Respite Care is available for caregivers on a weekly basis in the home. Respite Certificates are also distributed based on need and funding availability. Respite Aides are matched with the level of care needed for the elderly person which can range from companionship to hands-on care. An assessment is required prior to services beginning. A cost share may be required for this program.

Home Health Aides provide weekly basic personal care for those seniors who need this help. The aides help with bathing, nail care, hair and skin care and offer blood pressure monitoring. There is a suggested donation of $10.00 per hour for this service.

Home Maker Aides come into the home every other week to assist with vacuuming, mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms, assisting with laundry and performing other minor tasks. A suggested donation of $5.00 per hour is requested to help cover costs.

For more information, or to schedule an assessment, call In Home Services Director Deb Steele at (616) 527-5365.

Commission on Aging

115 Hudson Street
Ionia, MI 48846

(616) 527-5365
Toll Free: 1-888-527-5365

(616) 527-5955


Office Hours:
8:30am – 5:00pm