Keeping Independent Seniors Safe 

Meals on Wheels

In-Home Services

Crisis Intervention

Care Management

Legal Services

Elder Abuse Prevention and Education

Language Translation Service

Nursing Facility Transition Program

 

KISS Program

The KISS program (Keeping Independent Seniors Safe), is a telephonic reassurance system that keeps seniors and their loved ones worry-free. Participants in the KISS program can call the KISS office or receive a telephone call every Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to make sure that the participant is alright.  Special arrangements can be made for participants that need weekend coverage. 

Learn more about the KISS program

 

In-Home Services

In-Home Services are designed to enable older adults to remain in their own homes. Types of services include:

  • Homemaker: Assistance with light household chores, such as laundry.
  • Personal Care: Assistance with daily living activities such as bathing and dressing.
  • Respite: Companionship and assistance in the absence of the primary caregiver

 

Crisis Intervention

The Care Management program is intended to assist those older adults experiencing greater limitations which put them at risk of entering a nursing home unless a range of supportive services can be brought into their homes. They require a moderate to high level of help with their personal and other home care needs.

Eligibility

  • Genesee County Resident
  • Age 60+ years of age or older
  • Short term health care need of 3 months or less
  • Referral from a physician, social worker or nurse

Program Services

  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Personal Care
  • Meal Preparation
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Errands
  • Service provision is determined by assessment of need and available funding.

Fees

  • Donation

 

Care Management

The Care Management Program provides care management services for persons 60+ years of age who need assistance managing their care. Through the program, eligible participants receive the services of a Nurse and a Social Worker (Supports Coordinators) that complete a comprehensive assessment at the person’s home. After the completion of the assessment, the Supports Coordinators along with the participant and his/her family develop a care plan to meet the needs of the participant. As a part of the care plan, the Supports Coordinators will work to assist the participant and family to meet the individual’s needs by arranging private pay services when funding is available. The Supports Coordinators will monitor service delivery and the participant needs through monthly contact and in-home reassessments every three to six months depending on the participant’s needs.

 

Eligibility

  • Age 60+ and at risk of nursing home admission.

Program Services

  • Personal Care
  • PERS
  • Homemaking
  • Medication Management
  • Respite for caregivers
  • Adult day services
  • Home delivered meals
  • Home Injury Control

Donation

Persons determined eligible for the program are informed about the cost of the assistance provided and requested to make an appropriate contribution according to their financial ability.

 

Becoming a Client

All persons referred to the program receive a telephone interview to determine whether they are appropriate to receive an in-home assessment. When it appears that the person might qualify for the program, a nurse and social worker visit the client’s home for an in-depth assessment of their needs. The assessment evaluates physical and mental health, functional status, current formal and informal support being provided, home environment, financial resources, and third party insurance coverage. If the individual is eligible after assessment, a service plan is developed with the older adult and/or family. Client care is monitored and plans are revised, as client needs change.

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Funded in part by the Michigan Department of Community Health

 

Legal Services

Legal assistance, counseling, and technical information are provided in the areas of public benefits, abuse and neglect, and housing.

 

Elder Abuse Prevention and Education

An Elder Abuse Specialist provides public education, outreach, and referral services with respect to the prevention of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older adults.

Legal Services of Eastern Michigan
1-810-234-2621 or 1-800-322-4512

 

Language Translation Services

A staff fluent in English and Spanish provides Information & Assistance, home visits, and casework services.

Genesee County:
Spanish Speaking Information Center
1202 E. Boulevard Dr., Third Floor, Flint, MI 48503
(810) 239-4417

Lapeer County:
Hispanic Service Center
270 N. Cedar, Imlay City, MI 48444
(810) 724-3665

Communication Access Center 

Gilbert Hall
1277 West Court Street
Flint, Michigan 48503

(810) 239-3112

http://www.cacdhh.org/

 

Home Delivered Meal Program

Provides a hot and cold meal daily to homebound seniors to reduce nutritional risk. A Home Delivered Meal Case manager will conduct an opening assessment and re-assessment to determine program eligibility, nutritional risk and resource linkage.

Eligibility

  • Age 60+ years of age or older
  • Homebound
  • Unable to obtain food or prepare complete meals
  • There is no adult living at the residence able to prepare meals

Suggested Donation

  • $2.00 per meal

 

Nursing Facility Transition Program

The Nursing Facility Transition Program (NFT) provides transition assistance for those individuals residing in a nursing home who wish to return to community living.

Eligibility

    • Age 18+

 

    • Medicaid Active

 

  • Reside in a Nursing Home in Genesee, Lapeer or Shiawassee County

 

Program Services

    • Assessments

 

    • Transition Assistance Planning

 

    • Assistance in finding housing and establishing utility hook-ups

 

    • Assistance securing housing and utility deposits

 

  • Securing household items needed for transition

 

Becoming a Client
All persons referred to the program receive a telephone interview to determine if he/she is appropriate for the program. When it appears the person may be an appropriate candidate for the program an assessment is completed at the nursing home to discuss the person’s desires and needs for a successful transition back to the community.

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