Services

During COVID-19, some services are on hold.  Please call the SAPAS office at 651-642-9052 if you have a request and wonder if we can satisfy it.

We serve adults 60+ who reside within our boundaries or who come into our boundaries for events and activities.  We also serve caregivers of adults 60+ if the caregiver or the adult 60+ lives within our boundaries.

 

Service Coordination

Connecting seniors with volunteers, staff or other paid resources as appropriate

Hello Service

Hello Service is a way that St. Anthony Park Area Seniors (SAPAS) helps provide peace of mind for seniors, family members, and caregivers when distance prevents regular contact with loved ones.  Hello Service is a way for seniors to receive regular, personalized well-being checks by phone from local SAPAS staff.  Being physically separated from those you love can be stressful.  Knowing that someone is checking in with your love one(s) regularly can ease that stress.

Hello Service can be inintiated by a senior, a caregiver, or a family member.  SAPAS staff creates an agreed-upon plan that includes a calling/visiting schedule, requested questions during the call, contingency plan, and prefferd follow-up with family members.  Three levels of service are available:

-Weekly phone call
-Daily phone call (M-F)
-Daily phone call (M-F) and a monthly visit

In additon to inquiring about the senior's well-being, a phone call may include questions about health, whether the senior has eaten today and/or taken medications, and if there is anything else SAPAS can help with (shopping, a ride to a medical appointment, etc.).  Staff might be asked to find information and resources or help a senior think through a situation and find possible solutions.  Staff arranges contingency plans if they are unable to reach someone, such as calling a trusted neighbor to check on things.

For more information, including pricing, contact the St. Anthony Park Area Seniors office at 651-642-9052 today.

Volunteer Services

  • Respite support for caregivers
  • Home delivered meals (Meals on Wheels)
  • Friendly visiting
    During COVID-19 all visits will be done over the phone and not in person.
  • Computer support
  • Social activities
  • Seasonal lawn/garden help
  • Transportation for health-realted appointments and other requests 
    During COVID-19 we will provide rides for essential medical appointments to seniors who do not have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Assisting with paperwork such as insurance forms
  • Teach exercise classes
  • Home chore help
  • Grocery shopping
  • Prescription pick-up
  • Going to the library

SAPAS is grateful to have volunteers to provide these services.  We estimate that it would cost at least $20/hour to have paid staff to provide these services to seniors.

Health Promotion

  • Home safety checks
  • Exercise classes
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Nutrition information 
  • Distribution of tools and equipment (such as lighted magnifying glasses, talking alarm clocks and large-print calendars) for vision-impaired at no charge in partnership with the Aging Eyes Initiative through the Minnesota State Services for the Blind
  • Free grocery delivery through our neighborhood partner, Tim and Tom's Speedy Market

In-Home Nursing and Home Health Aide Services

We can coordinate skilled nursing and home health aide care through our home care partner Recover Health.

Handy Services

SAPAS independent contractor handyman will perform minor handyman services such as light switches, leaky faucets, fixing toilets, grab bars, handrails, screens, window locks, door knobs, window glass replacement, shower rods, closet doors and bars, window blind installation, holes in the wall, re-caulk tubs etc. to keep you safe in your own home.

  • Convenient appointments for you
  • If requested, contractor will make the trip to the store to purchase supplies as needed.
  • Hourly charge with a one-hour minimum, billed in 30-minute increments after the first hour
  • Handyman visits are usually two hours or less.
  • Call SAPAS office @ 651-642-9052 to get more information and be in touch with a handyman today!

 

Foot/Nail Care

In the senior's home by nurses working as independent contractors for SAPAS

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