Companion Services Program

News & Updates

The waitlist for the Companion Services Program is open and accepting new referrals.

Overview

Our Companion Services Program provides task-based services to older adults with impairments living in their homes. Below, you'll find the services overview, eligibility requirements, how to access the services, and what to expect once you are eligible for services.

Our program offers a range of essential personalized care and support services through our trusted partners. The services include:

  • Bathing and Toileting
  • Dressing
  • Eating and Feeding
  • Light Housekeeping and Meal Preparations
  • Shopping
  • Supervision

The Companion Program does not offer nursing care. If you require nursing care, we recommend you speak with your doctor.

  1. Program Eligibility
  2. Process to Receive Services

Companion Services Program Eligibility

Persons residing in Loudoun are eligible for the Companion Services Program between October 1, 2023 – September 30, 2024, if they meet the following criteria:

  • Individual: Gross income must not exceed $2,624 per month.
  • Family of two (e.g., husband and wife): Gross income must not exceed $3,432 per month.

In some cases, individuals or families may be eligible to earn slightly more than the specified amount; this will be determined by a Family Services Specialist at the time of your assessment. If you meet the income criteria, you may receive companion services at no cost. If your income exceeds the eligibility requirements, we are happy to provide referrals to private pay services.

How Income is Determined

We look at gross income, for example:

  • Social Security benefits
  • CDs
  • Interest on bank accounts
  • Retirement

We do not make allowances for monthly expenses such as rent or the cost of medicines. 

The number of hours that can be provided depend on what services you need.

It can vary from a few hours a week for housekeeping up to 30 hours per week for more intensive care.

Contact

To request more information, please contact the Department of Family Services at 703-771-5742.