A Chore Aide is an individual that interacts and helps with seniors around the house. The commitment is scheduled between the Center of Concern, client and volunteer. Volunteers must be reliable and able to effectively communicate scheduling conflicts with advanced notice.
As a Chore Aide for the Center of Concern, please keep in mind that you are not a professional housekeeper; nor are you to serve as a clinical caregiver (i.e. administering medication; assisting with dressing and bathing, etc.). You are only approvedto assist the clients with light housekeeping, grocery shopping, light meal preparation, laundry, and yard work. This may include:
o Vacuuming & Mopping
o Cleaning surface areas in the kitchen, bathroom
o Wiping down windows
o Washing dishes
o Changing linens
o Washing, drying and folding clothes
§ Never take the client with you in your own vehicle or theirs to go shopping. The client must give you a list and form of payment in order for you to go out on their behalf.
· Violation of this standard is grounds for immediate termination.
- The goal of the Chore Program is to assist clients in maintaining their independence. Some clients may exhibit needs that require assistance far beyond what the Chore program has to offer; or, a client’s home may be in such a deteriorated state that it cannot be addressed or corrected with our services.
The Center's mission is to provide Housing Solutions, Support Services and Counseling for Seniors, Disabled and Other in Need, enabling them to live with dignity and independence.
The Center of Concern, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, has responded to the needs of the disadvantaged in this community providing services to help Seniors, individuals and families maintain their independence with dignity, alleviate isolation, and promote physical and emotional well being.
The Center’s Program’s provide: Geriatric Counseling, Intergenerational initiatives, a Grief & Loss and Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group. All services are integral in the Center’s response to the growing needs of older residents. Our continuum of care begins with in-home assessments, and continues with ongoing elder care management and friendly visits, daily/weekly telephone reassurance, escort transportation, referrals for in-home health care, personal counseling and support groups, professional housing counseling, affordable housing solutions- home sharing, emergency homelessness prevention assistance, Rapid Re-Housing- timely resources and integrated practical counseling that includes: employment, legal, financial, Medicare/health insurance, money management, tax preparation, Power of Attorney for property and health.