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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.

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.

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

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.

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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. 

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.

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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.

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. 

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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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.

Ernest Croney

Monday 8th of November 2021

I have been confined to my apartment because of being disabled and elderly for nearly 3 years now. I'm cut off from the outside world, because only friends that I have, which with two, have passed away. The last one passed away three days ago. He was my very best friend in the world and he helped me for as long as he could. I have no transportation in the hospital that I've been wanting to go to for the last two and a half years it is further away than my insurance will allow me to go. I am cut off from the outside world because I have no computer or television I'm always out of money because I have to always pay people to run errands for me and I get less then $800 per month. There's much for tomorrow but I don't want to fill your ears until I can talk to someone. Sometimes I go months at a time without talking to anyone. Thank you for listening.

Penny

Saturday 23rd of October 2021

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