The Companion Program provides in-home assistance for low-income adults over the age of 60 and/or who have severe disabilities that prevent them from performing these tasks independently. Depending on the needs of the individual, companions can assist with:
- Light housekeeping
- Light meal preparation
- Grocery shopping
Individuals must meet income guidelines. Individual income must be below $1,890 per month and household income for a family of two must be below $2,471 per month to qualify for this service. There may be a waiting list.
To apply, call 703.746.5999, option 1, to speak to the on-call worker. A family services specialist will arrange to make a home visit for a detailed assessment of the applicant's capabilities.
CareRing Services is a free daily telephone calling program designed to help individuals who are living alone, aged, disabled or chronically ill maintain their independence and maintain connection to the community.
For more information contact the Division of Aging and Adult Services at 703.746.5999.