by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
Helping the Aging, Needy and Disabled (H.A.N.D.) is a division of Meals on Wheels Central Texas. We provide a variety of services to older adults and people with disabilities that allow them to continue living independently in the comfort of their own homes. We are committed to helping our neighbors retain their independence. We are licensed by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services to provide Personal Assistant services.
"I appreciate the fact that every time I call HAND, that whoever I talk to…they’re all very highly courteous to me, and they treat me like I actually matter. When you get older, that’s important."
Our in-home care services empower seniors to remain independent by providing critical services in the comfort of their own home. Our Personal Care Attendants assist with activities of daily living, which include:
If you are in need of assistance and don't know where to start, give us a call at 512-477-3796 or the Texas Department of Aging and Disability (DADS): 1-855-937-2372
Private pay or sliding scale payment based on your income.
In home senior care assistance provided by Helping the Aging, Needy and Disabled may be funded through The Department of Aging and Disability Services, Amerigroup, Evercare or the Area Agency on Aging for those who qualify. Please be sure to ask. All personal care attendants are screened through a criminal history, misconduct registry, nurse aide registry and reference check.
Video: The Mission of H.A.ND.
IN HOME SENIOR CARE ASSISTANCE
PERSONAL ATTENDANT SERVICES ~
Helping the Aging, Needy and Disabled provides non-medical in home senior care assistance to support those needing short or long-term care. H.A.N.D. assists clients with daily tasks to help them maintain independence and remain in their own home as long as possible. A Case Manager assesses client needs, identifies the number of hours of assistance required, and then assigns a personal care attendant.
SOCIAL WORK SERVICES ~
H.A.N.D. employs a Social Services Director to assess and access resource needs outside of personal care. Our Social Services Director can help with access to benefits as well as information and support regarding home safety, health, nutrition, caregiver issues, loneliness and isolation, transportation and much more.
CAREGIVER LIBRARY ~
Helping the Aging, Needy and Disabled has a caregiver resource library which contains materials (books, DVD's and brochures) in English and Spanish to support caregivers. Whether you are looking for information on Alzheimer's or dementia, basic care, or emotional support, you can check out a book or DVD to help you on your way.
For more information, to access our services or discuss eligibility, contact Helping the Aging, Needy and Disabled today at (512) 477-3796 or complete our Request for Information form below.
Helping the Aging, Needy and Disabled (H.A.N.D.)
Elder Options of Texas