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Senior Home Care Services

Seniors in need of some assistance to remain safely at home may be assessed by a Senior Home Care case manager. The assessment is used to determine needs (personal care and/or housekeeping chores) that Senior Home Care may be able to assist with through contract agencies. This may include bathing and grooming, as well as light housekeeping, laundry and meal preparation. The assessment also includes a financial component, as the Senior Home Care program is based on a sliding fee scale. The financial review also assists in making appropriate referrals to programs of benefit to clients.

Senior Home Care Brochure

As part of the Senior Home Care program the client has the option to choose their aid when opting to participate in Consumer Directed In-Home Services (CDIS). CDIS provides more control for the client in the home care setting. CDIS is a person centered planning approach that empowers the older adult by enabling him/her (or their representative) to hire, train and oversee their in-home support workers.

Another option is Social Adult Day program. Social Adult Day services provides a rich environment for a senior to spend a day in the company of skilled staff and other seniors. Meals are provided and the schedule for arrival and departure is flexible. This can assist a client to remain in the home as well as the caregiver to continue providing quality care.

Personal Emergency Response System 
Senior Home Care participants are assessed for their eligibility and appropriateness for a Personal Emergency Response System (PERS). A PERS links an isolated person to 24-hour assistance using a portable button that is connected to your telephone and sends an automatic call for help whenever it is pushed. PERS personnel then attempt to contact the person and will contact relatives or send an ambulance if needed.

Please contact The Office for the Aging for information on eligibility or to make a referral, at 315-349 3484, or E-mail. The Senior Home Care Program may have a waiting list.

For those who need to hire privately, a list of private agencies and individuals who provide this type of service is available.

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