If you need assistance to stay safe and healthy in your home, AAADSW offers programs and services to help. To find out which program might be best for you, contact our Resource Center.
Some programs are for low-income people, and others are not. If you contact our Resource Center, we can help you explore your options.
In-home caregivers primarily help with the tasks such as bathing and hygiene, dressing, eating, mobility, toileting, and managing medications. They may also be able to help with transportation, grocery shopping, and housework.
To determine the best program for you, our Resource Center team will need to know the following information:
• Age of the person needing care
• Approximate monthly Income – money made each month. Typically includes things like Social Security payments, VA Benefits, Pensions, Wages, etc.
• Approximate assets or resources – typically includes things like funds in bank accounts, stocks or investments. The primary residence and vehicle are typically not included.
• What type of help is needed – reminders, oversight, or hands on help with tasks like personal hygiene, dressing, eating, mobility, toileting, and managing medications.
• If there are any unpaid or informal caregivers assisting you.
AAADSW's in-home assistance programs are typically supported by federal and state funds. Many programs are free. Depending on your income, there may be a co-pay that covers a portion of the cost. Our Resource Center team can help you learn more.
At this time, spouses cannot be paid to care for their partners. Other programs do allow friends or relatives to become paid caregivers. Our Resource Center team can help you learn more.
Helping you Remain at Home
In-home assistance services are designed to help you remain at home and not have to move to a care facility. In-home assistance might include in-home caregiving services, case management, personal emergency response buttons, care supplies, home safety equipment, and more.
Finding the Right Program
There are a few different programs that provide in-home assistance, each one has its own eligibility rules. The program that is right for you will depend on factors including your age, monthly income, financial assets, and how much care and support is needed. Our Resource Specialists will help you understand which programs you might qualify for.
Once we've identified the best program for you, a case manager will work with you to help assess your needs and create a plan for your care. If you need in-home caregiving services, your case manager will help connect you to care providers. The case manager will also determine if there are any other services or resources available to help support you.