Caregiver Support offers counseling for caregivers and their families in order to plan for the future regarding concerns such as housing, finances and long term care options, adult day services and respite.
Case Coordination is available for people who can benefit from limited support. A specialist conducts an assessment and can arrange in-home services for eligible persons who need some assistance with personal care, homemaking, chores or need respite from caregiving.
Crisis Services for the Elderly provides limited assistance for non-medical emergencies, such as utility shut off notices and prescription drug issues, for older adults 60 and older in the tri-county area 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Evidence Based Programs are classes/workshops for older adults offered directly by TCOA or contracted by local providers. Programs include Enhanced Fitness, A Matter of Balance, Diabetes PATH (Personal Action Toward Health), Chronic Pain PATH, Powerful Tools for Caregivers and The Savvy Caregiver Program.
Friendly Reassurance calls are check-in phone calls conducted by volunteers to help combat social isolation among older adults and can serve as a bridge to additional resources. Calls are generally made once per week, or more or less often depending on the clients’ preferences.
Information and Assistance specialists provide information on topics of importance to older adults and persons with disabilities such as housing, financial eligibility for programs, in-home services and long term care options.
Kinship Care/Respite Program provides rest and relief for non-parent older adult (55+) who is raising a child 18 years or younger. The program can help pay for activities such as day care, sports camps, summer classes, and extracurricular activities.
Meals on Wheels offers several meal program options. Each of these options offers healthy, well balanced, flavorful meals that provide 1/3 of the daily nutritional needs of older adults.
Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) counselors help individuals to understand Medicare & Medicaid, enroll in Medicare prescription drug coverage, review supplemental insurance needs, apply for Medicaid or Medicare Savings programs, and provide information to help identify and report fraud, abuse or scams. Call 1-800-803-7174 for more information.
Nursing Facility Transition Services provide options to nursing facility residents by offering an alternative to institutional care. This program assists those eligible to transition from a nursing facility to the comfort of their own home or a licensed setting of their choice.
Options Counseling is an interactive process, directed by the participant, to fully discuss and explore choices, opportunities, and resources with people of all ages and incomes seeking long term supports and services (LTSS) to address their personal, service and support needs.
Project Choices/MI Choices Programs offers an alternative to nursing home care. A nurse and social worker team assists eligible individuals, with their families and friends, to design a plan of care. Coordinating and providing key services, while respecting each individual’s right to choose their own options, offers clients the opportunity to remain at home or live in the setting of their choice.
The Senior Dine Card program is a partnership with local restaurants to provide meals to qualified seniors. Clients receive a voucher that is accepted at participating restaurants. The program offers an occasional meal outside the home.
Senior Dining Sites serve adults who are 60 and over at locations throughout Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties. Participants enjoy good company and wholesome food, as well as educational and entertaining activities. Although payment is not required, donations for meals are welcome.
Senior Project Fresh provides qualified seniors with coupons to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating Michigan farmers markets May through October.
Tax Aide Program- AARP Foundation provides trained volunteers who assist low and middle income older adults and persons with disabilities with their income tax and property tax credit forms.