Connecting residents with volunteer and professional services so they can stay in their homes and community
Services We Provide
Our volunteers can assist you with:
· Professional Care
· Personal Care
· Meal Service
· Home Support
· Respite Care
You may have family and friends who are ready and willing to help. Our Executive Director can coordinate their schedules and services and our volunteers can fill in any gaps, so that your needs are met. If a family member is your primary caregiver, we can arrange to relieve them for a short respite visit.
If you need long term in-home care we can provide you with referrals to professionals to help care for you. Circle of Care can work with you to find social service agencies or Medicaid to help pay for these professional services if needed.
The Circle of Care Bus
Thanks to the generosity of the Helen and Jose Colton Foundation, our shuttle bus can be used to transport residents to doctors’ and medical appointments, essential shopping, and social events both on and off Point Roberts. The shuttle is equipped to handle wheel-chair passengers. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (360)945-5222 for up-to-date schedule.
Who are Circle of Care volunteers?
Members of the community, just like you! These members know the joy and satisfaction that comes from being of service to others and to their community.
What if I need professional medical care?
If you need long term in-home-care (for more than a few weeks) we can provide you with referrals of professionals to help care for you. Circle of Care can work with you to find funding through social service agencies or Medicaid for theses professional services if needed.
For how long are volunteer services provided?
Generally, if your physician suggests that you will need a few weeks to recuperate, we will provide services for those few weeks. Let us work with you so that we can understand your needs and you can understand our capabilities and/or limitations.
What is the distinction between volunteer services and paid services?
If your situation will require routine, ongoing care and support that will generally mean that you will want to hire staff to provide professional care long-term. Circle of Care will be glad to work with you to fill the gaps until you can hire someone to be your ongoing personal care assistant.
Where does funding for Circle of Care expenses come from?
To date, all of our funding has come from our Board of Trustees, some generous individuals and our fundraisers. In the future, we expect to acquire grants and other funding from state and county sources.
How can I, as a Circle of Care client, be helpful?
If you are receiving services that require reimbursement for food, gas, or other supplies, please make a donation commensurate with those expenses. Some residents have decided to make monthly or quarterly donations to Circle of Care. When you recover, please consider becoming one of our volunteers!