Home and Community Services
Assistance for Adults Over Age 65

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Home and community-based services enable persons who are aged to live in their own home or apartment.

First, a person must qualify for a program that offers services. After qualifying for a program, the “client” partners with a Services Coordinator.  Together, they will assess the client’s needs and determine if the client needs a particular service.

Services

I need help with housekeeping, laundry, meals, paying bills, essential errands and shopping, personal care, and minor home repairs or I may need supervision. Services

I need help bathing, dressing, walking, toileting, eating, shopping, and other activities so that I can live as independently as possible. Chore or Personal Assistance Services

My primary caregiver occasionally needs a short break from caring for me full-time, so that s/he can refresh, recharge, and continue as a good caregiver. Respite Services

I need transportation to medical appointments or to make essential trips to community services, grocery shopping, etc. Transportation Services

I’m unable to prepare my own meals, and there’s no one else who can prepare my meals. Home Delivered Meals

I need changes made to my home, such as remodeling the bathroom or a ramp to get in and out of the house, that will help me live as independently as possible. I need assistive devices so that I can be as independent as possible in doing my daily activities. Home Modifications/Assistive Technology

I need to learn how I can become more independent in my daily activities and how to manage my physical disabilities. My caregiver may also need this training. Independence Skills Building

I know I need to improve what I eat and how I eat. I need information about the importance of food/nutrition as it relates to my disability. I need an expert to help me chose nutritious foods and develop healthy eating habits. Nutrition Services

I may need emergency help at any time while in my home. No one may be around to help me. I’m worried that I may not be able to use the phone to call for help. Personal Emergency Response System

I want to live in a home-like setting. However, I need to live in a facility where people assist with my personal care, day to day activities, and health maintenance. Assisted Living Service

I don’t need 24-hour institutional care. However, because of my physical or mental impairment, I need a program of structured and monitored social, physical, and intellectual services or activities, in a group setting, for at least three hours a day. Adult Day Services

I can’t live by myself and need some supervision, and I would prefer to live in a family setting. Adult Family Home

I have a terminal disease and need end-of-life care. Hospice

I am in need of skilled nursing or aide services so I can be healthy and safe at my home. Home Health

What programs may offer services that an adult with disabilities could need?

I know someone who wants to become my service provider. How do they apply?

They would need to contact a “resource developer” in their area to apply.

More about becoming a service provider.