The Protective Services (PS) Homemaker program provides supportive services to adults (APS cases) who have been threatened with abuse, neglect, or exploitation and require services in order to prevent this from occurring. To this end, PS Homemaker focuses on activities that the client can no longer do for themselves and which are necessary for the client to remain at home. These include emotional support and encouragement during periods of loneliness and depression. Services are directed at teaching homemaking and daily living skills to these individuals.
Eligibility is determined by the DHS caseworker. Need is established when an individual or family is experiencing a specific personal or social problem for which homemaker services is deemed to be the appropriate course.