Chore Services are available on a limited basis through an agreement with Retired Senior Volunteer Programs (RSVP). Through these agreements, Chore Services are provided at no cost to qualifying individuals.
Through RSVP, volunteers complete a Home Safety Checklist at the home or apartment of the eligible individual. This checklist is used to identify needed repairs as well as safety issues such as poor lighting, frayed wires, etc. The need for lawn care and snow removal is also reviewed and available in certain communities. Those things identified as a need are discussed with the individual and a plan is developed to make the home safe. Ongoing services could include: changing light bulbs, checking the batteries in smoke detectors, or shoveling snow.
This program is available in the communities of Huron and Pierre/Fort Pierre. To access this program contact your ASA local office or Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).
Funding for the Chore Maintenance Program is through the Older Americans Act. Each eligible participant may receive up to $150 worth of repairs for services annually. If assistive devices are needed such as grab bars, clients are referred to the Assistive Devices Program.