September 2, 2014
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Aging and Adult Services Dept. Programs

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES:
 

  • Information and Assistance is available to answer questions about specific programs and services. Assistance with benefit applications such as PACE, Property Tax/Rent Rebate, and other applications are also available. Information and listings of Subsidized Apartment buildings, Home Health Care Agencies, Assisted Living Facilities, Personal Care Homes, Nursing Homes, Retirement Communities and health insurance counseling are also available.

     
  • Adult Service programs assist those who are 18 to 59 years of age.  Programs are targeted towards low income adults, adults who have a disability, and other underserved, vulnerable populations.  

     
  • Assessment & Care Management is provided by trained and experienced staff. The needs of each individual are assessed in order to develop a care plan that suggests a wide range of programs and services designed to keep you living independently in the community.  
     

     
  • Protective Services provides investigations and interventions to protect the health, safety and welfare of adults who are unable to protect themselves. Often such adults are at imminent risk of being physically and/or mentally abused, neglected, financially exploited or abandoned.

     
  • Enhanced Nursing Home Transition (ENHT) is for individuals 18 years or older who currently reside in a nursing facility and would like to transition back into their home and community.

     
  • Family Caregiver Support Program is designed to reduce caregiver stress and strengthen the care being given to frail adults in their homes. Supportive and helpful choices are selected from available services that would best meet the needs of the older adult needing care and the caregiver.

     
  • The Grandparenting Program helps to reduce the stress and financial burden of caregivers over 60 years of age who are primary caregivers for a child under 18 years of age with a developmental disability.

     
  • Homemaker/Home Support consist of activities provided to eligible adults who are in need of support to keep them living independently at home.

       
  • Home and community based supportive services can be provided to you in your own home as an alternative to placement in a nursing facility. The Aging Waiver Program is designed for individuals who require nursing home level care and meet the financial requirements as determined by the local County Assistance Office.

     
  • Neighborhood Senior Centers are strategically located throughout the County and designed to be a community focal point primarily for persons 60 years of age and older and their spouse. Each center is a resource for education, health screenings, exercise programs, social/recreational activities, nutritional needs, as well as volunteer opportunities. Daily hot lunches are provided and are able to be modified for dietary restrictions.

     
  • Adult Day Services is a specialized and therapeutic day program of activities within a protective, non-residential setting for adults. Adult Day Care offers caregiver relief to families caring for an adult. Adult Day Care is especially appropriate for individuals with memory deficits or physical deficits.  

     
  • Personal Care provides "hands on" care in a person's home that is related to personal hygiene or functional activity of daily living that an individual cannot meet independently.

     
  • Agency staff is available to investigate complaints made by or on behalf of older persons in long-term care facilities such as Nursing Homes and Personal Care Assisted Living Facilities through the Ombudsman Program.

     
  • Housing Case Management/Housing Assistance assists homeless or near homeless individuals and families. A caseworker works closely with individuals in service planning, establishing links with appropriate services and advocacy with landlords.  

     
  • Minor household repairs to maintain health and safety in the home can be provided through Home Modification. As needed, work includes the installation of handrails, bathroom safety devices, ramps and non-cosmetic repairs.  

     
  • Health Insurance Counselors are available, through a program called Apprise, to help you understand your health insurance options, answer questions about Medicare, Medigap and Medicaid. Counselors will assist you in making informed choices, help with medical insurance paperwork and inform you of benefits, entitlements and insurance appeals.

     
  • Cedar View Apartments consist of 200 one-bedroom apartments for low to moderate-income residents 62 years of age or older, as well as qualified persons who are physically challenged. All applicants must be self-sufficient as Cedar View staff does not provide medical or personal care services. 

     
 
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