendly volunteer will call you two or three times each week. Conversations will last 10 – 15 minutes.

Paperwork assistance

A volunteer will help you sort and/or read mail, handle correspondence, and pay bills. This service is usually provided once or twice a month.

Handyman services

A qualified and trustworthy volunteer handyman is available for minor home repairs. Most minor repairs can be completed in one or two visits.

Home safety assessments

We will conduct a home safety assessment using a checklist. A Duet volunteer handyperson will complete any needed repairs. The cost of these minor repairs and improvements is covered up to $50. This service is offered through a partnership with SRP.

Respite assistance

Our volunteers serve as sitter companions to homebound elders, so the family caregiver can have a short break. This service is offered once per week for two hours. The care recipient must be cognizant and not in need of any hands-on care, such as bathing, toileting or giving medications.

Computer assistance

A volunteer will teach you how to use a computer. Basic email and internet skills are taught. This service is offered once each week for a minimum of 12 weeks. We will provide the computer if you don’t have one.

Volunteering

Who can volunteer?

Anyone age 18 or over who is interested in directly helping a homebound adult may volunteer. We recruit volunteers through local congregations, as well as from the wider community.
All volunteers providing one-on-one assistance must be cleared through a Level One fingerprint background check. We do not accept community service volunteers.

Why volunteer?

It feels great to know you are helping someone in your own neighborhood!
Besides, our services are flexible. We work hard to find a “neighbor” close
to your work or home who you can help.

Can I start volunteering today?

You may start by signing up for a volunteer orientation. All of our volunteers are insured and must be able to clear a Level 1 fingerprint background check. We want you to be comfortable when you start helping a “neighbor.” Check the Volunteer page or the Calendar for our next orientation.
Learn more on our volunteering page

Frequently Asked Questions