Senior Services

Handy Worker Program

Program Description: 

The HandyWorker Program provides minor home repairs to income-qualified households in the unincorporated areas of the Antelope Valley in the 5th Supervisorial District. The HandyWorker program provides services that contribute to the health and safety of life through minor home repairs. The program gives independence and mobility to clients by installing ramps, grab bars, and elevated toilet seats. A particular concern is homes with seniors where their health and safety needs are not being met. Some services that are provided are minor plumbing repairs, minor electrical repairs, installation of smoke detectors, and window repairs. The program will contribute to the overall revitalization and stabilization of the targeted neighborhoods and including mobile homes to ensure safe, secure housing for low to moderate-income and elderly residents.

Family Care Giver Support Program

Program Description:

The Family Care Giver Support Program helps family members who are the primary caregiver for seniors over 60 years of age that are aging at home. Care Managers develop plans for respite care that are tailored to meet the needs of seniors and their primary caregivers. Respite care consists of 

In-Home Supervision: Provides trained supervision of the care receiver at home, so that the family caregiver may have a few hours of respite to attend to his or her own needs such as shopping, going to the Dr. or just relaxing.

Personal Care: Provides the care recipient with assistance bathing, eating, toileting, transferring, and or a dressing to relieve the family caregiver.

Homemaker Assistance: Provides the care receiver assistance with meal preparation, medication management, using the phone, and or light housekeeping in order to provide relief for the caregiver.

Assisted Devices & Home Adaptations: This service involves providing a service or equipment installation ranging from grab bars, door handle replacements to entrance ramps in order to fulfill caregiver responsibilities.