Our Home Care Aide program provides in-home assistance with personal care needs (e.g. bathing, dressing, grooming), meal preparation, laundry, and other light homemaking services, to elderly and disabled citizens of Dallas County. By providing basic in-home care we are able to help them maintain their safe and secure lifestyle in their own homes. They are provided the opportunity for a higher quality of life as productive citizens while they remain involved, contributing members of their community. This not only serves to empower these individuals, but also the entire family unit. Many adult children are struggling to maintain full time jobs, raise their own children and care for their aged parent. By distributing the caregiving responsibilities, family stress is reduced and the client's physical and emotional well-being is enhanced. Clients' feelings of independence increase as they experience and enjoy interactions from those other than family alone. This external source of contact also provides a valuable resource for family. An extra set of eyes and ears, assessing client's progress and abilities, allowing family peace of mind.
Unlike other home care agencies serving Dallas County, our focus is to provide care not only to those who can afford to pay for services, but also to those who would otherwise go without the help due to inability to pay. By utilizing various grant funding, HomeCare Services, Inc. of Dallas County has historically been known as the 'gap filler' or 'safety net provider', furnishing in-home services to a population of county citizens who are normally faced with a barrier to services due to their low income levels and inability to pay standard private rates. These individuals, even at their low income levels, don't qualify for state assistance because they 'make too much', yet their income doesn't even come close to allowing them the ability to afford to pay full fee for services. Each of the past three years we provided approximately 4,500 hours of in-home service to this population. This number has remained constant, with growth potential directly correlated to availability of funding. Obtaining this funding has become increasingly difficult in recent times as a result of the shift in direction of State and local appropriations. However despite these obstacles, we remain committed to providing continuity of affordable care to our clients as we search for alternate resources.
Dreamweaver is seeking funding to assist our organization in granting over 50 dreams for deserving seniors this year. Specifically, the funds will be used to cover all costs associated with each dream; ensuring that the Dreamers are receiving an opportunity that is not only exciting, but more importantly, provides family enrichment and social and emotional support at the end of their life.
Dreamweaver is thrilled to be partnering with Vetter Senior Living to make your donation go even further! For every dollar donated up to $5,000, VHS will match- allowing us to make even more dreams come true!
In 1979, Friendship Program opened its doors to begin providing Adult Day Services to older adults in the North Omaha area. Since that time the program has grown into the largest Adult Day Services program in Nebraska, grown to provide services throughout the Omaha metro, and was the first CARF Accredited Adult Day Service program in Nebraska.
This year as part of Give65! we are raising funds to makeover the program area. Environment plays an important role in encouraging recovery and well-being. Simple changes such as improved couches and recliners, as well as new paint and chairs, can make a participant want to engage more in groups and the program. Plan on supporting our agency with your donation and helping us create a new, comfortable, clean, and stimulating environment for our participants!
Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation founded in 1972 by a group of women from Presbyterian Churches around Albuquerque. We began with 20 clients and 40 volunteers. Today we serve approximately 500 clients and have over 400 volunteers. We delivered 9,400 meals in 1972. Today we are delivering over 130,000 meals a year. Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque provides nutritious meals and crucial social contact each day. Not only do we provide friendship and compassion but we also check the well being of those we serve.
What we do…
Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque is the only home delivered meal program in our area preparing special diets. We prepare these special diets for a variety of needs, including diabetes, renal failure, heart issues, chewing and swallowing problems, etc. We receive no federal or state funding.
Through grants, donations, and the support of the community, we started the Low Income Food & Enrichment Program (L.I.F.E.). This program is for those meeting the federal government's defined poverty level and who require a special diet due to health issues.
Our program is currently the only one of its kind in the Albuquerque metro area. We have 80 people on our waitlist - help us end the wait!