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Help and Support at Home

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Do you need a little help with chores inside or outside your home?

We maintain a registry of Brokered Helpers by reference only.


  • Light housekeeping and laundry
  • Light meal preparation
  • Grocery shopping

Short term assistance is also available to help you get back on track after an illness or hospital stay.

"The worker has done a fantastic job – the gardens are starting to look the way they should. Two ladies that clean for me the last two years have never missed a day and are very friendly." - Helen S., age 72, Client since 2011

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"Thank you for sending the Brokered Helper. He was wonderful and a great asset to your agency. He went out of his way to install our window blinds and even returned a faulty one. He’s an angel.” - Alice & Buddha R., clients since 2014

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Do you spend a lot of time alone?

Our Friendly Visiting Volunteers are great company for either a phone call or a weekly visit. Knowing someone cares enough to visit provides security in many ways.

"I very much enjoy visits from Marie. She’s a really lovely lady. We’ve gone for walks to the Ecology Park – haven’t been there in years and really enjoyed it ." - Ann F, age 59, client since 2013
"A couple of days ago things looked very bleak for my parents who are both very ill. But thanks to agencies like Community Care things are looking better. The greatest concern of people as they age is that of maintaining independence." – National Advisory Council on Aging (1998)

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Have you had recent surgery or illness requiring short term use of medical equipment?

Our short term Medical Equipment Rental program assists clients requiring medical devices to help alleviate the pressures that come along with illness or injury. These devices are available for a fee of $30.00  for a period of 3 months (or longer upon approval).

Items we may have available include:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Walkers
  • Bath seats and benches
  • Commodes and toilet seats
  • Crutches and Canes
  • Bed rails
  • Other durable medical equipment

If you need medical equipment for a short time (usually less than six months) we may be able to help. Medical Equipment is available from the following offices:

  • Apsley
  • Buckhorn
  • Chemung
  • Havelock
  • Lakefield
  • Millbrook
"We currently have a wheelchair, walker, bath seat, cane ­ all are needed on a regular basis and make our lives a little easier."

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