In Home Aide Services

Apply for In Home Aide Level I

What is In Home Aide Services?
In Home Aide Services Level I are intended to assist individuals and their families with attaining and maintaining independence, and improving quality of life.

It is the intent of the In Home Aide Services program to provide home management assistance to an individual to remain in their home as long as possible. The program also provides caregivers assistance for those who need relief from constant caring for the Senior.

Referral Letter for In Home Aide Services

If you or someone you know is interested in In Home Aide Services send a referral letter with the following information of the person in need (this can be a letter from you, it does not have to be from a doctor) : 

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Last 4 digits of social security number
  • Why the service is needed
  • Contact Name and Phone Number

Mail to:

Richmond County Aging Services
225 South Lawrence Street
Rockingham, N.C. 28379

For more information, please contact the 
In Home Aide Supervisor.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility is not based on client’s income.
• Must be 60 or older.
• A Richmond County resident living in your own home.
• Must have unmet home management needs for the following reasons:
• Unable to carry out one (1) or more tasks essential to instrumental activities of daily living (IADL’s).
• Person needs help with these tasks in order to remain in his/her own home.
• No responsible person is available to perform these tasks or the primary caregiver needs relief.

After eligibility is determined, you will be added to the waiting list. When a slot becomes available you will be assigned to one of our in-home aides that is in your area.
In-Home Aides can assist with the following tasks:

Light housekeeping: 

• Sweeping
• Mopping
• Vacuuming
• Dusting
• Wash dishes
• Laundry
• Change bed linens

Essential shopping:
• Grocery shopping
• Picking up medications

In-Home Aides are NOT allowed to do the following tasks:

• Transport Clients
• Pet Care
• Yard Maintenance
• Home Repairs
• Heavy Duty Cleaning

How Much Will It Cost? 
There is No Cost to you.  Richmond County Aging Services provides this program for Richmond County through Home and Community Care Block Grant Funding. 

Individuals are given the opportunity to contribute so our services can be expanded to those in need. Consumer Contributions are voluntary and No One is turned away because of their inability to pay. 

Our cost to provide this service is $20.47 for per hour. Keep in mind this is not what the Aide’s make nor what you have to pay. Your contribution is confidential and the amount you give is up to you.

After service begins, we follow-up with our clients frequently to ensure their satisfaction & that the services are being given to the highest quality.