A Care Manager assesses services needed, arranges for these services and monitors how these services are helping the individual. Care Management is a "system" that ensures appropriate services to the elderly and disabled persons to assist them in remaining independent. Care Management is available through:
In-Home Services are funded through a variety of government funding. These include:
Each funding source has its own eligibility requirements. However, all require that the in-home services cost less than a nursing home and cannot provide 24/7 care. Some of the funding sources may have waiting lists.
Persons wishing to be placed on the wait lists for these services must contact the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services. They are located at 30 N. 8th, P.O. Box 10217, Terre Haute, IN 47802-3106. Toll free number is 1-877-218-3096 or not toll-free at 812-232-3603.
STEP 1: Call our Information and Referral Dept. and the specialists will talk to you about your individual circumstances and your options for care. If needed, they will make a referral for in-home services and will explain the procedure.
Once the required paperwork (and perhaps a waiting list time period), are done, then:
STEP 2: An Options Counselor will come to your home to do an assessment of your needs. If they determine that you qualify for the services, then…
STEP 3: The person needing services and the Options Counselor decide together which needs to work on first. The Options Counselor will authorize in-home services through a home health agency of your choice.
STEP 4: You will then have a case manager who will monitor the services to make sure they are appropriate for your circumstances. Your needs are re-assessed at least once a year.
Options Counselors and Care Managers are trained professionals who assist in obtaining quality services through in-home visits. They keep client information confidential.
Contact the Information and Referral Department to make the referral for in-home services.
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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Guide
2011 Resource Guide, Size: 90pp, 614K
2010 (PDF - Size: 96pp, 6.7mb)
Care Coordination Across Generations
Sara Moore, Area IV’s Care Coordinator Across Generations, is available to help you through the sometimes overwhelming process of finding and coordinating resources for the aging person.
Medicare Savings Plan (QMB, SLMB, QI)
If your income is less than $1,277/single (assets less than $6,940) or $1,723/couple (assets $10,410) then you may be eligible to have your Medicare Pt. B,. premium (generally $99.90) paid for you. For an application, contact Area IV or your Medicaid office.
The 27th Annual SENIOR GAMES will be held June 10-14, 2013 for seniors age 55+ living in Area IV-served counties. The deadline to register is June 3rd. See Activities/Wellness on this website for the registration form -- due by June 3rd.
Wacky Wednesdays at the Movies for Seniors will show "The Vow" on June 12. Breakfast snack at 9 a.m. and movie starts at 9:30 a.m. Bring a friend and enjoy the Fellowship & Fun!
The Transitions Self Sufficiency Program helps families in Carroll, Clinton, Tippecanoe, and White Counties address their unique challenges and teaches them how to prepare for the future.