According to a MetLife/National Alliance for Caregiving report, it is estimated that about 34 million Americans are caregivers at some level for an older parent or other relative—and of that number, 15% live one or more hours away from the care recipient. Approximately one-third of requests for Chore Service come from relatives of the client’s, who are concerned about the ability of their loved ones to continue living safely in their home and age in place.
Mike Silverstein, Paul Siegel, Al White, Mike Cargill make up the Monday, Chore Van #1 crew.
Ms. J emails: “Grandpa needs help! I stumbled across your website while trying to find some extra help for my grandfather. He is in his 80’s and just returned to his home after a prolonged hospitalization. He is having a hard time keeping up with simple home maintenance. My family and I live in Florida, so we aren’t able to be with him all the time. We noticed that he doesn’t have any smoke alarms in the house. Can you help? (an appointment was scheduled asap) Thank you so much. It’s people like your volunteers that really prove there is still some good in the world!”
Learn more about the Chore Program online here.