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Community Based Services
- Adult Day Care Services - Provides an organized program of services during the day in a community group setting for the purpose of supporting the personal independence of older adults and promoting their social, physical, and emotional well-being. Services must be provided in a home or center certified to meet State Standards for Adult Day Care programs.
- Adult Day Health Services - Provides an organized program of services during the day in a community group setting for the purpose of supporting older adults' personal independence, and promoting social, physical, and emotional well-being. Services must include health care services and a variety of program activities designed to meet the individual needs and interests of the participants, and referral to and assistance in using appropriate community resources.
- Information and Case Assistance - A service which assists older adults, their families and others acting on behalf of older adults, in their efforts to acquire information about programs and services and to assist older persons with obtaining appropriate services to meet their needs.
- Congregate Nutrition - the provision of a meal in a group setting that provides 1/3 of the Recommended Daily Dietary Allowance.
- Home Improvements - A service which assists older adults with obtaining or retaining adequate housing and basic furnishings. Types of assistance provided may include: providing information regarding housing/housing with services options available; methods of financing alternative housing/housing with services options; helping to improve landlord-tenant relations; identifying substandard housing; securing correction of housing code violations; assisting with finding and relocating to alternative housing; and providing labor and/or materials for minor renovations and/or repair of dwellings to remedy conditions which create a risk to the personal health and safety of older adults.
- In Home Aide Services – The provision of paraprofessional services which assist functionally impaired older adults and/or their families with essential home management, personal care and/or supervision necessary to enable the older adult to remain at home as long as possible.
- Home Delivered Meals – The provision of a home delivered meal that provides 1/3 of the Recommended Daily Dietary Allowance to a home-bound older adult.
- Senior Companion Services - A part-time stipend volunteer opportunity for low-income persons 60 years of age or older who are interested in community service. Senior Companions provide support, task assistance and/or companionship to adults with exceptional needs (i.e. developmental disabilities, functional impairments, or persons who have other special needs for companionship).
- General and Medical Transportation - A service which provides travel to and/or from community resources such as medical appointments and nutrition sites or other designated areas for older adults needing access to services and activities necessary for daily living.
- Legal Services – legal assistance to older adults for basic legal needs – wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Power of Attorney, Living Wills.
- Group Respite - The provision of respite care in a safe setting where caregivers can take care receivers who do not require personal (hands-on) care to get a break from their caregiving responsibilities. The program operates on a scheduled basis for a period of less than 6 hours a day. This service provides caregivers and care receivers with social opportunities, activities, information about community resources, and/or other services. Group respite services are sometimes called “Caregiver’s Day Out”.
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