Services Provided

If you are interested in services for an older adult in and around Holdingford and St. Stephen, simply call us at 320-746-9960 or email us at info@holdingfordhelpinghands.org or stop in to our office at 101 Plymouth Street in Holdingford. We would be happy to chat with you regarding your needs or those of a loved one.  Our services coordinator will meet with your and/or the person seeking service. Caregivers and loved ones are welcome and encouraged to participate. During this conversation we will discuss your specific needs, share about our program and how we can help.

Helping Hands will help to identify and access community resources that may be available to older adults and caregivers. Non-medical, in home services can be provided by our team of dedicated volunteers. For ongoing services (transportation, friendly visiting, housekeeping, etc.) you will be matched with volunteers who can best meet your needs.

Some Helping Hands services are provided on an ability to pay cost-sharing basis. This means that the amount that each person pays depends on their individual situation and what they are able to pay.

The cost-sharing suggested payment is lower than the value of the service because of government agency and private support. We are dedicated to working with each person to ensure that the fee is manageable for them and to make sure they get the help they are looking for. While our goal is to have people contribute financially to sustaining our programing, no one will be turned away because of an inability to pay.

Fees for services are necessary in order to cover the expenses of running the program as a whole. This includes things like having staff available to coordinate volunteers with people in need as well as simply paying the light and phone bill for the program. As we mentioned before, no one will be turned away because of an inability to pay.

Helping Hands offers the Gold Pass option for those who are able or for family members who want to provide a special gift. When you purchase a Gold Pass for $200 you are supporting Helping Hands with a valuable gift. Gold Pass members are covered for an entire year of services from Helping Hands. To purchase a Gold Pass for yourself or a loved one click here.

Our mission is to help older adults and adults with disabilities to continue to live safety in their homes longer. Our belief is that if older adults are able to access affordable help with challenges that they face in their homes, than it will be easier for them to remain in their homes longer, delaying the need to consider other living arrangements such as assisted living or nursing facilities, which are quite costly. It is based on the whole idea that if you spend a little now, you save a lot later.

Adult Day Center

Are Adult Day Services Right For You?

If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, Adult day services may benefit both you and your loved one:

  • Do you worry about your loved one’s safety at home while they are alone?
  • Do you worry that your loved one is unhappy or bored sitting at home all day?
  • Do you worry about the ongoing health of your loved one? Do they need assistance during the day to remember to properly take their medications or to eat healthy meals?
  • Do you want help to be able to keep your loved one at home as long as possible?
  • Does your loved one seem depressed?
  • Does your loved one have no one to talk to?

About our center

Our adult day center is an important care option that helps keep families together and can improve the quality of life to both caregivers and their loved ones. Our center is located on Main Street in Holdingford.

When an elderly loved one needs care and supervision during the day our center is an option that allows family members to continue with normal life activities.

Our adult day center provides a comprehensive program specially tailored to adults who need supervision and assistance during the day. We provide social activities and health care services for adults with physical disabilities and/or cognitive impairments, seniors who are frail or may be lonely and need to be with people and participate in activities instead of sitting at home alone.

People who attend an adult day care center usually live in their own home or in the home of a family caregiver. Our adult day center can improve the quality of life for those who attend and help each person function at their best.

Costs of Adult Day Care 

Private insurance, Medicaid-waiver programs and veteran’s programs often cover the cost of adult day center services.

Approximately 30% of adult day services participants pay privately for the services. Private pay half day fees are $45 and full-day services are $90.

Services provided through the Adult Day Center are not covered by a Gold Pass donation.

Day Center Services

Our center is open from 9 a.m. – noon/half day (3 hours) and 9 a.m. – 3:00/full-day (6 hour) service. Earlier hours and extended late hours can be negotiated.

Our center services include personal care, therapeutic activities, exercise, outings, a hot lunch and morning and afternoon snacks.

Other fee based services available upon request include hair and beauty services and foot care.

Our adult day center is designed to offer family support. We offer caregiver support groups, education on topics such as managing home situations and safety in the home; Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class, and referrals to community resources.

Caregiver Respite

In-home respite care is provided to individuals who are caring for a loved one and just need a break! Helping Hands uses volunteers to provide respite care. All volunteers have passed necessary background and reference checks. Care is provided based on a sliding scale fee based on income. Respire care can also be paid by county AC/EW payments.

This service is valued at $40 per hour; a suggested payment amount based on level of income will be shared with the recipient at the time of service. The suggested payment is lower than the value because of government agency and private support. No one will be refused services because of unwillingness or inability to pay.

Caregiver Support

In-home respite care is provided to individuals who are caring for a loved one and just need a break! Helping Hands uses volunteers to provide respite care. All volunteers have passed necessary background and reference checks. Care is provided based on a sliding scale fee based on income. Respire care can also be paid by county AC/EW payments.

This service is valued at $40 per hour; a suggested payment amount based on level of income will be shared with the recipient at the time of service. The suggested payment is lower than the value because of government agency and private support. No one will be refused services because of unwillingness or inability to pay.

Chore Services

A variety of services to help older adults and adults with disabilities to continue living independently in their homes are available. Services are available to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.

Services are based on availability of volunteers. Fees are based on a sliding scale based on income or thru the Alternative Care/Elderly Waiver programs thru Stearns County. Each volunteer has passed required background and reference checks.

This service is valued at $25 per hour; a suggested payment amount based on level of income will be shared with the recipient at the time of service. The suggested payment is lower than the value because of government agency and private support. No one will be refused services because of unwillingness or inability to pay.

Volunteers provide a variety of tasks including (but not limited to):

Seasonal Chores

We complete seasonal chores such as leaf raking, window washing, changing storm windows/screens, shrub trimming, or anything else you can think of.

Handywork

We perform a variety of light household maintenance tasks, including installation of grab bars, changing batteries in smoke detectors, changing light bulbs.

Snow Removal

We provide snow-removal services on an as needed basis. We have shovels or can use your equipment to clear your sidewalk and/or driveway.

Exercise

Helping Hands sponsors a weekly exercise and line dancing program every Wednesday from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. The program is held at the Holdingford City Center. We also regularly offer the evidence-based exercise program, Tai Chi. Contact us for dates and times.

Foot Clinic

Volunteer and registered nurse Lenore Dawson regularly conducts a foot clinic in Holdingford and St. Stephen. At the clinic Lenore examines feet and conducts basic foot care. Contact Helping Hands for specific information.

This service is valued at $40 per hour; a suggested payment amount based on level of income will be shared with the recipient at the time of service. The suggested payment is lower than the value because of government agency and private support. No one will be refused services because of unwillingness or inability to pay.

Friendly Visits

We offer conversation and companionship through regularly scheduled, consistent visits providing reassurance and support to an older adult and their loved ones.

Health Education

We offer a variety of evidence-based health education programs including Living Well with Chronic Diseases and Matter of Balance. Contact us for dates and times.

This service is valued at $50 per hour; a suggested payment amount based on level of income will be shared with the recipient at the time of service. The suggested payment is lower than the value because of government agency and private support. No one will be refused services because of unwillingness or inability to pay.

Homemaker Services

Homemaking services are provided by volunteers to seniors and disabled individuals who are in need of assistance with daily light household duties (laundry, cleaning, cooking, etc.).

Services are available on a sliding scale fee based on income or thru the Alternative Care/Elderly Waiver programs thru Stearns County. Each homemaker volunteer has passed required background and reference checks.

This service is valued at $25 per hour; a suggested payment amount based on level of income will be shared with the recipient at the time of service. The suggested payment is lower than the value because of government agency and private support. No one will be refused services because of unwillingness or inability to pay.

Home Modification

Volunteers provide basic home safety modifications including safety bars and home safety checks.

This service is valued at $25 per hour; a suggested payment amount based on level of income will be shared with the recipient at the time of service. The suggested payment is lower than the value because of government agency and private support. No one will be refused services because of unwillingness or inability to pay.

Outings

Helping Hands sponsors various group outings to area concerts and other events. A free will donation helps support our programs. Contact us for our upcoming activities.

Socialization

Regular card-playing and other social events are available throughout the year. Contact us for details.

Transportation

Our transportation services are provides by volunteers and include transportation to medical appointments and household errands and other needs as necessary.

Transportation fees apply to the service receiver and are based on a sliding fee scale, according to household income. This service is valued at $25 per hour; a suggested payment amount based on level of income will be shared with the recipient at the time of service. The suggested payment is lower than the value because of government agency and private support. No one will be refused services because of unwillingness or inability to pay.

Volunteers can submit their miles for reimbursement and are covered under the program’s liability insurance.

Senior Dining

Helping Hands Outreach supports three group dining experiences. Our weekly dining on Tuesdays at noon at the Holdingford City Center, our monthly Lunch & Learn on the first Wednesday of each month, 2:00 – 4:00 at the Holdingford Legion Club and our monthly Lunch & Learn on the third Tuesday of each month at 1:00 at the St. Stephen Church. Free will offering is suggested to support each program.