Ready Ride and Home Care and Repair Program

September 1, 2022

West Central Minnesota Communities Action ~ Ready Ride

West Central Minnesota Communities Action is in partnerships with Minnesota Live Well at Home and PrimeWest to be able to offer our Ready Ride Volunteer Driver Program and the Home Care and Repair Programs.  Ready Ride is available to residents / adults 65 + in Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens, and Traverse counties.   Ready Ride PrimeWest MA is available to residents / adults 18 – 64 in Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens, and Traverse counties for medical rides for approved and active PrimeWest MA Insurance.

Below are a few key points about the program.

  • Rides can range from short trips to longer trips for various medical appointments, to pick up medications or grocery shopping
  • Riders must reside in our Five–County service area: Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens & Traverse
  • Rides may go outside of the Five-County service area for appointments
  • Volunteer Drivers use their own vehicles to provide the rides
  • Scheduling rides should be requested a week in advance which allows time to find a Volunteer Driver
  • Guidelines, in response to COVID-19, are in place for both volunteer drivers and riders

There is an application process for the Ready Ride Program so please contact us and we will mail / email the application to you. There is an annual cost-sharing fee that each rider pays along with a per mile charge for the ride.  The cost per mile is determined by a person’s net income within five different Tiers.  If you have any questions or wish to know more about the Ready Ride programcall John at 218-685-7433.

Home Care and Repair Program offers homemaking, chore and maintenance services provided by volunteers and a full-time lead maintenance provider. This service is offered to help adults 65 and older maintain their independence at home. Basic cleaning, grocery shopping, yard work (mowing, raking, snow blowing) and light maintenance are just a few examples of services offered. The program is available to residents of Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens, and Traverse counties.

There is an application process for the Home Care and Repair Program so please contact us and we will mail and / or email the application to you. There is an annual cost-sharing fee that each client pays along with a per hour charge for tasks.  The cost per hour is determined by a person’s net income within five different Tiers.  If you have any questions or wish to know more about the Home Care and Repair Program, call John at 218-685-7008.

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We look forward to hearing from you, With Warm Regard,

Heather Molesworth

Director of Family and Community Services and Operations