In-home Services and Care Management
The goal of the Area IV Agency on Aging is to help people remain as independent as possible safely. In order to accomplish this goal, the Agency provides in-home services and care management of those services to people of all ages and incomes by utilizing state and federal dollars.
How are services obtained?
STEP 1: Call our Information and Referral Dept. and the Specialists will talk to you about your individual circumstances, your options for care and ways to pay for this care. If needed, they will make a referral for Area IV funded in-home services.
STEP 2: An Options Counselor will come to your home to do an assessment of your needs. If they determine that you qualify for services they will have you sign the appropriate papers including a release to get your doctor’s opinion about your ability to safely remain in the home with services. For all people, caregivers are encouraged to be present at the home assessment to help the Options Counselor accurately determine strengths, weaknesses and specific needs of the individual.
STEP 3: Once determined that the person needs and qualifies for funded services, the person needing services and the Options Counselor decide together what types of services are needed to help maintain independence safely in the home. They will develop a Plan of Care showing the services to be provided. The Options Counselor will then authorize in-home services through a home health agency of your choice (to be paid by Area IV special funds).
STEP 4: Once your Plan of Care is determined, you will have a Care Manager who will monitor services monthly to make sure they are appropriate for your circumstances and make necessary changes, if needed.
Information Specialists, Options Counselors and Care Managers are trained professionals who assist in obtaining quality services through in-home visits. Client information remains confidential.
Intake Referral Form (for Professionals)