COSA is Seeking New Domiciliary Care Homes


The County of Delaware Services for the Aging’s (COSA) Domiciliary Care or “Dom Care” program offers an alternative housing option to residents who are 18 years and older and cannot live independently due to a physical, cognitive or visual disability. The Domiciliary Care program depends on caring and compassionate Delaware County residents who are willing to open their homes and hearts to individuals who need support with their daily activities; but still wish to maintain as much independence as possible in a homelike setting.

Domiciliary Care is a supervised living arrangement. Providers help residents with laundry, supervise medication usage, provide three nutritious meals a day, reinforce good personal hygiene, coordinate medical appointments as well as give caring and individualized attention. In return, providers receive a monthly non-taxable stipend for each Domiciliary Care resident.

Dom Care affords residents the opportunity to age in place for as long as it is beneficial to the individual and provider. COSA is seeking homes with a first-floor bedroom and bathroom to enable residents to age in place. Dom Care homes must be accessible to public transit and located in Delaware County.

Eligibility for participation in COSA’s Dom Care Program is determined by an assessment completed by COSA’s Long Term Care Assessment Unit. Applicants must complete a certification process to ensure that the homes meet fire, health and safety regulations. Providers must have satisfactory personal, medical & financial references, as well as a criminal history clearance.

Residents interested in becoming a Domiciliary Care provider or would like to make a referral for an individual who would benefit from Domiciliary Care services can contact COSA Housing Director, Sharisse Stanford at 610-499-1965 or visit COSA’s website: www.delcosa.org and click on the “Community Services” link.