HOMEBOUND ADULTS

HOMEBOUND ADULTS

LIVE INDEPENDENTLY WITH DIGNITY

From getting groceries and rides to the doctor, to friendly visiting and computer assistance, 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.

ELEGIBILITY

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.

FREE OF CHARGE VOLUNTEER SERVICES

Grocery Shopping

Set up a regular schedule with a matched volunteer to either take you to the grocery store, or get your groceries for you

Friendly Visiting and Friendly Phoning

Enjoy weekly visits and/or phone calls with your matched volunteer to stay connected

Minor Handyman Services

A qualified and trustworthy volunteer handyman is available for minor home repairs.

Computer Assistance

Stay digitally connected with basic computer, email and internet skills taught by a volunteer once each week for a minimum of 12 weeks. We will provide the computer if you don’t have one.

Transportation to Medical Appointments

With 4 business days advanced notification, a volunteer will drive you to and from a medical or social service appointment

Paperwork Assistance

A volunteer will help you once or twice a month to sort and/or read mail, handle correspondence, and pay bills

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

Wondering where to turn for help?

Wondering where to turn for help?

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:
(602) 264-2255

Senior Help Line:
(602) 264–HELP(4357)

2-1-1 Community Information and Referral

Ask For Help.

If you need help, please fill out the form here or give us a call.

Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm

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