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"SENIOR COMPANION" PROGRAM

WHATSeniors 55 + provide minor in home care helping other seniors who may not be as mobile or need extra assistance to live independently in their own homes or communities.
WHYSo that seniors receive minor assistance and can stay independent and in their own home for as long as possible instead of moving into a nursing home.
WHERECorporation for National and Community Service.
Senior Corps.
Across the United States of America.


Program Description

“Senior Companions” help other seniors by providing minor in home care and respite to families or professional caregivers, help with errands, transportation, paying bills, grocery shopping, medical appointments or simply be a friend to a senior at home.

The guidelines are specific and companions are not to perform certain tasks such as cleaning or medical related caregiving.

“Senior Companions” can volunteer up to 40 hours per week and may qualify to earn a tax-free, hourly stipend, reimbursement for transportation, and meals. Volunteers receive orientation, training and supplemental accident and liability insurance while on duty.

The main goal of the “Senior Companion” Program is to provide in home assistance to frail, older adults, adults with disabilities and those with terminal illnesses so that they may remain living independently for as long as possible.

An added benefit of the “Senior Companion” Program is that senior volunteers can provide in home services that will ultimately help control the rising cost of health care.

The “Corporation for National and Community Service” is a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in ┬ávolunteer service through “Senior Corps,” “AmeriCorps,” and “Learn and Serve America.”
source:seniorcorps.gov

-Find a “Senior Companion” Program in your area

-Find out about the "Fergus Falls Senior Companion" Program in Minnesota

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