Located in the heart of lake country, we provide a number of services to residents of Southern Hubbard, Eastern Becker and Northern Wadena counties.
Qualifying for assistance is pretty easy – you need to reside in our service area and you need to be at least 65 years of age. For our respite program the age range varies slightly, opening the door for care receivers 60 and up and caregivers of any age.
We work hard to maintain, add and adapt our repertoire of donation-based core services. While donations make it possible to continue to provide our services, those in need will never be turned away because of inability or unwillingness to donate. Our core services include:
- Transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, or other errands
- Light housekeeping on an occasional basis
- Minor handyman service, including grab bar installation
- Friendly visits and phone calls
- Ramp building – we provide the labor, seniors cover the materials costs
- Respite care – giving caregivers a break up to once a week
Additionally, we offer a caregiver support program, led by our certified caregiver consultant. This piece of the puzzle includes a monthly caregiver discussion group that provides education and networking time as well as one-on-one sessions with “the coach”, as needed, to help care for the caregiver.
While our office staff is very dedicated to our mission, it is our volunteers that are the heart of what we do. With more than 200 seniors in need of service each year in our area, volunteers are always needed. We are frequently looking for people who love to do handyman work or housekeeping, play cards, visit with seniors in their homes, or take someone to the grocery store or to a medical appointment. It takes very little effort to make a big difference in someone else’s life. Many of our volunteers tell us they are the ones truly gaining reward from the experience!