In-home Services

COST SHARING

Cost sharing began in 2002 across the state due to limited funding and a higher demand for services. Anyone receiving an in-home service may be subject to cost sharing. Cost sharing is based on monthly income and cost per service.

CARE MANAGEMENT

Care Management is a process of assessment, care planning, and follow-up.  Care Managers visit older adults in their own homes to determine what their needs are and how best to meet those needs.  Ongoing follow-up visits are made after services have started to make sure needs are being met.

ADULT DAY CARE

A structured program center geared for those needing supervision due to physical or mental incapacity in a structured atmosphere. The Agency contracts with area providers. Transportation is available.

DOMICILIARY CARE

Provides 24-hour supervised living arrangements in certified homes in the community for those 18 years of age or older who are receiving SSI benefits.

HOME-DELIVERED MEALS

You may qualify for a home-delivered meal (Meals-on-Wheels) if you are home-bound and meet these requirements:

1. Physically or mentally unable to attend a senior center.

2. Unable to prepare your own meal.

3. Have no one living with you to prepare a meal.

4. It is to be the main meal of the day.

Depending on location, some consumers will receive five frozen meals per week. A physician’s statement is required for special dietary needs.

PERSONAL CARE/HOME SUPPORT

Bathing, dressing, undressing, grooming and supplemental housekeeping is provided by a trained aide when no other responsible person is available or capable.

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICE

Personal Assistance Service is in-home personal care, flexibly adapted to a disabled individual’s needs and capabilities. It always includes regular “hands on” personal care. And it helps the individual to live independently and to participate in the community.

FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM

FCSP is funded through both the state and federal regulations. Both programs focus on financial reimbursement to the caregiver when needed supplies and respite care have been purchased. The state program requires the caregiver, who must be an adult family member or individual, to reside in the same household as the older adult. The federal program does not require caregiver and care receiver to live in the same household and they do not have to be related. Consumers in this program need two or more activities of daily living impairments to qualify. The federal program also provides for grandparents over age sixty caring for their grandchildren who are developmentally disabled. The grandchildren must be under age 18. Both the State and Federal programs can provide up to a $2,000 lifetime maximum for home modification and assistive devices. Reimbursement amounts for both programs are based on household income.