There are two main types of home care services – companion and medical – both of which are aimed at keeping seniors in their home. Companion home care services offer light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders, laundry and help with errands. While, medical home care services use medical aides that are licensed professionals that provide companion services, as well as help with daily living activities, including bathing, dressing, using the bathroom, walking and eating.
Senior Companion Program
Program run by Catholic Charities pairs up a homebound senior with another senior for companionship, light housekeeping and meal preparation. No fee. Volunteer background checks and training completed.
In-home Supportive Services
Arranges and helps pay for services to enable elderly to stay in home. Housecleaning, meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping. As needs increase can provide bathing.