Friday, September 04, 2009

Hendry/Glades Elderly Receive Benefits

No Cost Home Improvements Through New Program

LABELLE, FL. -- Many elderly residents of Glades and Hendry counties are receiving home improvements, repairs and household appliances at no cost to them through the Hope Connections program.

Hope Connections, a program of Hope HealthCare Services, provides special home care and support services to the elderly in Glades and Hendry counties. The home improvements are the result of a one-time expenditure by the State Department of Elder Affairs through the Area Agency on Aging.

The home improvements are intended to enhance each individual�s quality of life. For example, two homebound clients now have wheelchair ramps, ensuring safety and comfort whenever they leave home. A woman in a rural area who had no running water now has a new well. Bathroom conversions enable one client to move easily from her wheelchair to the shower. Other clients now have lift chairs, fans, washers, refrigerators and other items and upgrades, all with the goal of making their lives better.
Hope Connections provides a number of services, including: Hot meals, Personal care, Homemaker services, Household chores, Transportation, Medical equipment and supplies, Counseling, and Emergency response systems.

For more information about Hope Connections, call the Elder Helpline at (866) 413-5337.

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