Public Services for help with house cleaning for the Depressed on Disability?

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Depressed Momma
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   Posted 11/26/2011 5:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been suffering from Depression for many years. One of the biggest problems I am having this bout is extreme fatigue. I cannot keep up with the house work. I have 2 small children & it takes everything I have just to care for them. I do not care for myself at all. I only shower once a week, don't brush my hair, ect. I just got out of the hospital Monday after a week long stay.

Does anyone know of any services available to Help with house cleaning, ect.? I am on SS Disability, so I would imagine there has to be something available. Has anyone else ever used these services? I just can't keep up.

Thank you :)

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   Posted 11/26/2011 7:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I would call the Department of Social Services, or human resources. What ever they call themselves now. You can get a person to come in and help you probably once or twice a week. Maybe more. Get ahold of them and let us know hwat happens.

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Depressed Momma
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   Posted 11/26/2011 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I almost feel embarressed about having someone come in to help. But I really need it. I believe I have to contact Senior Services. I'll let u know what happens. Does anyone else use this service?

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   Posted 11/26/2011 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
If your doctor wrote a script that you need assistance with ADL's (activities of daily living) you might get help, but I know Medicare will not pay for home help unless it is skilled CNA or RN care...worth a try tho

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   Posted 11/26/2011 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Senior citizens sounds like your best bet. My mother had people coming in a few times a week. But she was on ssi.

I hope you find some help soon. In the meantime pace yourself.

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Jim1969
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   Posted 11/26/2011 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Who to contact all depends on the area you live in.

In your case possible options would be:

County Department of Human Services
County Health Department
County Mental Health Department
County Hospital Social Services Department
Salvation Army
Catholic Charities

Be prepared to show proof of income and you may also need a "prescription" or a letter from a doctor, counselor, or other health professional that says you do need the assistance.

If by some chance you attend church you can also speak with your minister and he can quietly approach some of the church members to see who would be willing to volunteer to come in and help with the house cleaning.
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   Posted 11/26/2011 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like a good idea. I know how things can pile up. It was hard when I wasn't feeling like this. Now, oh my, I want to fix it but don't have the energy or motivation to get started

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   Posted 8/4/2012 6:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Jeffkinnelson,

I removed your links because they were advertisements selling things. Which is considered spam on here. I hope that you continue posting on the forum.

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