Personal Care Services

Personal care services provide up to six hours of in-home support a week for individuals who require with assistance with bathing, grooming, and dressing. Additional help such as light housekeeping or meal preparation may be available based on the individual’s need. Services are provided by an aide from a contracted, licensed home health agency.

Who may receive Personal Care Services?

Older adults who:

  • Are 60 years and older.
  • Have a primary caregiver who has reported having caregiver-related stress.
  • Require assistance with a bath, personal hygiene, and other activities of daily living.
  • Are able to safely remain at home with personal care as a support service.

How much does Personal Care cost?

Valley Program for Aging Services (VPAS) subsidizes a portion of the hourly cost to receive Personal Care Services. The cost per hour is based on a sliding fee scale.
 

How can I get more information about Personal Care Services?

If you believe you qualify and need Personal Care Services, or know someone who does, please contact us.

An in-home assessment is required in order to receive Personal Care Services. See Information and Assistance for description of assessment.
 

A helping hand

Personal care services provide security for recipients

The personal care services subsidized in part by Valley Program for Aging Services are a security blanket for Corky Thomas of Staunton.

“It’s a security knowing that someone is going to be coming, that I won’t have to struggle getting in and out of the bathtub by myself, that if I have a little problem with opening a can or something of that nature, someone is going to be here. It’s the idea of knowing that they are going to be here.”

Personal care services provide up to six hours of in-home support a week for individuals who require assistance with bathing, grooming, and dressing. Additional help such as light housekeeping or meal preparation may be available based on the individual’s need.