Home Help / Maintenance

Home Help

The Olde Forge Home Help program offers house-keeping services to seniors and adults with physical disabilities living in Ottawa’s West End.

The Home Help Services may include:

  • vacuuming
  • laundry
  • additional housekeeping chores.
  • organizational help
  • light meal preparation
  • companionship
  • anything that doesn’t involve hands-on personal care

With Olde Forge Home Help you get the same Home Helper at the same time every week! This routine helps to keeps scheduling simple and easy for everyone!

Provided on a fee-for-service basis by Olde Forge employees. Program is designed allow clients to live independently in their homes. Provision of services is preceded by a home visit to determine needs and wishes and to identify need for other services. A single worker is assigned to the client to develop comfort and familiarity. Worker monitors client’s condition and reports any concerns.

Home Maintenance

Service is provided by Olde Forge employees to more than 300 people seasonally, on a fee-for-service basis. Service is well-established, over 30 years old. This is an on-call service for minor repairs and odd jobs around the home – storage cleanout, window cleaning, ongoing lawn and garden maintenance (mowing, planting, weeding): anything the client is physically unable to do, if our workers have the skills. Client usually supplies the equipment/tools. If employees cannot provide the service we will refer to an outside supplier where possible.


  • PLEASE NOTE: To help support the City of Ottawa's physical distancing restrictions, the Olde Forge has modified and enhanced some of its programs and services at this time.