Helping older individuals continue to live at home with as much independence as possible is the goal of Agency Care Managers. They can help you and your family sort out the complex maze of paperwork and find services through existing providers within the community. When you don’t know where to turn for help, they are there to help you make decisions about your future needs.
Part of maintaining your independence at home is being prepared for unforeseen incidents and emergencies that may occur. One way to stay connected to families and friends 24 hours a day, seven days a week is with a Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) attached to your telephone. If you should fall or have another type of emergency, all you have to do is press the button and your emergency is reported to a trained Response Operator. Within minutes help is dispatched to your home. This service is available through private pay or the Elderchoices program.
Care management services are available at any of the Agency’s county offices.