Programs & Services

Programs Administered by the Area Agency on Aging

Below is a list of programs that are administered by the Area Agency on Aging, including a description of the program and eligibility criteria.  Services that are available through those programs include:

  • Adult Day Care
  • Caregiver Training/Support
  • Case Management/Aide
  • Chore
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management
  • Congregate Meals
  • Companionship
  • Counseling (Gerontological): Individual
  • Diabetes Self-Management
  • Emergency Alert Response
  • Escort
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Homemaker
  • Housing Improvement
  • Matter of Balance
  • Medication Management
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Personal Care
  • Pest Control - Initiation/Maintenance
  • Respite - In Home
  • Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies
  • Transportation

Alzheimer's Disease Initiative 

The Alzheimer's Disease Initiative (ADI) program provides community-based respite services for the special needs of individuals aged 18+ with Alzheimer's disease and related memory disorders. Caregivers are eligible to receive respite and training to assist them in caring for the ADI client.


  1. Service Eligibility Requirements: Individuals must be 18 years of age or older and have a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder, or be suspected of having Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder.  
  2. Caregivers: Must have a caregiver in need of respite.

Funding Source: State General Revenue (Department of Elder Affairs)

Community Care For The Elderly

The Community Care for the Elderly (CCE) program provides community-based services organized in a continuum of care to help functionally impaired persons 60 years of age and older to live in the least restrictive yet most cost-effective environment suitable to their needs.

Eligibility: Individuals 60 years of age or older and have a physical functional impairment which restricts the ability to perform the normal activities of daily living.

Funding Source: State General Revenue (Department of Elder Affairs)

Home Care For The Elderly

The Home Care for the Elderly (HCE) program supports care for persons 60 and older in family-type living arrangements within private homes, as an alternative to institutional or nursing home care. A basic subsidy is provided for support and maintenance of the elder, including some medical costs.  A special subsidy may also be provided for services and/or supplies.

Eligibility: Be age 60 years or older, have a live-in caregiver and meet financial income and asset criteria.
Funding Source: State General Revenue (Department of Elder Affairs)

Older Americans Act

Title III B: Provides supportive services to boost the wellbeing of elders and to help them live independently in their home environment and the community.

Title III C1: Provides congregate meals and nutrition education in strategically located centers such as schools, churches, community centers, senior centers and other public or private facilities where persons may receive other social and rehabilitative services.

Title III C2: Provides home-delivered meals and nutrition education to homebound individuals.

Title IIID: Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Services: Evidence-Based Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (EBDPHP) services that have been demonstrated through evaluation to be effective for improving the health and wellbeing or reducing disease, disability and/or injury among older adults. Targets individuals age sixty (60) or older; and priority will be given to individuals residing in medically underserved areas.

Title III E: National Family Caregiver Support: Provides services through the National Family Caregiver Support Program to assist families caring for frail older members and to assist grandparents or older relatives who are caregivers for children 18 and younger or for children of any age who have disabilities.

Title VII: Provides the Elder Abuse Prevention program is designed to increase awareness of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. We provide elder abuse education training to area seniors and caregivers. Training topics include how to detect and prevent elder abuse and fraud. We also partner with other agencies to increase awareness of Elder Abuse.

Eligibility: 18 years of age or older

  1. Services are provided at no cost  
  2. Voluntary contributions are accepted
  3. Priority for services must be targeted to low-income older individuals, including low-income minority older individuals, older individuals with limited English proficiency, and older individuals residing in rural areas. 

Funding Source:  Federal (Department of Elder Affairs)