Supportive Services Program

The Older Americans Act (OAA) seeks to enable all older individuals to maintain their well-being through locally developed community-based systems of services. The OAA Title IIIB Supportive Services Program provides a variety of services to address functional limitations, maintain health and independence, and promote access.

The Title IIIB Supportive Services Program enables older adults to access services that address functional limitations, promote socialization, continued health and independence, and protect elder rights. Together, these services promote older adults' ability to maintain the highest possible levels of function, participation and dignity in the community.

Title IIIB provides funding for a variety of supportive services programs, some of which are noted here:

  • Personal Care, Homemaker, and Chore programs provide assistance for individuals who otherwise could not remain in their homes.
  • Adult Day Care/Adult Day Health offers social and recreational activity in a supervised, protective, congregate setting during some portion of a 24 hour day.
  • Case Management provides for an individual to conduct a comprehensive assessment of a frail older adult's needs and arrange for in-home services.
  • Assisted Transportation is door-to-door transport, which may include escort services for those who cannot use the public transportation system.
  • Transportation includes vouchers for reduced rates on public transit, van transport to congregate meals, medical appointments, etc.
  • Legal Assistance includes legal advice, counseling, and representation by an attorney or legal staff.
  • Information & Assistance services assist with identification of appropriate resources to meet the specific needs of individuals.
  • OutreaOutreach initiates contacts with potential clients to encourage their use of existing services.

Eligibility

Income - No requirement

Age - 60 years or older

Cost - There is no charge for the Supportive Services Program.

Access

Information on Supportive Services Program services is available through the statewide toll-free Information and Assistance Line at

1-800-510-2020 or contact the Area Agency on Aging.

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