This program provides CASA clients with assistance in remaining independent and safe by providing and installing grab bars and handrails in areas of the client's home where aid is physically required. CASA volunteers install grab bars and handrails that aid our elderly clients get in and out of the shower, give assistance in hallways and help them get up and down stairs. These bars are critical in helping CASA clients prevent debilitating falls. As with all CASA programs, this service is provided at no cost to the client.
Interests: building, repair, fixing, handyman, tools
Description: install grab bars and handrails in seniors’ homes to prevent falls; Typical locations: bathroom, hall, stairs.
Good for: Individuals, 19+
When: Weekday or weekend, year-round
Time commitment: typical installation for 1 handrail/grab bar is 1 hour
What you need: working knowledge of grab bar/ handrail installation, basic knowledge of home repair
To bring: Tools needed to install grab bar/handrails. CASA will supply the grab bars and handrails.
Note: CASA will train new volunteers about our specific installation procedure
Contact: By Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by Phone at 256-533-7775