Help In Your Home


After a short stay in the hospital, Mary needs assistance around the house with moving furniture to clean and changing ceiling light bulbs. She will also need help outside her home with cleaning the yard, mowing the lawn, repairing doors, and putting on storm windows.

What are Chore Services?

Chore services provide assistance with heavy housework, yardwork or sidewalk maintenance. These services are usually available at an hourly rate or on a sliding fee scale based on income and liquid assets. Some communities have volunteer programs that provide chore services without charge.

Who can I call for more information?

Friends, neighbors, civic and religious groups are good places to start. You may also contact us. To see what is available in your area, look at Part Four of this book or in your local telephone book’s Yellow Pages under “Household Help,” “Home Maintenance/Repair,” “Handyman,” or “Housekeeping.