In-Home Services for Seniors

In-Home Services are available to residents of Dickinson County who are 60 years of age or better. All services are intended to support seniors in maintaining their independence and ensuring they continue to be a vital part of our community.

Before In-Home Services can be provided, an assessment to determine the specific needs of the household must be completed by DICSA staff (this assessment is a requirement of the Aging & Adult Services Administration.) Once the assessment is completed, a trained aide will come to the individual's home at scheduled times to provide care.

PLEASE NOTE: In-Home Services are provided on a donation basis - donations are then put back into the program to extend services. 

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Services Include

Personal Care

This service includes assistance with:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Transferring
  • Eating
  • Ambulation

PLEASE NOTE: services do not include medication set-up or dispensing.

Homemaking

This service includes assistance with:

  • Laundry
  • Dusting & vacuuming
  • Cleaning bathrooms & kitchens
  • Meal preparation
  • Shopping/errands
  • Changing of linens
  • Sweeping & mopping

PLEASE NOTE: No transportation may be provided by the aide.

Respite Care

This services allows the primary caregiver respite to take care of the daily necessities of life, and ensures that the family member is well cared for in the absence of the primary caregiver.

Home Injury Control

Provides items to improve the home environment of an older adult in order to prevent or minimize the occurrence of injuries. 

  • Bathroom chairs and grab bars
  • Non-slip treatments
  • Smoke and/or gas alarms 

PLEASE NOTE: Home injury control does not include any structural or restorative home repair, chore, or homemaker activities. 

Contact Information

For further information, please contact:

Dixie Youngs, In-Home Services Director
Telephone: (906) 774-2256, x234
Email: dyoungs@dicsami.org

1238 Carpenter Ave.
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

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