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7 Helpful Services for Homebound Seniors

7 Helpful Services for Homebound Seniors

We’ve found help for homebound seniors! Months ago, someone told me that there just weren’t any resources for low income seniors. Since then, I’ve made it my personal mission to find as many resources for low income seniors as possible… and today, we’re going to review 7 services specifically for homebound seniors.

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Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels and other home-delivery nutrition services are offered by seniors centers and Area Agencies on Aging across America. These programs bring healthy, life-giving foods into the homes of seniors who need them.

The details on these programs vary by location, but they are usually offered for free or very low-cost to those who need them. 

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Personal Care Services

Non-skilled Personal Care services like homemaking and household chores are provided by volunteers and coordinated by many local Area Agencies on Aging.

These programs can provide non-skilled, non-medical personal care services, which may include help with housekeeping, grocery shopping, medication reminders, meal planning and preparation, hygiene, transportation or companionship. 

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Chore Volunteers

Chore volunteers are coordinated by many Agencies. These volunteers may be able to assist seniors with more intense tasks like heavy housework, yardwork or sidewalk maintenance.

Case Management Services 

Case management services may also be available from some Area Agencies on Aging.

This program provides someone that can help coordinate your care by assessing your needs, developing care plans, authorizing and arranging services, coordinating service providers, offering follow-ups and more. This can be very helpful, especially if you are overwhelmed with paperwork or coordinating services from multiple agencies.

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Assisted Transportation

Assisted transportation is available in many areas. Coordinated by various senior centers and Area Agencies on Aging, assisted transportation programs may provide adapted vehicles and escorts to help transport those who have difficulty using regular transportation.

Caregiver Support Services

Caregiver support services help homebound seniors by helping their caregivers. Many caregivers experience burnout, which affects those in their care. The Area Agency on Aging may provide respite services, day programs, support groups and other resources that can help strengthen and relieve caregivers. 

Home Modification Grants

Home modification grants may be available that can help homebound seniors adapt their living spaces so that they are more usable. Some of the grant programs we have found can install mobility ramps, lift chairs and other devices that can help seniors make the most of their living spaces. 

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USAging, formerly the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, has stated that Home and Community-Based Services like this “cost a fraction of the cost of institutional care options such as nursing homes and skilled care facilities,” and that they help people live happier and more independent lives at home. And that’s a wonderful thing. 

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Elaine Vanpoole

Saturday 20th of November 2021

So do you have the contact information for any of these home bound services?

Isaac

Thursday 9th of December 2021

Low Income Relief is an information service and does not provide cash or items directly. You will need to search our website for information about organizations that can help you meet those needs. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help! https://lowincomerelief.com/chat/

C. Durand

Tuesday 16th of November 2021

Thank you, Nicole! We really appreciate all your hard work & efforts.

Holly

Wednesday 10th of November 2021

Thank you. Please note that Central Boston Elder Services is the only provider in Boston and they are useless. They have caused me so much stress because they cannot or will not provide services that they promise. Certain neighborhoods in metro West Boston have been abandoned. I was left alone throughout 2020. And 2021.

Isaac

Monday 13th of December 2021

Thanks for letting me know! I’ll add that to our research list and see if we can find more information on it!

Penny

Saturday 23rd of October 2021

Try for all the wonderful information you bring on your post.