Types of Services
- Adult Day Care
Provides a protective setting for those who cannot be left alone due to health care and social needs.
- Assisted Living
Offers help with non-medical aspects of daily activities in an atmosphere of separate, private living units.
- Caregiver Programs
Provides support for caregivers of older adults and some services for grandparents raising grandchildren.
- Case Management
Families can get assistance in assessing the needs of older adults and making arrangements for services to help them remain independent.
- Congregate Meals
Meals are provided in a senior center or other site where older adults can enjoy a meal and socialize with others.
- Elder Abuse Prevention Programs
This service investigates allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation, and interventions in substantiated cases.
- Emergency Response Systems
This service provides in-home 24-hour electronic alarm systems that enable homebound persons to summon emergency help.
- Employment Services
Provides opportunities for older adults to explore employment options.
- Financial Assistance
Counseling on financial management, prescription drug programs, Social Security benefits, food stamps, energy assistance and the like.
- Government Assisted Housing
Offers rent subsidized housing.
- Home Delivered Meals
Provides meals (Meals on Wheels) for the homebound.
- Home Health Services
Provides help with activities such as changing wound dressings, checking vital signs, cleaning catheters and providing tube feedings.
- Home Modification
Aid in renovations to increase the ease of use, safety, security and independence in the home.
- Home Repair
Programs that help keep housing in good repair, such as roofing, plumbing and insulation, in order to avoid major problems.
- Information and Referral/Assistance
Specialists provide assistance and links to available services and resources.
- Legal Assistance
Advice and representation for certain legal matters such as government program benefits, tenant rights and consumer problems.
- Nursing Facilities
A skilled center equipped to handle individuals with 24-hour nursing needs, post-operative recuperation, complex medical care demands as well as chronically-ill individuals who can no longer live independently; facilities may be freestanding or part of a senior community.
- Personal Care
Provides assistance to functionally impaired individuals with bathing, dressing, walking, eating, supervision, emotional security, and housekeeping.
- Respite Care
This service offers a break for caregivers who provide ongoing supervision and care of a person with a functional impairment.
- Retirement Communities
A facility that offers seniors combined housing, services and health care while allowing them to enjoy a private, residential lifestyle of independence and assurance of long-term health care.
- Senior Center Programs
Offers a variety of recreational and educational programs for older adults.
- Shared Housing
An organized shared-housing-network where seniors can share their home, or the home of another.
- Telephone Reassurance
Regular contact and safety checks to homebound seniors and disabled persons by trained volunteers.
Provides services for older adults or persons with disabilities who lack private transportation or who are unable to utilize public transportation.
- Volunteer Services
Opportunities for older adults to provide telephone reassurance, friendly visits, insurance counseling and more.