Community Care Programs
Community Care for the Elderly:
Provides case management services to frail seniors age 60 and over including development of an individualized care plan and assistance in selecting community based support services. These services may include adult day care, chore, companion, consumable medical supplies, emergency alert response, home delivered meals, homemaker, personal care, transportation and respite. Consumable medical supplies include incontinence supplies, medical equipment, nutritional supplements, ointments and gloves.
Call the Aging & Disability Resource Center at 1-800-963-5337 for more information and to determine if you qualify.
Home Care for the Elderly:
This program supports caring for frail elders in their home through the provision of a small financial subsidy to a caregiver to pay for such items as incontinence supplies, medications, nutritional supplements and other services to help maintain the individual at home. Individuals must be 60 or over, at risk of nursing home placement, and have income levels that qualify them for assistance under Medicaid guidelines. Case management is provided when needed.
Call the Aging & Disability Resource Center at 1-800-963-5337 for additional information and to determine if you qualify.
The Shared Cost Program prevents or delays inappropriate or premature institutional placement, allowing seniors 60 and older to remain at home for as long as possible. Seniors share in the cost of services based on their income and monthly expenses increasing their accessibility to services.
The Shared Cost Program targets seniors who are unable to qualify for state funded programs due to long waiting lists or specific eligibility requirements. To qualify eligible seniors must have two limitations in their activities of daily living and have no capable caregiver.
An initial assessment, case management, and ongoing homemaking, personal care, and emergency alert response systems are the primary program services. Adult day care and in-home respite may also be included. Seniors recuperating from an acute illness participate in the program only as long as services are required. This particular help can make the difference in getting well or returning to the hospital.
The seniors participating in the Shared Cost Program desperately want to remain at home. With a little help they can.
An in-home assessment and financial eligibility determination are required.
For more information call Home and Community Based Care Program at 321-806-3802.
Community Home Services:
Trained, caring, and compassionate Certified Nursing Assistants and Home Care Aides provide assistance directly to seniors in their home enabling them to maintain their independence avoiding premature institutionalization. Services are designed for individuals who can handle their personal needs but may desire some assistance with everyday household tasks such as laundry, meal preparation, or light housekeeping. Caregiver respite relief is available by Certified Nursing Assistants or Home Care Aides. A companionship service helps prevent social isolation and loneliness Home Care Aides provide the friendly visit. This service does not provide medical care.
A personalized care plan is designed to meet the seniors schedule and needs. There is no long-term contract or commitment. All aides are employees of the agency and are Level II background checked and are covered by workmen’s compensation insurance. Please call the Community Home Services Homemaker & Companion Program for information on service rates. The program is licensed by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), license # 229484 provides homemaker and companion services throughout Brevard County.
For an in-home assessment and financial eligibility determination call 321-639-6652.