Companion Service Program | Vocational Rehabilitation
Services to the Blind Division | Chore
major financial assistance and medical care federal-state programs, the Department
of Human Services (DHS) offers other essential services...
Companion Service Program
is administered under the Department of Human Services and is an employment
and training program established to provide part-time employment opportunities
as respite companions for low-income persons, aged 55 years and older. The purpose
of such companions is to assist families provide 24-hour care for a frail elderly
family member in the home. To enter this program’s website, click on: (http://www.state.hi.us/dhs/RCS%20Prog.pdf).
It’s site offers a description of its Oahu services, eligibility requirements
and information on how it can be contacted through Participating Work Stations.
services are available in Oahu's communities to help caregivers who need a break
from the often exhausting demands of providing home care for extended periods
of time. Respite care can be provided in a variety of ways and time periods.
It can be offered in the home or in an outside facility such as an overnight
respite care center or an adult day care program. Usually, respite care is provided
on an intermittent or temporary basis to substitute for a caregiver who needs
to get away for a while. For further information about this program, contact
one of their respective Participating Work Stations:
PACE Hawaii at Maluhia
St. Francis Home
St. Francis Medical
Social Work Dept.
Central Oahu Public
East Honolulu Public
Services to the Blind Division
is a State-federal partnership that provides services to help people with physical
and mental impairments to attain successful employment outcomes. Eligibility
requirements, descriptions of the application process, services offered, office
locations and contact phone numbers are provided on-line: http://www.state.hi.us/dhs/vr.pdf.
Rehabilitation and Services to the Blind
for the blind are administered through Ho’opono, the Services for the Blind
Branch of the Vocational Rehabilitation and Services to the Blind Division.
This program provides comprehensive services on Oahu and specialized services
to the neighbor islands to meet the varied needs of persons who are blind, both
deaf and blind or visually impaired, regarding vocational rehabilitation and
adjustment to blindness. Contact: Ho’opono, 1901 Bachelot Street, Honolulu,
HI., 96817, Ph: 586-5268 (V/TT) for more information. On-line information about
their program is also available http://www.state.hi.us/dhs/vr.pdf.
The chore program provides
basic housekeeping services to eligible adults in order to help them remain
at home and as independent as possible. The Adult and Community Care Services
Branch of the Department of Human Services (DHS) administers this program. They
are located at 810 Richards Street, Suite 400, Honolulu, HI. 96813. Their phone
number is 586-5584; Fax: 586-5700.