Carbon County Action Committee for Human Services announces that there is an adult homemaker assistance program available to residents.

The program provides in-home assistance to income eligible county residents, age 18-59, who are disabled or recovering from a recent hospital stay or injury and have no one else available and/or capable of assisting with the care of their home or personal needs.

Services are provided for the purpose of ensuring safe and sanitary conditions and may include: light housekeeping; laundry assistance; shopping assistance; occasional caretaker relief for the person regularly providing care to an eligible disabled individual requiring 24 hour care; or instructional care to an eligible individual who is functionally capable, but lacks basic home care and/or home management knowledge or skills.

Carbon County residents who meet specific income guidelines and need-related requirements are eligible for the program. Program income eligibility guidelines are: $27,225 annual income for one person; $36,775 for a two-person household; $46,325 for three people; $55,875 for four people; $65,425 for five people. If more than five people in the household, gross annual income increases by $9,550 per person.

Some income exclusions may apply. Anyone in need of assistance or for more information, call the Carbon County Action Committee Office at (610) 377-6400, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Adult homemaker assistance services are made possible through the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare's Human Services Development Fund with the support of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Community Services Block Grant funds.