Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging

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IN-HOME SERVICES INFORMATION

 
 

 

 

 

 

                                         

 

 

                                                                                  

Homemaker and In-Home Services

HOMEMAKER SERVICE

Provides assistance to persons having difficulty with one or more of the following:  preparing meals, shopping for personal items, money management, using the telephone or doing light housework. 

 

Eligibility:  A person at least 60 years of age who has been assessed and shows an adequate need in order to remain in the home.

Cost:  None – Voluntary Contribution Accepted

Note:  Authorized for 90 days, not to exceed 6 months

 

PERSONAL CARE

Provides personal assistance, stand-by assistance, supervision or cues for persons having difficulties with one or more of the following:  eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, and transferring in and out of bed.

 

Eligibility:  A person at least 60 years of age who has been assessed and shows an adequate need in order to remain in the home.

Cost:  None – Voluntary Contribution Accepted

Note:  Authorized for 90 days, not to exceed 6 months

 

 

RESPITE CARE

Provides maintenance and supervision for a person needing full time care in the person’s home, to provide temporary relief to the usual caregiver(s).  Respite care services include the following activities:

 

Supervision – the respite care worker will provide personal oversight of the person needing care, including making a reasonable effort to assure the safety of the person and to assist the person in meeting his/her own essential human needs.  Sleeping is permitted when the person is asleep as long as the worker is in close proximity to the person.

 

Companionship – the respite care worker will provide companionship during the person’s waking hours and attempt to make the person as comfortable as possible.

 

Eligibility:  A person at least 60 years of age who has been assessed and shows an appropriate need for the service.  The caregiver does not need to be over 60 years of age.

 

Cost:  None – Voluntary Contribution Accepted

 

Note:  Some restrictions apply

 

PERSONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEMS

This service provides personal emergency response systems so that the person can be left alone for a period of time.  Provides 24-hour protection by allowing the person to push a button to summon immediate help.  There are 24-hour operators who contact the primary caregiver or a medical emergency team or public safety, as needed.

 

Eligibility:  A person at least 60 years of age who has been assessed and shows an adequate need in order to remain in the home.

 

Cost:  None – Voluntary Contribution Accepted

 

 

 

Serving older adults and their caregivers in Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Putnam, Sullivan and Worth Counties in Northwest Missouri

                          

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