Long Term Living Services
Assisting older persons maintain their independence is a major focus of what the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging does. Working closely with individuals and their families, we jointly look at their needs, the support and services they might already have, and any additional benefits or arrangements which might provide added support to enhance or maintain independence at home. These might include Informal Supports, Private Pay and Third Party Arrangement, and AAA In-home Services.
Registered Nurse Assessors and Care Managers visit older persons in their homes to more fully understand their circumstances and to determine the type of assistance necessary. Family members are encouraged to be involved in these visits and to assist the older person in the decision making process. The RN Assessors and Care Managers then coordinate and arrange for the help needed. Services are coordinated with assistance provided by family, friends, and by community programs for which the older is determined eligible.
Protective Services are needed in extreme or emergency situations. Sometimes older persons neglect their own care or they are so forgetful that their nutritional and medical needs become great. Other times, older persons are neglected or abused by others or they are taken advantage of financially. The AAA operates an Older Adult Protective Services Program to respond to such concerns. The program is available 24 hours a day, 7 days each week.