In home support services, also referred to as Personal Care or Home Support, can play critical role in helping an older adult remain at home, living in a community. Trained personal care aides assist with Activities of Daily Living (ADLS) such as bathing, hair care, grooming, dressing, toileting, shaving, or feeding. Aides can also assist with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) such as basic housekeeping to ensure safe and sanitary living conditions, laundry, shopping and errands, meal preparation, garbage removal.
Older adults can obtain Personal Care and Home Support services through several means. These services may be privately obtained or may be arranged for and subsidized by the Area Agency on Aging (AAA). To receive these services from the AAA, a person would need to be assessed by a Care Manager to determine the need as part of the OPTION Care Management Program.
The first step in the process to determine if you or a loved one is eligible for subsidized in-home support services or learn about local home support/personal care providers is to contact us.
For more information on in-home support services or if you have questions about long term care, call the Area Agency on Aging's Information and Referral Department at (267) 880-5700 or email us.