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Chores and More FAQ's

(Frequently Asked Questions)

 

Who can use Chores & More?

Anoka County residents age 60 and older.

 


 

What does the program do?

  • Minor Home Repairs
  • Housekeeping
  • Seasonal Chores

Call for details regarding project exclusions.

 


 

What does routine housekeeping include?

  • Dusting
  • Vacuum/Sweep/Mop Floors
  • Cleaning Kitchen
  • Cleaning Bathrooms
  • Changing Bed Linens

 


 

What does minor home repair include?

Handymen are available to provide assistance with projects around the home.  They can help with changing light bulbs, installing grab bars, fixing leaky faucets, repairing running toilets, replacing faucets and light fixtures,  checking carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, changing furnace filters, and hanging wall decorations and mirrors.

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Are your workers trustworthy?

The Chores & More program does a criminal background check and personal interview with all applicants. We pre-screen our independent contractors so that the seniors can feel safe and confident about the services they receive.

 


 

Who are your workers?

The workers are Independent Contractors who sometimes are seniors themselves, but we also use people of various ages and from various walks of life, depending on the job to be done.

 


 

What is the cost?

Call for information regarding our sliding fee scale for Housekeeping and Chore Services based on monthly income.

 


 

How do I get help?

Just call Chores & More at 763-783-4767 or email at nshaw@accap.org and talk with the staff.

We will be happy to help you.

 


 

Will I be served immediately?

Service is dependent upon worker availability in your area.  Some areas do have waiting lists for specific services.

 

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How long is your waiting list?

Waiting lists are dependent upon available independent contractors in the chore category and/or the community you are seeking help in.  Priority is given to low income households. Please call for current details.

 


 

What if I cannot afford to pay your rate?

For income eligible clients, we have a suggested donation or sliding fee scale available (dependent on current funding). 

 


 

How do I become a worker or a volunteer?

To work for the program:

You will need to complete an application and for this you have several options:

  1. Call Chores & More at 763-783-4767, or
  2. Email nshaw@accap.org, or
  3. Visit the ACCAP website and click on employment, scroll down and click on either "Homemaker Private Contractor" or "Snow/mow Private Contractor" and click on  the  application.

To volunteer for the program:

You will need to complete an application and for this you have several options:

  1. Call Chores & More at 763-783-4767, or
  2. Email nshaw@accap.org, or
  3. Visit the ACCAP website and click on get involved, scroll down to Current Volunteer Opportunities and click on Chores &More volunteer for an application