Home & Community Based Alternatives
In-Home services such as Homemaker, Personal Care and Lifeline (Emergency Response System) services. This program is for persons 18 years of age and older. This program is State Funded only. Eligibility is based on income and need. Fees are assessed on a sliding scale.
Utah Family Caregiver Support Program
This program provides relief for caregivers on a temporary basis. Each client has a $1,500.00 per year, limit. Those eligible for this program are:
Adult family members or other informal caregivers age 18 and older providing care to individuals of any age with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders
Adult family members or other informal caregivers age 18 and older providing care to individuals 60 years of age and older
Older relatives (including parents) age 55 and older providing care to adults ages 18-59 with *disabilities; and
Older relatives (other than the parent) age 55 and older providing care to children under the age of 18
This program strives to provide information and resources to caregivers. Services may include Homemaker, Personal Care, Training, Outreach, Education, Support Groups and Medical Supplies (such as assistive devices). Eligibility is established by stress and need scores assessed by a Case Manager. Services are provided on a donation basis.
Aging Medicaid Waiver Program
This program is for persons 65 years of age or older and is set up to keep clients in their homes in order to prevent premature admission to a Nursing Home. Services include Case Management, Homemaking (includes shopping/errands), Respite, Companion Services Emergency Response System, Medication Reminder System, Supplemental Meals and Personal Care. Eligibility is assessed by a Case Manager and Medicaid eligibility. No fees.
Veteran Directed home and Community-based Services Program
This Veteran program provides opportunity for veterans to direct their own care. Participants are given a budget to hire their own personal care aides and purchase needed items and services. Participants must qualify through the VA for services.
Senior Center Services
12 Affiliated Senior Centers and Senior Nutrition sites
Six County AAA contracts with area senior centers to provide services such as transportation for shopping or medical appointments, legal seminars, health education, and provides a location for the Senior Nutrition Program to prepare and distribute meals in both homebound and congregate (in the senior center) settings. Centers also have a number of activities to promote health and wellbeing of older adults. Times and schedules may vary by center. Contact the center for meal and transportation schedules.
Home Delivered Meals, Congregate Meals and Nutrition Education.
Eligibility is for those 60 years of age and older and their spouses (regardless of age). An Assessment, by the local Senior Center Administrator, is required for the Home Delivered Meal Program. There is no charge for qualified seniors but a suggested donation of $2.50 per meal (or what they can afford) is requested. Meals are not denied if a senior is unable to make a donation.
Senior Services (varies by center)
Other Aging Services
Our other aging services includes but is not limited to: Senior Center Services such as information and referrals, outreach, assessment screening, legal and supportive services, transportation for medical appointments, and necessary shopping to keep seniors in their home. We also specialize in helping older adults with our State Health Insurance Information Program (often referred to as SHIP, Medicare Drug plans, Medicare open enrollment, and other Medicare information or questions), health fairs, advocacy, elder abuse awareness, preventive health programs, and other services. Eligibility is for those 60 years of age and older and their spouses (regardless of age). All services are by donation only. No fees can be assessed to any service that is supplemented with Federal funds from the Older Americans Act.
Connect people with opportunities to serve, promote volunteering, “Tell the Story,” celebrate the impact of constructive volunteering, and meet local community needs.
Volunteer Services Department (The Volunteer Connection) It is our vision to mobilize people and resources to deliver creative solutions to community problems. We strive to connect people with service opportunities, promote productive volunteering and to make a difference in priority community problems.
“Volunteer Connection volunteers choose how and where they want to serve. Many continue the type of work they enjoyed earlier in life, while others try something completely different. As a volunteer, you might mentor at-risk youth, provide disaster preparedness services, tutor students, or visit with residents at care centers. Volunteer Connection volunteers may commit to serving in one or more ongoing efforts. The number of hours they serve is flexible. Volunteers will receive a pre-service orientation, followed by, appropriate on-the-job training from the agency or organization where they are placed.”
To learn more, click here: http://volunteer-connection.org/