Homemaker Program

Douglas County Senior Services Homemaker Program


The Homemaker Program is designed to help Seniors remain in their homes. Our Homemakers provide important services that will help Douglas County Seniors achieve this goal.

This program is for Seniors age 60 and older.
It is offered for a suggested donation of $4 per hour.

Personal Care

  • Accompanying and/or providing transportation for the client to attend medical appointments or treatments.
  • Providing grief support.
  • Assisting in reality orientation/awareness.

Nutrition


  • Preparing food, assisting with meal planning, grocery shopping, labeling and organizing food.
  • Accompanying or transporting client to a nutrition site.

Social / Recreation

  • Providing companionship, such as talking, listening, cheering up, playing games or cards, etc.
  • Fostering client contact with family and friends. (when feasible)
  • Accompanying or transporting client to a recreational or social event.

Home Management

  • Shopping for client and/or providing transportation to shop and run errands.
  • Writing letters, reading, filling out forms.
  • Doing Light Housekeeping.

Information & Advocacy


  • Providing information about community services.
  • Helping clients receive a needed service such as Food Stamps, SSI, Medicaid, etc.
  • Bringing unmet needs to the attention of supervisory staff and other care providers.

Respite Care


  • Providing supervision of home bound clients to relieve primary caregivers.
If you are interested in the Homemaker Program, please call Douglas County Senior Services at (775) 783-6455 for more information.

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