Household Chore Assistance
Council on Aging in Union County has a team of 13 In-Home Aides that are available to provide essential home management tasks. Such tasks include vacuuming, mopping, changing linens and laundry. The goal of this program is to help a client stay in their home safely for as long as possible. This service is offered at no cost to the client, as it is funded through the Older Americans Act. Due to high demand for this service, there is a waiting list. To be added to the waiting list, the potential client or a family representative must call Council on Aging.
Personal Care Assistance
Personal Care Assistance includes help with bathing, dressing or grooming. The client would be assisted by one of our on-staff In Home Services aides. Due to licensure requirements, the client must be able to lift their body weight stand on their own feet in order to be eligible for this assistance. Our aides are not able to “lift” a client. When a client needs assistance with personal care, an In Home Aide can typically visit the client in their home 2-3 times a week depending on schedule availability.
Respite & Caregiver Relief
Respite services give family caregivers a break from their caregiving duties. Our In Home Service aides are trained on how to help individuals that may not be able to be left alone due to memory loss or other chronic health conditions. When Council on Aging offers respite services, you can trust that your loved one will be safe and well cared for. The In Home Services Program offers about 4 hour blocks of time, up to two times a week, to families that need respite services.
Grocery & Prescription Errands
In Home Service aides can shop for groceries when a client doesn’t drive. This typically becomes part of the service plan as a last resort when there are no other reliable options. The In Home Aides are also able to pick up prescriptions when home delivery is not an option. Errands assistance does not mean that the client will be allowed to join the aide in their car. The aide will go, and then come back with the requested goods but the client is not allowed to be a passenger.