11.12.10

Volunteer Services Helping Home-Bound Seniors in Houston, TX

Posted in Assisted Living, Assisted Living Facilities, Caregiver, Elder Care, Elderly Care, Volunteer Services at 2:14 pm by admin

Many seniors in the Houston area receive invaluable volunteer services from several Houston organizations allowing them greater independence and comfort in their own home. Many of the following organizations target seniors who are home-bound. The first four are associated with the national volunteer organization Faith In Action.

F I A Project of Houston, TX in Harris County
Phone: (713) 692-8730
Faith In Action Project of Houston lends helping hands to Harris County seniors by helping with light household chores, providing personal care and transportation, assisting with shopping, and checking up on seniors with a friendly phone call.
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Faith in Action Faithful Friends
Phone: (713) 522-0879
Need help figuring out which bill is due when? Feeling lonely? Need a ride to the Doctor’s office? Overwhelmed and unable to keep the house in tip top shape? Is meal preparation becoming a struggle? Having a tough time getting out to get the groceries you need? A Faith in Action Faithful Friend volunteer is available to help you stay on top of the bills, housecleaning, groceries, and meal preparation as well as lend an ear or words of encouragement and friendship.

Faith in Action Fifth Ward Volunteers
(281) 418-2102
These volunteers provide many of the same services as the above organizations, but also offer respite care, giving caregivers a much needed break. Their services target Houston seniors who have Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, or a terminal illness; are mentally or physically disabled or frail.

For seniors just outside the Houston service area, the following volunteer organizations provide many helpful services.

Interfaith CarePartners Faith in Action, Conroe
(713) 682-5995
This organization serves seniors living outside of Houston in Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery County and the Conroe area. Interfaith Care Partners links local congregations with seniors in their community in a way that meets seniors’ unique needs. Their volunteers form teams who have been trained to address specific needs of seniors who have physical or mental impairments, Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, or HIV/AIDS. They offer Respite Care, providing relief to caregivers, friendly visits, and transportation to seniors who are unable to drive or take public transport.

The Samaritan Ministry Aid for the Aging, Sick & Their Caregivers
Phone: (281) 589-8936
This service organization cares for seniors in Harris, Montgomery, Ft. Bend, and National, TX by offering friendly visits and phone calls, meal preparation, respite care, shopping assistance, and transportation.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
1-866-649-5862
Catholic Charities provide volunteer senior services including transportation to medical appointments and grocery or errand destinations, home visits and calls, light maintenance and repairs, yard work, information, education, and referrals to other available medical, community, and financial aid. Their services are available to seniors 60 and older who are frail, living alone, inside Loop 610 as well as some zip codes outside the loop in Fort Bend and Galveston County.

Interfaith Ministries’ Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston
713-533-4978
Interfaith Ministries in conjunction with Meals on Wheels provide nutritious meals for over 5,000 seniors in the Houston area.

So whether you or a senior you love needs a little help, know that there are many volunteers standing by to lend a hand. And if you need help finding Assisted Living TX or any other type of senior housing around the country, click here!