FRAIL AND ELDER

Frail and Elder

Seniors interested in accessing any frail and elder services must request an appointment through the Frail and Elder Program Manager. Appointments generally are conducted at the senior's home with whatever family the senior would like to be present. An assessment will be conducted to determine if the senior meets the program qualifications to receive services. Services available are listed below.

Non-Medical Case Management
Services include needs assessments, coordinating medical services, assisting with Medicare, Social Security issues, helping with Prescription plans, Benefits Counseling and guidance in accessing resources. Provide Home Visits and Wellness Planning.

Non-Medical Homemaker Services
Services include 1.5 hour visits a week with duties performed such as; light housekeeping maintaining main living areas, laundry, assistance planning and preparation of meals, shopping for groceries and other items.

Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program
Short term, emergency assistance with medical equipment is available to frail, homebound elders in need of equipment such as walkers, canes, shower chairs and toilet risers. Availability of equipment is limited and distribution is determined by need.

Non-Medical Caregiver Support
Caregiver Support services offers non-paid family caregivers who resides in the same household information to available services; distribution of
educational material, assistance in accessing available services to support their role as caregiver. Individual Supportive Counseling offers
caregivers the ability to talk about their concerns and options relating to their caregiver role, providing resource materials and information to
guide them in making decisions and identifying support.

Non-Medical Respite Services
In-home respite is offered to full time non-paid family caregivers of frail homebound elders age 60 and older. Priority placement is offered to elders who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or related Dementia. 1.5 hour of respite time is offered to each eligible participant once a week.

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact information:
Program Manager: 505-404-5816
Program Assistant: 505-404-5815