The CARE Program
The CARE Program
As a CARE Member, an annual membership fee of $200 is required at the beginning of membership period in order to receive SIX Service Bundles at no additional charge. Membership perks include a free home assessment by a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), a discount on a Guardian Medical Monitoring Alert system, eligibility for city-wide CARE Service Days and free admission to the annual CARE Senior Summit. Additional Bundles are available for purchase at the cost of $50 per Bundle.
A sliding scale fee for reduced membership rates is available for those whose gross household income is below 200% of the poverty guidelines and are eligible for services provided by the CARE Program.
For information on the sliding fee scale or to access the CARE application, scroll down to the bottom of this page!
CARE Program Service Bundles
CARE Members can receive SIX bundles throughout the year at no additional cost. These Bundles were created with the goal of keeping participants of the CARE program safe and independent in their homes for as long as possible.
The details of each Bundle, as well as the client’s specific needs, will be determined between the Program Coordinator and the CARE Member.
|Yard Clean Up Bundle||This bundle includes basic yard work to be completed in order to help maintain the outside of the home. Possible services include trimming, weeding, watering, leaf raking, planting, etc. depending on the needs of the client.|
|Seasonal Clothing Bundle||This bundle includes switching out seasonal clothing from closets and dressers, as well as straightening closets in order to prepare for the change in seasons.|
|Refresh Bundle||In order to help refresh your home, this bundle includes the possibility of three different services: changing of light bulbs around the home, changing of smoke detector batteries, and/or changing of furnace filters.|
|Window Cleaning Bundle||This bundle includes the cleaning of windows around the home. Windows to be cleaned can be indoor, outdoor, or a combination of both. Exterior windows limited to first floor only.|
|Kitchen Clean Up Bundle||In order to maintain safety in the kitchen, this bundle includes a deep cleaning of the kitchen refrigerator, freezer and kitchen stove. Help with clearing out expired items in the refrigerator and cabinets is also included with the cleaning.|
|Storm and Bad Weather Clean Up Bundle||After a major storm or period of bad weather, this bundle would help with cleaning up your home in order to maintain safety. This bundle can be tailored based on the weather damage, but would include help cleaning up small fallen branches or debris in the yard, help cleaning out unsafe food if the power went out and caused freezers/fridges to turn off, etc.|
|Screen and Storm Changing Bundle||This bundle includes the changing of storm and screen doors and windows around the home.|
|Home Organization Bundle||This bundle includes help with sorting through pictures, organization of pantry or cupboards, help with cleaning out expired food or products. This bundle can help with small tasks that when completed, would add to the overall organization of the home.|
|Technology Assistance Bundle||The technology bundle is aimed towards helping fill the need for technology help with the devices in your home. Updating devices, introductory computer lessons, etc. This bundle would be tailored toward the technological tasks you specifically need help with.|
CARE eligibility quiz:
- Are you 60 years of age or older?
- Do you own your own home?
- Do you live in one of the eight CARE communities of Cleveland Heights, Highland Heights, Lyndhurst, Maple Heights, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Solon and South Euclid?
If you answer YES to ALL of these questions, then you are eligible for CARE!
Click here if you would like to volunteer for CARE! You can print the application that will open in a new window.
This initiative funded in part through a Senior Center Innovation Grant awarded by the Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and Adult Services through the Health & Human Services Levy