Supportive Home Care

As the old song lyrics go, "I get by with a little help from my friends." The Colonial Club's Supportive Home Care Program provides a little help to older adults who want to remain in their home, yet need some help on occasion. Study after study shows that people who are able to safely stay in their home and maintain their neighborhood connects are just happier. All of us know, no matter what age, that maintaining our independence is key to overall good health.

How It Works

The goals of the Supportive Home Care (SHC) program are to enhance and prolong independent living; increase the feeling of security and lessen stress; reduce isolation and increase self-care; and prevent premature nursing home placement. SHC aides can provide numerous services, including, but not limited to bathing, dressing, light housekeeping and meal preparation.

Who We Can Help

The Supportive Home Care Program is available to residents age 55 and over from the communities of Sun Prairie, Cottage Grove, Marshall, Burke, Bristol, Deerfield, York, and Medina.

What We Can Provide

Supportive Home Care will be provided by trained and insured employees of the Colonial Club. Aides providing personal care in your home are certified as nursing assistants or have equivalent training.

Assistance With:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Personal Care
  • Companion Care
  • Escort to medical appointments

Chore Services:

  • Light housekeeping
  • Meal preparation
  • Shopping
  • Errands
  • Laundry

How much will it cost?

Fees include only the cost of the aide and travel time. Supplies and equipment are not included. Twenty four (24) hour cancellation notice required to avoid billing.  Medical emergencies exempt.

An hourly fee will be charged for all services. A minimum of one hour of service per visit is required, which includes travel time.


The Supportive Home Care Program is a combined endeavor of Colonial Club Senior Activity Center, Dane County Department of Human Services and United Way of Dane County.

The Supportive Home Care Program is one of several supportive services offered by Colonial Club. Currently the program is available Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, contact Supportive Home Care Coordinator Aileen Ostermeier at 837-4611 ext. 131 or for a consultation.