LIVE INDEPENDENTLY WITH DIGNITY
From getting groceries and rides to the doctor to friendly visiting, we provide free-of-charge services through volunteers to help you live independently in your own home with dignity. All volunteers providing one-on-one assistance are 18 years or older and are cleared through a Level One fingerprint background check. We will “match” you with a volunteer who will set up a regular schedule.
Duet defines homebound as someone who has given up driving due to physical or age-related issues. Homebound adults who are living independently and are 18 years and older are eligible for our volunteer services. Living independently means you are not in a Senior community that provides services, a group home or assisted living facility and do not require hands on services. We will provide referrals for assistance if there are other issues such as dementia. There is no financial eligibility.
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.
Duet provides services to homebound adults living independently in the following six cities:
- Fountain Hills
- Paradise Valley
- Scottsdale (South of Bell)
If you live in a city within Maricopa County other than one the six cities Duet serves, here is a list of other nonprofits serving seniors in your area that may be able to assist.
FREE OF CHARGE VOLUNTEER SERVICES
Set up a regular schedule with a matched volunteer to either take you to the grocery store, or get your groceries for you.
Transportation to Medical Appointments
With 4 business days advanced notification, a volunteer will drive you to and from a medical or social service appointment.
Friendly Visiting and Friendly Phoning
Enjoy weekly visits and/or phone calls with your matched volunteer to stay connected.
A volunteer will help you from once or twice a month to sort and/or read mail, handle correspondence, and pay bills.
A qualified and trustworthy volunteer is available for minor home and safety repairs. Examples include changing of air filters, light bulbs, smoke detector batteries, and fixing leaky faucets.
Respite Assistance Break for Caregiver
When a caregiver needs a short break, our volunteers serve once per week for two hours as sitter companions to homebound elders who are cognizant and not in need of any hands-on care, such as bathing, toileting or giving medications.
Stay digitally connected and get help with your smart phone, tablet or computer. From email to Apps a volunteer can assist you with your technology needs.
A Printable Service Overview
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Information and referral resources
We help you identify and navigate the community services and programs available to you to help you continue to live self-sufficiently. We also provide referrals for assistance if there are other issues such as dementia.
Area Agency on Aging:
Senior Help Line:
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