In-Home Supportive Services

Helping seniors remain living independently in their own homes.

Friendship Centers provides needs-based, simple assistive care to Emmet County senior citizens, aged 60 and over, for the purpose of allowing them to remain living in their home. Eligibility is determined through an initial assessment by a registered nurse and then every 6 months thereafter. No one is turned away for inability to contribute.

Homemaker Care

Available for 2 hours every other week for a suggested donation of $18 per hour.

  • Dusting
  • Vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping floors
  • Cleaning cupboards, dressers, closets and refrigerators/freezers
  • Washing dishes
  • Changing and making beds
  • Cleaning bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers
  • Changing bathroom linens

Personal Care

Available for 2 hours per week per senior for a suggested donation of $18 per hour. Additional hours are available for purchase at $18 per hour.

  • Bathing or showering
  • Hair care, nail care, oral care
  • Assistance with dressing
  • Ambulation
  • Toilet or bedpan use

Respite Care

Available for 4 hours per week per household for a suggested donation of $18 per hour. Additional hours are available for purchase at $18 per hour. Providing relief to regular caregiver.


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For More In Home Services Information

Please Contact: Friendship Centers of Emmet County, (231) 347-3211
Karolyn Peebles, In-Home Services Director,

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Friendship Centers of Emmet County has three locations in Emmet County – Petoskey, Brutus, and Pellston – where various events are held daily.

Friendship Centers of Emmet County-Petoskey Center

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm 1322 Anderson Road, Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 347-3211 Fax: (231) 347-3795


Friendship Centers of Emmet County-Huber Senior Center/Brutus

Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm 6436 E. Brutus Road, Brutus, MI (231) 529-8803


Friendship Centers of Emmet County-Pellston Center

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00am to 3:00pm 6274 W. Edgar, Pellston, MI (231) 539-8201