Verde Valley Caregivers provides volunteers, programs and services to support older adults and adults with disabilities in need of assistance to maintain their independence and quality of life at home. VVCC services are provided to eligible clients or "neighbors" without charge: older adults who are experiencing limitations due to chronic health conditions, an inability to drive, inability to shop for groceries and read labels,
and/or adults who are at-risk for falling in their homes. Those considered to have the greatest needs are those who have no family living with them or nearby.
Transportation is provided to neighbors who need rides to medical and other appointments, the grocery store, the pharmacy for medication pick up, hairdresser, bank, and post office. See VVCC Passenger Handbook.
Guardian Angel Program
VVCC loans personal medical alert units to adults who live alone and/or are at risk for falling down. The medical alert units keep adults connected to family, friends, neighbors, or emergency responders in case of an emergency. The systems are installed by trained volunteers and receive check ups every six months. Learn more about Guardian Angel.
Person Centered Care
To learn about how VVCC is contributing to the Effective Community-based Intervention for High Need and High Cost Patients Model click here.
Friendly phoning, visits & email buddy: Volunteers and/or neighbors who call each other regularly.
Business help: Sorting mail & bill paying.
Handy person assistance: Help with small home repairs.
Respite assistance: Volunteers provide relief to caregivers.
Patient scribe: Volunteers help prepare for and take notes during medical appointments.
Pet Assistance: Volunteers provide dog walking, transportation to vet appointments and feeding. Learn more about Pet Assistance.
Verde Valley Caregivers is serving over 2,400 older adults throughout the Verde Valley. Services are provided by dedicated volunteers who wish to help their neighbors in need.
The Guardian Angel Program provides free personal emergency alert units in nearly 700 households, keeping at-risk adults connected when they need assistance and are unable to reach their telephone.
The Guardian Angel devices improve health outcomes by allowing rapid response to emergencies, allowing seniors to feel more secure and connected in their own homes.
The pendant-style devices hold four phone numbers (family members, neighbors, local emergency response, and VVCC when needed) which can be called by one-touch buttons or voice command and works wirelessly with the existing phone system.
Installation & Maintenance
GAP Saves A Neighbor's Life
"I received a call from Karen Sweeting who wanted us to know that the GAP saved her life. She’s in Phoenix now in an assisted living facility. She fell on her face in her bathtub and was knocked out. The GAP called the Fire Department. She was unconscious for four days and had a long recovery until finally ending up in Phoenix. She wanted us to know how grateful she is to be alive and is doing much better now."
Lynn Edwards, Call Center Specialist
"Thank you so much for my Guardian Angel. I feel so much safer living alone now. I know that help is
Keep pets with their owners! Pets are very important to the older adults we serve! Volunteers provide dog walking, transportation to vet appointments, feeding, and more....
Banfield Foundation grant helps keep beloved pets with their elderly owners
Grant funds enable VVCC to temporarily board pets when their owners are hospitalized. And while our neighbors are aging in place, they are doing so with their aging pets.
The Pets Count Too! Program also provides pet food, supplies, medication and veterinary care for pets of VVCC’s low-income clients, temporary dog walking or pet sitting due to an illness or emergency appointments, emergency grooming, and transportation to veterinary clinics, boarding kennel, and food/medication pickups.
Individuals can also help support VVCC’s Pets Count Too! Program. For more information and to donate click here.