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Home Care

Program Description

Overview:
This program provides older adults and persons with disabilities the support and resources necessary to meet their basic self-care, emotional, and physical needs in a setting they prefer — their home.  
 
What we do… Research shows that for those living with chronic illness or a disability, receiving care at home is often the best option for promoting optimal physical and mental well-being.  Our program services include:
 
•Light housekeeping and laundry
•Meal preparation and eating assistance
•Grocery shopping and errands
•Bathing and dressing
•Toileting and incontinence care
•Ambulation, transferring, and lifting
•Medication reminders
•Respite for caregivers
 
All services begin with a free comprehensive assessment, followed by a customized plan of care developed by a Registered Nurse. Services are provided within the Metro Richmond area to individuals requiring assistance with activities of daily living. Services are available for a few hours a week or 24 hours a day, including weekends, depending on need.
 
Who can participate… Services are provided to individuals, living in the Metro Richmond area, who require assistance with carrying out activities of daily living.  Subsidized services are available.

Primary Population Served

Elderly and/or Disabled

Success Stories

Examples of our program success in FY11 include: •44,419 hours of in-home care were provided, helping clients to age-in-place  •Clients spent 11,200 additional days in the comfort and safety of their homes •$1.3 million in tax savings resulted from clients' delayed nursing home placement •92% of caregivers said that our services reduced their stress •91% of caregivers said that our services helped them to continue working

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