Home Support Services
Home Support Workers assist clients with care for the client’s home. As the overall goal is for clients to maintain as much independence as possible. DHS Home Support Workers only assist clients with the services their clients want and need help with. There is no age limit or requirement for assistance with Home Support services.
Home Support Workers at DHS do much more than light housekeeping. Home Support Workers can change bed linens, laundry, assist with organization, provide safety supervision and remind to take medications.
Home Support Workers can work a few hours every other week for light housekeeping up to 24 hours per day for clients who need someone there to maintain their house and supervise them but still remain independent with their personal care, such as someone with advanced Alzheimer’s disease.
DHS Health Service Companion Service assists clients who require minimal assistance and safety supervision in their own home. Companions provide support and socialization for clients in their own home and may assist with making light meals and light tidying. Companions provide assistance to a variety of clients: those returning home from hospital that are unsure if they can safely manage on their own, clients with Alzheimer’s Disease whose families want to ensure they take their medications and do not leave the stove on; or any client requiring minimal assistance and support in their own home. Companion Service is offered for 24-hour care.
Job functions of the Home Support Worker include
- Bathroom Hygiene
- Sweeping and Mopping Floors
- Grocery Shopping
- Meal Preparation
- Reminding Medications
- 24 HOUR CARE
- Accompanying to Appointments