Self-Directed Help at Home lets you decide what services you need, when you need them — from someone you choose.
A Home Helper provides in-home assistance with routine light housekeeping, laundry, errands, meal planning/preparation, and other essential tasks. They may be a family member, friend, acquaintance, or someone from your local church, community center, library, grocery store, or other neighborhood group (note: they cannot be someone living with you.)
Home Helpers must be at least 17 years old and pass background checks, provided as a courtesy of Catholic Charities.
With a growing number of aging seniors in Maine, it can be difficult to find agency homemakers. With the Self-Directed option, you can: