Chore Services

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.

Services

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.

Eligibility

  • You must be at least 60 years of age.
  • Homebound or unable to access services because of the need for chore maintenance activities. 
  • Preference is given to older individuals with the greatest economic or social need.

Location

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 Sources

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