Our Services

Committed to the health and
well-being of older adults

Sheltering Arms Senior Services is committed to the health and well-being of older adults and their family caregivers. Its comprehensive services provide a continuum of care to help older adults live safely and independently in their own homes.

Advice and guidance helps seniors and their families better understand all their options and make informed decisions.

Home Care provides help around the home to help seniors live safely and independently. These private duty services, provided by well-screened assistants and certified nurse aides, are customized for each individual's needs and preferences.

A plan of care may include:

  • light housekeeping
  • meal preparation
  • errands and transportation to appointments
  • medication reminders
  • assistance with personal care like bathing and grooming

The Day Center provides caring supervision and enjoyable recreation for those with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia, promoting independence and improving participants and their families' quality of life.

Case Management addresses the basic needs of seniors who are facing multiple threats to their independence such as strict financial constraints, isolation, poor health conditions and very limited outside support. Social workers conduct a comprehensive assessment and develop a plan of care to address basic needs.

Utility assistance helps low income seniors, the disabled and families with small children, with electric and gas bills. Beneficiaries receive education on low-cost energy efficiency measures and household budgeting.

Weatherization assistance provides free energy efficiency measures for the homes of low income seniors and families. An energy audit determines the measures needed to most efficiently reduce the home's energy costs.

Telephone Reassurance provides safety-check phone calls to seniors living alone. Calls are made Monday through Friday by trained volunteers and offer a sense of security and support.

Volunteering enhances the quality of life and safety of seniors who have limited social contacts and resources. Programs include Telephone Reassurance, Day Center, Special Projects and Events.

Senior Centers are open Monday through Friday for a free hot lunch and activities that promote a healthier, happier lifestyle, increased fitness and socialization for older adults. There are 15 centers across Houston and a free taxi ride is provided to/from most locations.

Health promotion courses are offered at senior centers and other locations throughout the community to help seniors improve balance, stamina, strength, and agility.