Given the choice, most people want to stay in their homes. Sometimes, people need help to remain at home.
In-Home Personal Care Services are for older adults who prefer to stay at home but need ongoing care that cannot easily be provided by their families or friends.
When health issues prevent them from performing simple tasks, impair their mobility, or put their safety and well being at risk, their options may be limited. Some may move in with family members. Some go to nursing homes. Those who do not qualify for public assistance and cannot afford private care often face a serious struggle for independence. That is where Family Service Association steps in to lend a gentle hand.
Older adults who have the ability to remain independent in their own homes with the assistance of supportive services may receive up to 10 hours of direct service each week in the home for personal care and home assistance, including the following:
- Meal planning and preparation
- Light housekeeping
- Assistance with the daily activities associated with living at home, such as bathing, dressing and grooming, washing and combing hair
A complete evaluation and assessment is conducted on the first home visit, with on-going supervision at least every 90-days. Follow up visits are scheduled to monitor client needs and to ensure continued appropriateness of services.
An excellent investment, the program can serve 100 clients for less than it would cost to care for 10 patients in an alternate care setting, for the same one-year period.
The Neighborhood Place serves the entire community, and targets three surrounding zip codes: 78228, 78237, 78207.
Services are offered on a sliding fee scale that is based on the client’s ability to pay.
Funding is provided by United Way, Client Fees, and Private Foundations and Corporations.