Changing Lives at Lakeview
The P.A.L.S. program provides support services to assist others in their daily lives, here is a list of the ways you can help.
PALS PROGRAM OPTIONS
- Help with downsizing to smaller unit, such as Assisted Living or group home
- Help pack and set up in new home
- “Neighbor Helping Neighbor” Sales
II. MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
- Medical visits: Be a second set of ears at doctor’s offices as well as take notes for patient to have later
- Take blood pressure readings on Sunday mornings
- Phone calls to home-bound or recently hospitalized
- Transportation to medical appointments, grocery stores and what’s needed
- Run errands, such as picking up prescriptions, picking up small grocery items, etc.
- Transportation Coordinator: (1) Call volunteers willing to provide rides, (2) Explain transportation options and costs (3) Assist in applying for ADA Help qualify (American Disability Act) Cards once driving privileges are revoked on doctors’ orders.
IV. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
- Fill out VA forms
- Prepare/review taxes
- Explain process of qualifying for ALTCS: Az Long Term Care System
- Balance check book, assist in visits to bank and help pay bills as well as setting a budget.
- Transient/Homeless Counselors: In tandem with Good Samaritan fund, be part of a team of volunteers available to respond to people coming to church for financial assistance.
- Identify community resources for which person qualifies. Communicate church policies to those asking for assistance.
V. HOUSEHOLD HELP
- Handymen/women to replace light bulbs, smoke alarm batteries, and other small jobs
- Examine bids submitted by contractors for roofing, plumbing, electrical, etc.
- Home renovation teams: Painting, tear out carpeting, do tile work, install plumbing fixtures, build handicapped ramps, handrails, install shower heads, oversee specialized areas of specialty: a/c, electricity, plumbing.
- Be part of a yard work team: Trim bushes, plant small ornamentals, help care for plants