Royal Oak Senior Essential Services (ROSES)

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R.O.S.E.S. is a program providing a variety of supportive services to Royal Oak residents age 62 and over and qualify for subsidy. You must live in your own home—alone, with a spouse, or with a disabled adult child. Seniors living with able-bodied adult children do not qualify for the subsidy assistance. To ascertain household income, please provide your name, most recent Home Heating Credit or Michigan Homestead Property Tax Credit form. If you live in one of the senior high rises, you will need to provide the HUD Tenant Eligibility & Rent Procedures form.

The following subsidy scale will apply:
Income for One Income for Two Hourly Rate
Below $16,050 Below $18,350 $3
$16,051 - $26,750 $18,351 - $30,550 $5
$26,751 - $42,750 $30,551 - $48,850 $7

The City of Royal Oak sponsors this service. Please call 248-246-3900 Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm for more information and assistance.

Home Chores - Household tasks such as yard work, housework, and gutter (first level only) cleaning are available. No windows, weeding, wall washing or roofing. 

No Pet Care - We do not clean up after pets, walk or handle feedings. 

Home Repair - Repairs that do not require a licensed contractor are available to homeowners. Repairs including minor plumbing, carpentry and minor electrical. No roofing. 

Personal Home Care - Includes assistance with activities of daily living; bathing, meals, shampoos, dressing and help with ambulating. Personal aides cannot handle incontinent clients and are not trained to clean up bodily fluids.

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The Royal Oak R.O.S.E.S. Program is looking for reliable, dependent, self-motivators to assist with Spring lawn cutting and Spring clean-ups or for Winter snow removal for Royal Oak residents age 62 and over who qualify for subsidy. 

Are you that person? Or know someone who is? Individuals are paid for their labor. Applicants must be able to pass a background check.

Please contact either Pam Steinmetz at 248-246-3918 or Dorothy LaSure at 248-246-3919. 

For more information regarding the R.O.S.E.S. Program, please contact the Mahany/Meininger Senior Community Center, Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.