Our Services For the Homebound
All of our direct services are referred through Maryland Access Point which can be reached at 410-632-9915.
Chesapeake Housing Mission
This program is on a referral basis and is for those who are unable to afford adjustments made to their homes as they age. CHM builds ramps, puts in grab bars, handrails, roofs, and some other requests that will allow the seniors to stay in their homes safely. We receive referrals from organizations and programs with whom we work closely with. The person from the referral is contacted and we assess the immediate need, and then meet with them to give them the application.
This program is for older adults who are referred through MAP and who are financially challenged, over 65, and struggle with day to day activities to maintain their home. This program provides two levels of care:
Chores – An aid goes into the home to change the bed, wash the laundry, clean the bathroom, clean the kitchen, sweep and mop the floors, go grocery shopping, vacuum, dust, clean the windows, and make sure the house is set up for them to easily move around.
Personal Care – An aid goes into the home to help the person with everyday personal hygiene. They would help them with getting in and out of the shower or just be there for them so they feel secure, make sure they have a shower chair if they need one, help them wash or wash them, help them dress, help them with any oral care, brush their hair, help them with transferring, clean any assistance devices, help them with toileting if so needed, and make sure they have incontinent products. We also do GTF (Grant to Family); this offers the same services but the family already has a caregiver that they would like to continue to work with. GTF helps by paying for a certain amount of hours to the family.
National Family Caregivers Support Program (NFCSP)
This program is designed to help families that care for a loved one to aid in respite care. The care giver cannot be an immediate family member or part of the household. Along with respite care, this program aids in providing incontinent products, Lifeline, some transportation, and some immediate needs.
A temporary wheelchair ramp installation helps seniors live independently in their own home, preventing accidents and falls which empowers them to live at a higher quality of life for as long as possible. These ramps are important for the safety of seniors at home, preventing dangerous falls as they enter and exit their homes.