The Chores program oversees repairs to help improve clients’ living environment by providing safety and health-related such as electrical and plumbing maintenance, grab bar and railing installations, and floor and drywall repairs. These home repairs improve an older adult’s health and quality of life as well as help to prevent costly accidents and injuries, which could adversely affect their health and financial welfare.
HomeServe USA is an independent provider of home repair service solutions. For over a decade, they have helped homeowners in the U.S. and Canada protect against the expense and inconvenience of home repair emergencies by managing affordable coverage, and offering a quality service. Recognizing the need to reach out to organizations that serve low-income individuals in the areas they operate, the organization developed the HomeServe Cares Foundation and began accepting grant requests in 2019. LifeCare Alliance was one of three grant recipients nationwide in the second cycle of applicants!
Available funding for the Chores program typically disperses quickly, and there are limited sources that support this type of social service solely for older adults. Oftentimes, home repairs are costly one-time expenses and older adults living on a retirement or social security cannot afford the repairs themselves. The Chores program fills a unique gap in the client populations lives by providing home repair projects. The program continuously works with trusted contractors that have a reputation of treating the older adult population with dignity, integrity, and respect to implement the program’s activities.
Without funding partners like the HomeServe Cares Foundation, LifeCare Alliance would not be able to serve our central Ohio neighbors with responsive, compassionate, and quality care.