If you need help around the house, there's Home Help

By Cecilia Nasmith

Community Care Northumberland's Colborne office is reaching out to seniors and others (such as those recovering from an injury or illness) who need help looking after their homes to let them know that there is help.

The Home Help and Maintenance Program is available to Cramahe Township residents, thanks to a team of brokered workers co-ordinated through Community Care.

“Home Help brokered workers do not help with your personal care but, instead, focus on indoor tasks such as meal preparation, laundry, changing beds, dusting, floor mopping, ironing, vacuuming and general cleaning and tidying,” regional community-relations co-ordinator Alicia Vandine said in the agency's press release.

“The hourly rate is set at the reasonable rate of $15 per hour.”

For those who need help with such outdoor tasks as yard work and snow removal - or heavier house-cleaning duties like wall washing and window cleaning - Community Care Northumberland has Home Maintenance brokered workers ready to tackle these jobs too. The fees for these services are negotiated between you and the Home Maintenance brokered worker before the job begins, so there are no surprises.

Community Care recognizes that staying in one's own home is preferable to moving to an assisted-living facility. This is more easily done when you don't have the stress of seeing day-to-day tasks pile up.

Community Care Northumberland is there to help. Cramahe residents are invited to call the Colborne office at 905-355-2989 to see if their Home Help and Maintenance service can help them manage their household tasks.