Friends and Neighbors

 

We are island volunteers receiving client referrals through Senior Services who see a need for home support which is practical and social but not medically directed.  Twenty-five or so of us assist those who are isolated, lonely or disabled and who do not have family or close neighbors to help them. 

 

Friends and Neighbors will:                         Friends and Neighbors do not:

Come to visit you                                          Accept payment or reimbursement

Drive you on errands                                    Help with your financial affairs

 Help with your hobbies                                Recommend medications or treatment

 Read aloud                                                  Help you take medications

 Play games                                                   Assist with personal care or hair care

 Make Cookies                                               Transfer a client to a chair or bed

 Take walks                                                   Enter where drugs, alcohol or firearms may be misused.

Take pets to the vet

 

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