Blue Rivers Area Agency on Aging

Category: Human Services


This Year's Project: Additional Housekeeping and Handyman Service Hours


About Our Organization

Blue Rivers Area Agency on Aging's mission is to develop a support system of coordinated and comprehensive services for older individuals that promotes a safe, healthy, and independent lifestyle.

At Blue Rivers Area Agency on Aging, we assist, protect and advocate for elderly Nebraskans so they may choose the community based living option that best meets their needs. Blue Rivers Area Agency on Aging offers the following services:

  • Housekeeping/Handyman Services
  • Respite Care
  • Public Transportation
  • Care Management
  • Personal Emergency Response System
  • Meals - Congregate or Home Delivered
  • Information, Assistance & Outreach
  • Legal Services
  • ADRC
  • Advocates Health Promotion & Education
  • Aged and Disabled Medicaid Waiver

 



Current Project: Additional Housekeeping and Handyman Service Hours




Blue Rivers Area Agency on Aging teams up contracted Housekeeper/Handyman with those who meet the program guidelines. All Housekeeper/Handyman staff are screened and background checked before receiving assignments. $10,000 will provide for 1000 additional hours of housekeeping/handyman services to the Elderly in our community. Here are some of the tasks these services provide to help our Elderly stay in their community homes:

Housekeeper

1. General housework 

  • Dusting 
  • Vacuuming
  • Clean the floors 
  • Laundry (client pays for laundromat expense) 
  • Clean bathroom - can include sink, tub/shower, and stool 
  • Clean kitchen - can include sink, range top, refrigerator, and counter
  • Trash 
  • Spring and Fall cleaning

2. Light Meal Preparation

  • Prepare light meal

3. Errands and Shopping Assistance 

  • General shopping - can include grocery store, drug store, etc.
  • Bill paying 
  • Other necessary errands to help client stay at home
  •  

Handyman

  • Mow lawns
  • Scoop Sidewalks
  • Clean gutters
  • Clean windows in Spring (if not provided by housekeeper program)
  • Minor foundation work (dirt fill, minor patch) 
  • Trim trees, hedges, or bushes - but only if hazard and rubbing on home
  • Minor repairs (no home improvement) 
    • Patch roof (no complete roof jobs)
    • Repair porch steps and/or porches
    • Light plumbing* like faucets, washers, sink traps, toilets, etc.
    • Light electrical* like switches, outlets, fuses, replacing broken light fixtures, etc.
  • Safety Modifications
  • Grab bars*
  • Handrails* 
  • Wheelchair ramps*

*Regulatory codes may dictate who can perform these tasks

 

Blue Rivers Area Agency on Aging arranged over 8000 total hours of Housekeeper and Handyman Services in 2016-2017. Would you please help us help our seniors?





$810 Raised of $10,000 goal
$0 $10,000
16 Donors
Blue Rivers Area Agency on Aging

103 Eastside Blvd
Beatrice, NE 68310

 
(402) 223-1376

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