Community-Based Services

Community-Based Services

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These services are designed to assist older individuals in avoiding institutionalization and to assist individuals in long-term care institutions who are able to return to their communities. In partnership with other community organizations, like a volunteer organization, a civic organization and/or a religious congregation, the array of options may include:

  • Client assessment, case management services, and development and coordination of community services;

  • In-home services and other community services including home health, homemaker, shopping, escort, reader, and letter writing services, to assist older individuals to live independently in a home environment;

  • Health, education and training, welfare, informational, recreational, homemaker, counseling, or referral services

  • Transportation services to facilitate access to supportive services or nutrition services, and services provided by an Area Agency on Aging

  • Supportive activities to meet the special needs of caregivers, including caretakers who provide in-home services to frail older individuals

Case Management

Case Management provides services to older individuals, disabled adults and their families to assist them to access or coordinate services to keep older individuals in their home.

Homemaker Program

Homemaker services provide care for older persons to help them maintain, strengthen, and safeguard their personal functioning in their own homes.

Information & Assistance

Provides current information on services available in the communities, links people to opportunities that are available, and provides follow-up to ensure people receive the services needed.

Meal Assistance

Find a senior center and join others for lunch or apply for home-delivered meals for homebound seniors.

Outreach Services

Identifying older individuals, disabled adults and their families to provide education about and encourage use of existing services and benefits. 

Respite Program

Designed to encourage and support efforts of caregivers to maintain functionally or cognitively impaired persons at home.


Designed to transfer those over 60 to and from social services, medical and health care services, meals programs, places of employment, senior centers, shopping, civic functions, adult day care facilities, and recreation locations.

Caregiver Services

Caregiving places demands on people. There is no one profile of a caregiver, a caregiver's situation, or the duration of the caregiving experience.