Stay at Home
Home Delivered Meals
Home delivered meals are nutritious meals that are delivered to homebound elders age 60 years or older and their spouses. Meals are prepared at local Senior Centers and delivered by local drivers. The drivers who deliver the meals make daily contact and check on the well-being of the elders they visit. Homebound elders may remain in their homes in part because of the delivery of hot, cold and frozen meals.
- Idahoans 60 years or older and their spouses, regardless of spouses' ages
- Disabled people living in the homes of those 60 years or older and
- People who due to frailty are unable to participate in the Congregate Meal program or prepare a meal at home
Caregiving places demands on people. There is no single profile of a caregiver, a caregiver's situation, or the duration of the caregiving experience. Caregiving can range from periodic phone calls and visits from distant caregivers to the daily duties of personal care. Caregiving responsibilities may also be spread over several households and beyond family to friends and acquaintances.
Information, training, decision support, respite, problem solving alternatives, and social support are among the things offered as services to caregivers. In Idaho there are several programs to aid caregivers with their responsibilities and challenges.
- Family Caregivers (18+) of older Adults (60+)
- Family Caregivers (18+) of individuals with Alzheimer's or related dementia (any age)
- Grandparents and relative caregivers (55+) of children (under age 18) and
- Grandparents/relative caregivers (55+) of adult children (18-59) with a disability
Persons eligible to participate or to receive services are individuals 60 years of age or older.
Homemaker services assist older Idahoans maintain, strengthen, and safeguard their personal functioning in their own homes with:
- Meal planning and preparation
- Essential shopping
- Personal errands
- Banking and bill paying
- Medication management
- Restrictions with bathing and washing hair
Transportation services are designed for persons 60 years of age and older to enhance access to social services, medical and health care services, meal programs, places of employment, senior centers, shopping, civic functions, adult day care facilities and recreation. This service is meant to be available to those who have no other means of transportation or who are unable to use existing transportation. We recognize that community outings and visits with family and friends reduces isolation and well-being. Preference is given to older minorities and assistance is provided to individuals with limited physical mobility.