Programs & Services: Windsor-Essex

Home Help

Home Help

The Home Help program is designed to help isolated seniors, seniors recovering from surgery, frail seniors and those persons with permanent physical disabilities, who do not have access to assistance, remain safely in their home by providing light housekeeping services. Upon acceptance, the client is assigned a Home Helper who can assist with light housework to maintain the functionality and cleanliness of the home. There is a modest fee for this service ranging from $5.00 to $20.00 per hour dependent on a financial assessment. This assistance may be provided weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Assistance is flexible and based on individual need.

The program objectives are to assist clients to "age in place" by helping them maintain a safe, hygienic and hazard free home. Our goal is to allow clients to maximize their independence in areas of their choice by allowing us to assist with essential housework. Services may include dusting, vacuuming, laundry, mopping floors, grocery shopping, cleaning of bathroom & kitchen and linen changes. By preventing accidents and encouraging safety, Home Help will reduce the need for untimely admittance to long term care.

The Home Help program receives referrals from CCAC, community partners, family members, churches, physicians and clients themselves.