Household Chore Assistance
Council on Aging in Union County has a team of In-Home Aides that are dedicated to providing essential home management tasks, such as vacuuming, mopping, changing linens and washing laundry. The goal of this program is to help our clients stay in their homes safely for as long as possible. This service is offered at no cost to our clients, 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 in Union County at (704)-292-1797, and speak with the In-Home Services Supervisor, Karen Norwood.
Personal Care Assistance
Personal Care Assistance includes help with bathing, dressing, and/or grooming. Clients can be assisted by one of our on-staff In-Home Aides. Due to licensure requirements, clients must be able to lift their own body weight, and stand on their own feet in order to be eligible for this assistance. Our aides are not licensed 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 and plan of care details.
Respite and Caregiver Relief
In-Home Aide respite services give family caregivers a break from their demanding caregiving duties. Our In-Home Aides have been 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 in Union County offers in-home respite services, family members can rest assured that their loved one will be safe and well cared for while they are away. The In-Home Services Program offers about 4 hour blocks of time, up to two times a week, to families that need respite services.
If you or a loved one may benefit from these services, please contact the In-Home Services Supervisor, Karen Norwood, at (704)-292-1797.
Grocery and Prescription Errands
In-Home Aides can shop for groceries when a client is unable to drive. This typically becomes part of the client’s personalized service plan as a last resort when there are no other reliable options for the client. The In-Home Aides may also pick up prescriptions from local pharmacies when home delivery is not an option.
*Errands assistance does not mean that the client will be allowed to join the aide as a passenger in their car. The aide will run the errand alone, and return to the client’s home with the requested goods.