What Our Clients Say
"Thank you for the many pieces of wonderful and safe equipment that Safe at Home gave us. Your program was OUR LAST RESORT before putting mom in a nursing facility where she did not want to go. Mom delights in the equipment, especially the chair lift and recliner---she is still intrigued by the remote control. Thank you for caring and sharing. "
This year Home Care Partners (HCP) is celebrating 60 years of service in the DC metropolitan area. HCP is an accredited and licensed, nonprofit home health agency. We help seniors and adults with disabilities and their family caregivers with direct home care aide assistance and caregiver education and support. We operate a Training Institute that provides top-quality education for home care aides and others in the caring professions. In 2016, we were selected to operate the DC Office on Aging’s Safe at Home program to reduce the risk of falls and barriers to mobility in senior’s homes.
Home Care Partners works collaboratively with city and county agencies all over the DC metropolitan area. These partnerships have enabled us to help thousands of seniors, adults with disabilities and family caregivers over our 60-year history. (Community Partners)
The Safe at Home program is an innovative, new collaborative project between Home Care Partners and the DC Office on Aging. According to a recent assessment, the need for help in preventing falls is a major concern of DC’s elderly population. Safe at Home is responding to that need. Applicants who meet income and other eligibility qualifications are visited at home by a licensed Occupational Therapist. They review the home environment and the client’s needs and make recommendations for needed personal equipment or home modifications that will reduce the client’s risk of falling or improve accessibility. The Safe at Home staff then arrange for contractors to make approved home modifications and purchase approved personal equipment.
Safe at Home already has helped hundreds of seniors and adults with disabilities by installing bathroom grab bars, raised toilet seats, ramps into homes, stairlifts inside or out and providing other accommodations that greatly improve the clients’ safety and quality of life. For example, with equipment that they could not otherwise afford on their own, clients who have been confined to the home are now able to get in and out of their home freely using their newly installed ramps or stairlifts.
Our clients are seniors 60 years and older, adults with disabilities, and family caregivers. The services we offer are supported through contracts and grants from municipal agencies and foundations. We do not participate in the Medicaid or Medicare programs for home health care. We work in partnership with city and county programs, and eligibility requirements vary by jurisdiction and funding source (Community Partners),
Residents of DC can contact our office directly or seek help through the DC Aging and Disability Resource Center in their ward. Clients needing services in Arlington and Montgomery Counties must be approved first through the County which refers clients to us. A similar requirement applies for veterans who are referred through the Veterans Administration.
Our Light Care program (Special Programs) operates in five subsidized housing facilities in partnership with the City of Gaithersburg and the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission. Resident counselors in those facilities make direct referrals of residents.
New and Noteworthy
The DC Office on Aging Safe at Home Program at Home Care Partners is accepting new referrals. For more information, contact us at Safeathome@homecarepartners.org or call (202) 638-0050.
2016 Annual Report
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Home Care Partners 2016 Annual Report.
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