In-home services provide support for older adults who need services to maintain independent living.
In-home services available:
- Attendant Care – Attendant Care provides supervision or assistance with bathing, hair washing, shaving, dressing, toileting, medication, eating or transferring usually for an hour two-three times per week.
- Case Management - Assistance to access or coordinate services may be provided following in-home service assessments.
- Chore – Chore services help with heavy housework usually for four hours once annually.
- Counseling - Counseling helps an older customer or family resolve problems or relieve temporary stress, and may include coordination of mental health services.
- Homemaker – Homemaker services Include light housekeeping, laundry, shopping for a couple hours every week or two
- Home-Delivered Meals - Meals are delivered to homebound seniors five days a week before noon. Homebound means not driving and not able to get out of the home without assistance due to sickness, health issues, or diagnosed social anxiety conditions.
- Medication Management - Nurses visit private homes weekly to set up medications and monitor their use.
- Personal Emergency Response Monitoring - Seniors will get an alert system usually a bracelet or pendant they wear with a button to let their emergency contact or 911 know they need help in an emergency.
- Respite Care – An in-home substitute caregiver can provide temporary relief of caregiving responsibilities for non-paid primary caregivers. Usually provided for four hours once a week.
How do I qualify for in-home services?
An assessment is completed to determine if there are service needs that can be met by services provided by the AAA or other community-based service providers. The assessment will include evaluation of problems that limit activities carried out in everyday life. For example, arthritis may make it difficult or impossible to vacuum, do laundry, or get in and out of the bathtub.
How much do in-home services cost?
The cost varies based on the type of service and the availability of a funding source to pay for services in whole or in part. Services may be on a sliding scale fee or donation basis. There is no charge for assessment and coordination of services.
Home-delivered meals are provided to homebound seniors and their spouses of any age for a suggested donation regardless of income. Donation letters and bills are sent at the end of each month.
Who provides the service?
The AAA contracts with community-based service agencies to provide services such as homemaking, attendant care, chore or medication management and respite care services. The AAA provides the assessment and the Home-Delivered Meals program.