Eligibility shall be determined by an Independent Care Coordinator (ICC) for the following in-home services:
(a) Personal Care - Services directed toward maintaining, strengthening or safegaurding the functioning of a person in the home; includes helping a person with the activities of daily living such as bathing, eating, dressing, groomin, transferring, and toileting.
(b) Homemaking - General household activities, including but not limited to nonmedical personal care, shopping, meal preparation, and routine household care, provided by a trained homemaker when the person regularly responsiblie for these activities is temporarily absent or unable to manage the home and care for himself or others in the home.
(c) Chore - The performance of heavy housecleaning, minor household repairs, yard tasks, and other activities needed to assist in the maintenance of a functionally impaired elderly person in his own home.
(d) Escort - The accompaniment of a person who requires such assistance for reasons of safety or protection to or from his physician, dentist, or other necessary services.
(e) Home delivered meals - The provision of a nutritionally sound meal, that meets at least one-third of the current daily recommended dietary allowance, to a functionally impaired elderly person who is homebound by reason of illness, incapacity, or disability.
(f) Respite - Care provided by an approved caregiver for a designated time period because of absence or need for relief of a primary caregiver.
(f) Home Repair - The provision of minor home adaptations, additions, or modifications to enable the elderly to live independently or safely to facilitate mobility including, where appropriate, emergency summons systems.
The Homecare program strives to provide quality, affordable services to an individual that are offered based on eligibility and a fee scale. The applicant shall be screened and prioritized based on need by the ADRC prior to being placed on the waiting list. If an applicant is eligible for Homecare services but funding is not available, they shall be placed on a waiting list for services. An applicant on the waiting list will be mailed a resource packet and phoned by the ICC.