A little help can go a long way

DARTS recognizes the shifting needs that an aging homeowner may need when they choose to ‘age in place’. Assistance with light household chores and outdoor yard work can ease the burdens of home maintenance and allow families to focus on quality time.

Outdoor Chores

As we get older, sometimes tasks like shoveling snow, raking fall leaves or lawn mowing can become unmanageable. With a little assistance, you can continue to be safe, live comfortably and take pride in your home.

Outdoor Chore Services from DARTS include:

  • Lawn Mowing
  • Snow Shoveling
  • Gutter and Window Cleaning (single story homes only)
  • Window Washing
  • Shrub Pruning
  • Garden Tilling
  • Weed Whacking
  • Garage Sweeping

Home Repairs

  • Safety Improvements
    • InstallingĀ Grab Bar, Handrails, shower heads, etc.
    • Changing Door Locks
    • Maintaining Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Kitchen & Bath Fixes
    • Caulking and Minor Tile Repair
    • Installing Roll-Out Shelving
    • Changing Faucets and Light Fixtures
    • Installing High-Rise Toilet
  • Energy-Saving Repairs
    • Installing Storm Doors
    • Changing Light Bulbs to LED
    • Installing Weather Stripping and Windows
  • Miscellaneous Fixes
    • Picture Hanging
    • Painting
    • Deck Power Washing and/or Repairing

DARTS Home Repair Prices are market-competitive with sliding-scale rates.

**Please Note: DARTS Home Repair Services do not include those which require a licensed plumber or electrician, or those that require permitting.

Homemaking Services

Indoor home choresĀ 

Light housework, cleaning and company twice a month can go a long way to be comfortable in your own home. A sliding fee scale allows for those who can pay in full to support those in the community who have the need. The advantage: to maintain a clean home and provide companionship to older adults in the community who face isolation on a daily basis.

Light Homemaking looks like:

  • Dusting curtains, baseboards, fans, etc.
  • Vacuuming/mopping kitchen floors
  • Tidying sinks, microwave, stove top, etc.
  • Make bed/change sheets
  • Laundry
  • Light meal preparation
  • Boxing/unboxing of seasonal items

**The list above is considered in DARTS’ ‘Light Housekeeping’ section. Should there be a need for a heavier task (ceiling fixtures, inside window cleaning, move furniture, hand/knees mopping floors, clean inside refrigerator, etc) an additional fee will be added on your assigned payment. Please contact a DARTS staff member for specific questions. Let us take a load off!

DARTS Homemaking Services do not include assistance with moving in or out of a residence.

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