AAA In-home Services
Sometimes, community services are needed in addition to the informal supports, private pay and third party arrangements the older person already has. Certain programs have specific medical and income eligibility rules which must first be met; other programs have less eligibility requirements. In those instances, the Assessors and Care Managers from the Area Agency on Aging will work closely with the person and family to determine the type of assistance necessary and the eligibility of the person.
Some of the more common service options are:
Personal Care provides hands on assistance to persons who have difficulty with bathing, dressing, grooming, and toileting. Some light housekeeping tasks may be included.
Meals on Wheels & More provides an in-home, nutritious, mid-day meal to persons who meet eligibility requirements.
Nursing Facility Diversion Services provide a higher level of care management and more intense services to assist individuals who are nursing home eligible to remain in the community. Services may include skilled nursing, therapies, or home health aide in addition to more traditional in-home services.
The Aging Waiver Program is for people age 60 and older who require the level of care of a nursing home. Consumers would choose community-based services rather than a nursing home. Individuals also need to meet Medicaid financial requirements. The following is a list of services available through the Aging Waiver that may be available to you:
- Adult Daily Living Services
- Community Transition Services
- Companion Services
- Counseling Services
- Environmental Modifications
- Financial Management Services
- Home Delivered Meals
- Home Health Services
- Home Support Services
- Non-Medical Transportation Services
- Participant-Directed Goods and Services
- Participant-Directed Community Supports
- Personal Assistance Services
- Personal Care Services
- Personal Emergency Response System
- Respite Services
- Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies
For more information regarding the Aging Waiver Program, please click here.