HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES
Contact the Eldercare Locator at 800.677.1116 or www.eldercare.gov to find these home
and community-based services:
Adult Day Care – A protective setting offered Home Modification – Renovations to increase
for those who cannot be left alone due to health the ease of use, safety, security, and
care and social needs. independence in the home.
Aging and Disability Resource Centers – A Information and Referral/Assistance
community-based resource where older adults Information Services (I&R/A) – Specialists
and persons with disabilities can get information, provide assistance and linkage to available
counseling and streamlined access to long-term services and resources.
Legal Assistance – Advice and representation
Caregiver Programs – Support for caregivers for certain legal matters such as government
of older adults and some services for program benefits, tenant rights, and consumer
grandparents raising grandchildren. problems.
Case Management – Assistance for families in Nutrition Services – Home-delivered meals
assessing the needs of older adults and making (Meals on Wheels) for the homebound and
arrangements for services to help them remain congregate meals in a senior center or other site
independent. where older adults can enjoy a meal and
socialize with others.
Elder Abuse Prevention Programs –
Investigation into allegations of abuse, neglect Personal Care – Assistance for individuals who
and exploitation, and interventions in need help with bathing, dressing, walking,
substantiated cases. eating, running errands, and housekeeping.
Emergency Response Systems – Respite Care – A break for caregivers who
In-home 24-hour electronic alarm systems which provide ongoing supervision and care of a
enable homebound persons to summon person with a functional impairment.
Senior Housing Options – Assisted living,
Employment Services – Opportunities for older retirement communities, nursing facilities,
adults to explore employment options. government assisted housing, and shared
Financial Assistance – Counseling on financial
management, prescription drugs’ programs, Senior Center Programs – A variety of
Social Security benefits, food stamps, energy recreational and educational programs for older
assistance, and more. adults.
Home Health Services – Help with activities Telephone Reassurance – Regular contact and
such as skilled nursing visits, medication safety checks to homebound seniors and
management, light housekeeping, and disabled persons by trained volunteers.
assistance with meal preparation.
Transportation – Services for older adults or
Home Repair – Programs that help keep persons with disabilities who lack private
housing in good repair, such as roofing, transportation or who are unable to utilize public
plumbing and insulation, in order to avoid major transportation.
Volunteer Services – Opportunities to provide
telephone reassurance, friendly visits, insurance
counseling, and more.