Many resources and services are available to assist older people and people with disabilities with help in the home. Some are publicly-financed while others are private. With the exception of services administered by Senior Connections, the public programs Medicaid and Oregon Project Independence are restricted to people who meet service and financial eligibility requirements. Services from these public programs are available to some eligible individuals without cost, while others may be required to pay toward the cost of services received. Other eligible individuals are required to pay toward the cost of services received. Your case manager will discuss any potential costs you may have at your intake appointment.
Options Counseling (ADRC)
Planning for your long term care needs can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. The Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) of Oregon has options counselors trained to talk with you about your care needs and local options. Call the ADRC of Lane County at 541-682-3353 and ask to meet with an options counselor today.
Senior & Disability Services provides a number of services for unpaid caregivers, including family members, neighbors, and friends.
Medicaid Long Term Care Services can provide help with your care needs in the setting of your choice. Options include care in your home, Adult Foster Homes, Residential Care Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, and Nursing Homes. Medicaid is available to older adults (65+) and adults with physical disabilities (18+) who need help with tasks of everyday living.
Oregon Project Independence (OPI) provides limited in-home services to people 60 and older who need help in order to continue living independently in their own homes. In addition, Senior & Disability Services is participating in a pilot program which expands these services to adults with disabilities age 19 – 59.