ElderHelp clients receive one-on-one personal visits in their homes with Care Coordinators to create a customized network of support tailored especially for them. We connect them to community resources and help them navigate health and wellness challenges that can seem overwhelming without the guidance of a trusted advocate.
Clients are matched with vetted volunteers, genuinely dedicated to serving aging loved ones and providing services such as:
- Grocery Shopping (either for or with the client)
- Home safety inspections and modifications such as railings and safety bars
- Organizing mail and paperwork
- Social outings to the beach, parks, concerts or movies
- Friendly visits to play cards, games or just chat
Most of our clients live alone and rely on ElderHelp’s vital services to stay healthy and connected to the community. Reducing isolation and the risk of falls in the home through a network of support promotes greater well-being for the client and eases the burden on our overloaded healthcare system.
To be eligible for Care Coordination:
- You must be 60 or older
- Reside in our service area
- You must be able to advocate for yourself
ElderHelp’s programs are structured to help older adults maintain their independence. It is essential that you, as our member, are able to communicate directly with us, complete any assessments and interviews, and maintain a schedule. Currently, ElderHelp is unable to assist seniors with moderate to severe cognitive impairment. It is essential that the person needing help makes the initial call to begin services and is able to manage their own appointments and schedules. While it may seem easier to set up services for your loved one, the program will not be successful unless the individual who will be receiving services is interested, informed and engaged. ElderHelp does recognize the importance of a good support system and how valuable family is to the team.
Our service area is based on volunteer availability and we are constantly looking to expand our reach. Please fill out the form below to stay updated on newly added service areas if you do not find your zip code listed below.
We currently serve the following areas: Care Coordination
Mid-Central San Diego: 92101, 92102, 92103, 92104, 92105, 92108, 92110, 92111, 92115, 92116, 92117, 92122, 92123, 92124
Peninsula/Beaches: 92037, 92106, 92107, 92109, 92118
East County: 92019, 92020, 92021, 92071, 91941, 91942, 91943, 91944, 91945, 91977, 91978, 92119, 92120
North County: 92127, 92128, 92131