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Helping the Aging, Needy and Disabled (H.A.N.D.)

Austin In-Home Senior Care Assistance

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H.A.N.D. Helping the Aging, Needy and Disabled - Austin, Travis County

Licensed by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

1640 B East 2nd Street, Ste 200
Austin, Texas 78702
 (512) 477-3796

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Helping the Aging, Needy and Disabled (H.A.N.D.) provides exceptional in home senior care assistance and support to those in need. H.A.N.D. is a nonprofit dedicated to serving its neighbors in 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.

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.


H.A.N.D. Personal Attendant ServicesPERSONAL 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.

Depending on your needs, Helping the Aging, Needy and Disabled can provide assistance with the following tasks:

  • Bathing: drawing water in sink, basin or tub, laying out supplies, sponge bathing & drying, assisting in/out of tub/shower, standby assistance for safety.
  • Dressing: dressing/undressing client, laying out clothes.
  • Grooming: shaving, brushing teeth, applying makeup, caring for nails.
  • Toileting: changing diapers, assisting on/off bed, assisting with hygiene needs, standby assistance.
  • Routine Hair/Skin care: washing & drying hair, setting, rolling, & braiding hair, combing or brushing hair, applying non-prescription lotion.
  • Cleaning: cleaning up after personal care tasks, cleaning bedside commodes, cleaning bathroom, changing bed linens & making bed, floor cleaning of living areas, dusting, taking out trash, cleaning stove top, counters, dishes, cleaning refrigerator.
  • Shopping: preparing a shopping list, going to store for purchasing or pick-up of groceries, putting groceries away, picking up medication.
  • Feeding: spoon & bottle feeding, assisting with feeding utensils, standby assistance & encouragement.
  • Meal Preparation: cooking/serving full meal, warming up prepared meal, grinding, cutting or purifying food.
  • Laundry: gathering & sorting, loading & unloading, going to Laundromat, washing and doing laundry, hanging out clothes to dry, folding & putting away clothes, drop-off/pick-up dry cleaning.
  • Transfer: non-ambulatory movement from one stationary position to another, adjusting/changing client’s position, using equipment: slide board, hover lift, etc.
  • Ambulation: assisting client in rising from a sitting position and positioning for use of walking apparatus, assisting with putting on and removing leg braces & prosthesis for ambulation, assisting client with walking, assisting with range of motion exercises.

H.A.N.D. Social Work ServicesSOCIAL 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.

H.A.N.D. Caregiver LibraryCAREGIVER 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.)

1640 B East 2nd Street, Ste 200
Austin, Texas 78702

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