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Older Adult Services

inhomerespiteIn-Home Respite Care

Do you care for an older adult in your home? Need a break from the rigors of caregiving 24/7? Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia can help.

A trained respite worker will stay in the home with your loved one, providing companionship and ensuring their safety. In-Home Respite Care provides the caregiver with an opportunity to run errands, visit the doctor, or relax knowing that your loved one is being well cared for while you are away.

In-Home Respite Care is offered at $8.00 per hour. Care receivers must be 60 years of age or older to receive services. Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia will perform a free in-home assessment, and will match a trained, background-checked respite worker with your family.

Respite services DO NOT include bathing, personal care, housekeeping or transportation.

Services are provided to residents of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and York County.

For In-Home Respite Care on the southside, call (757) 456-2366. On the peninsula, please call (757) 875-0060.

Community Assistance and Resources for Seniors (CARES)

seniorcareAre you a senior citizen in need of transportation services, help with small errands or a little extra help with yard work? Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia can help.

Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia matches trained volunteers with seniors in our CARES program to provide transportation to medical appointments, the grocery store, pharmacy and/or the bank. Volunteers may also be available to assist with errands and shopping or to check in on seniors living alone through a friendly visit or weekly phone call.

Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia may also be able to match volunteers with seniors in need of yard work or minor home repairs.

We cannot guarantee that a volunteer will be available each time a request is made, but clients are given advance notice if their request cannot be filled due to a lack of volunteer resources.

For CARES services on the southside, please call (757) 456-2366. On the peninsula, please call (757) 875-0060.

Guardianship/Conservatorship

Catholic Charities serves as Guardian for individuals who have been deemed incapacitated by the courts. When no family member is able to take on the care of their loved one, Catholic Charities’ Guardianship case workers take on the role of caregiver. Individuals in the Guardianship Program receive on-going case management and on-going monitoring of their needs and services. In its role as Guardian, Catholic Charities assumes responsibility for the personal affairs of an incapacitated person, including responsibility for making decisions regarding the person’s support, care, health, safety, rehabilitation, therapeutic treatment, appropriate housing, residential services and supervision. Guardianship clients become our family members and are cared for throughout the remainder of their life.

As Conservator, Catholic Charities is responsible to manage the estate and financial affairs of the individuals, including investments and monthly bills, monitored by the commissioner of accounts by each locality we serve.

Eligibility Criteria

Catholic Charities is appointed by the Circuit Court as guardian and/or conservator for persons who have no appropriate individuals in their lives to serve in that capacity. These services are grant funded or private fee funded. You of your attorney may call Mirlande Sledge for more information at (757) 467-7707, 4855 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

Representative Payee

Often the Social Security Administration or some other payer source requires that individuals at-risk of being financially exploited or unable to handle their own financial affairs have someone oversee their financial accounts and the payment of their monthly bills. This is a role Catholic Charities can fill.

Eligibility Criteria

The process begins with telephone intake and requires paperwork from the Social Security Administration and/or other financial income sources. Cost is fee-based and clients must be 18 years or older. Services are available throughout Hampton Roads, Suffolk, Williamsburg and the Eastern Shore. Please contact Shannen Sager at (757) 456-2366, ext. 1017 for more information.

Volunteer

Do you enjoy being with seniors, and have some extra time to devote to volunteering? Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia needs your help.

Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia is seeking volunteers to provide senior citizens with transportation to medical appointments, the grocery store, pharmacy and/or the bank. Volunteers are also needed to assist seniors with errands and shopping or to check in on seniors living alone with a friendly visit or weekly phone call.

Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia is also in need of volunteers to provide light yard work or minor home repairs for older adults. If you’d like to join us to help seniors remain safely in their own homes, please call us today!

To volunteer on the southside, please call 757) 456-2366. On the peninsula, please call (757) 875-0060.