Homemaker

These services are provided for Georgians who are functionally impaired in their ability to perform regular activities of daily living instrumental to maintaining the home.

Services include:

  • Cleaning, including vacuuming, sweeping, mopping; cleaning bathroom fixtures; dusting; washing inside windows and cleaning blinds on windows if no climbing is required
  • Laundry, including folding and storing clothing and linens
  • Ironing and mending clothes and linens
  • Washing, drying and storing dishes and utensils
  • Bagging and placing garbage in collection containers
  • Making beds and changing linens (only while client is out of bed)
  • Shopping for household essentials, including assisting clients with economical purchasing consistent with their budgets
  • Assisting client in organizing household routines
  • Performing necessary reading and writing tasks, if requested and indicated by client’s inability to read due to physical/visual impairment or other inability to read and write
  • Performing essential errands (obtaining food stamps, picking up prescriptions, posting mail, etc.)
  • Preparing and serving appropriate meals
  • Accompanying a client on trips to obtain health care services and other necessary items and services
  • Instructing clients in ways to become self-sufficient in performing household tasks, when appropriate and beneficial

The Division of Aging Services (DAS) administers this program through the Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs). Contact your local AAA for more information.