This list is an overview of services the Valley Area Agency on Aging can help seniors obtain. Looking for service, not on this list? Contact us, we can help you.
Adult Day Services Provides activities and assistance for people with physical and/or mental impairments in a setting outside the home. This service is for people who do not need full-time care but cannot be left alone for long periods of time and provides relief to caregivers.
Adult Foster Care Homes An intimate assisted living arrangement for adults who have special needs or impairments and cannot live alone.
Assisted Living A housing option that provides support to residents including personal care services, homemaking, and light medical or nursing care but allows them to remain in their own apartment within the housing facility and to maintain their independence.
Care Management Care management programs arrange for, and monitor the use of community services to help frail, older adults or persons with disabilities to avoid or delay institutional placement while fostering independent living. These services are offered by public, nonprofit and for-profit agencies.
Chore Services Services designed to restore or maintain a home and may include minor home repair, snow shoveling and lawn services. Many programs require individuals to be 60 years or older.
Congregate Meals Nutritional sound meals, for adults 60 years of age and older, served daily at community locations such as church halls senior centers providing the participants with the opportunity to socialize with older adults. There is no charge but donations are suggested and appreciated.
Counseling Professional level services which seek to improve the emotional state of mind for older adults, persons with disabilities or caregiver’s emotional and social wellbeing through the identification and resolution of personal, social or emotional problems.
Elder Abuse Prevention Abuse of an elder or dependent adult includes the following behaviors: physical abuse, psychological abuse, neglect, intimidation, financial exploitation and abandonment. There are services available to help victims of elder abuse.
Environmental Modifications Adaptations to the home that may prevent or minimize the occurrence of injuries in the home. May include installation or maintenance of various safety features/devices including lighting, ramps, bath chairs, grab bars, smoke alarms, ceiling fans and air conditioners.
Genesee County Millage-AA The Telephone Intake and Screening Program is funded by the Genesee County Senior Millage and is open to individuals age 60 and older that live in Genesee County. The Valley Area Agency on Aging Telephone Intake and Screening Program will provide screening for all seniors in an effort to mainstream and utilize all programs and services available to seniors in Genesee County. Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 8am-5pm
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren There are various resources available within the community to assist grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.
Hearing Impaired Resources for education, training and information on how to obtain benefits, and assistance with adjusting lifestyle and living arrangements in response to hearing impairment and deafness.
Home Delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels) Nutritionally balanced meals (including meals designed for special diets) are delivered to homebound, physically or cognitively impaired older adults 60 years of age and older who are unable to prepare meals. A donation for service is suggested.
Homemaking An in-home service for frail older adults or persons with disabilities that helps to maintain a clean, safe and healthy home environment and may include housekeeping, light meal preparation, laundry and errand running.
Legal Services Legal assistance and representation by an attorney (including assistance by a paralegal or law student under the supervision of an attorney) and counseling or representation by a non-lawyer where permitted by law for adults 60 and older.
Long Term Care Ombudsman Investigates and resolves complaints made by (or on behalf of) residents of long term care facilities.
Medical Equipment Devices, controls or appliances which enable a person to increase their ability to perform activities required for daily living.
MI Choice Medicaid Waiver A Medicaid funded program that provides home and community based services to help a frail older adult or person with disabilities remain living in their own home or chosen place of residence. Services include adult day care, homemaking, personal care, respite and emergency response systems. Individuals must meet income Medicaid eligibility guidelines for both income and activities of daily living.
Nursing Homes Facilities that provide 24 hour care for older adults and persons with disabilities requiring high level of care.
Out-of-Home Respite A program that provides the primary caregiver to take a rest from their caregiving duties for an extended period of time by leaving their loved one with qualified care professionals who provide supervision, companionship and assistance with activities of daily living in an environment other than the client’s or caregivers home.
Personal Care Services to assist with activities of daily living such as personal hygiene, grooming, bathing, dressing, meal preparation, homemaking and other related services.
Personal Emergency Response Electronic devices designed to monitor client safety and provide access to emergency crisis intervention for medical and environmental emergencies.
Private Duty Nursing Provision of nursing treatments and observation provided by licensed nurses or specially trained nurse aides.
Resource Advocacy Outreach Resource advocates identify older adults in need of community services, and act as their advocates to assist these individuals to find resources that meet their needs.
Respite Care Provides relief to primary caregivers, such as family members who give care to someone in need. Respite can be regularly scheduled on a weekly basis or can be used from time to time as needed by the caregiver. Respite care can be provided in the home or in various community settings.
Senior Centers Centers in the community that provide programs and activities for older adults. Click here to find a senior center near you.
Support Groups Groups that offer moral support, advice and information on a variety of topics relating to seniors and their loved ones.
Transportation There are community-based transportation options for older adults and persons with disabilities in the area where they reside.
Vision Impaired Services Specialized services for the visually impaired and/or blind that include orientation and mobility training, rehabilitation for activities of daily living and optometric services to help persons with severe vision loss to utilize remaining vision as effectively as possible.
Volunteer Caregivers Volunteers that provide a variety of assistance in the community including respite relief for caregivers.