Aging with Dignity and Grace
About In-Home Services
There is a natural desire to live as much of our lives as possible in our own homes. The compassionate and highly skilled team members at West Central’s Division of Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled Services can provide assistance with helping aging persons live healthy and comfortable lives at home. For more information about In-Home Services, contact us.
Family Caregiver Support Program
The National Family Caregiver Support Program provides multi-faceted systems of support services for family caregivers, including access information, assistance, individual counseling, support groups and training, respite and supplemental services. Priority is given to family caregivers who provide care for older adults with Alzheimer’s Disease and related neurological disorders. Priority is also given to older individuals providing care for an adult child or children with disabilities.
Title III, Older American’s Act
Title III-B Supportive Services and Senior Center Programs are provided through Indiana’s 16 Area Agencies on Aging. The services, under the Older Americans Act, as amended, organize, coordinate and provide community-based services and opportunities for individuals 60 and above and their families.
Title III-D or Disease Prevention and Health Promotion services are provided through Indiana’s 16 Area Agencies on Aging. Services provide information and support to older individuals with the intent to assist them in avoiding illness and improving health status. Services are provided at multipurpose senior community centers, congregate meal sites, home-delivered meals programs, senior high-rises, retirement communities or other appropriate sites.
Home Delivered Meals are meals brought to the individual’s home. Each meal complies with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans published by the Secretaries of the Department of Health and Human Services and the United States Department of Agriculture.
Congregate meals are meals which comply with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans published by the Secretaries of the Department of Health and Human Services and the United States Department of Agriculture and are available to eligible individuals or other eligible participants at a nutrition site, senior center or another congregate setting.
Medicaid waivers help individuals stay in their own home, apartment, assisted living facility or adult foster care home, providing alternatives to nursing home placement. Medicaid waivers can also help individuals move out of a nursing home and back to a community setting. Medicaid Waivers include:
Community and Home Options to Institutional Care for the Elderly and Disabled
CHOICE provides care management services, assessment, and in-home and community-based services to individuals who are at least 60 years of age or persons of any age who have a disability due to a mental or physical impairment and who are found to be at risk of losing their independence.
CHOICE funds may only be utilized after an applicant has been determined and documented ineligible for Medicaid or if currently eligible for Medicaid, after a determination that the requested service(s) is not available from Medicaid.
Care Management Services
Care Managers meet with the person and their family in their own home and conduct a confidential, comprehensive assessment to identify concerns and provide service recommendations. Using a person-centered approach, Care Managers help individuals maintain their independence by periodically re-assessing individual needs and preferences, maintaining and updating care plans, authorizing changes in services, adding or discontinuing services, and coordinating the provision of services among providers to ensure the individual’s needs are being met.
A written care plan will provide you with enough information so you can feel confident making the best decisions for your loved one. You choose the service providers you want and your Care Manager will coordinate and monitor these services for you.
A Care Manager is a liaison between the individual, family members, providers, doctors and other professionals. We can quickly alert families of urgent situations or everyday well-being updates.
Your Care Manager
The goal of a Care Manager is to help keep people living in their own home as long as possible, delaying or avoiding nursing home placement. The Care Manager is interested in your well-being and responds to changing needs.
A Care Manager is your advocate and boots on the ground coordinator for individuals and families who are able to privately fund needed services.
Care Management is a service provided by trained professionals who assess needs, coordinate services, and guide you through the complex world of public and private social service supports, insurance, financial information and more.