When facing physical or mental difficulties, things that most people would take for granted can become challenging. Things like preparing our own food or doing the laundry become increasingly difficult, making life ever more difficult even as we often face the hardships of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, or any one of dozens of other potential illnesses that tend to come with age.
Putnam County Aging Program can help. We maintain clean, comfortable conditions for the aged and disabled through our homecare programs. We provide a variety of services through our Homecare program, from Alzheimer’s Respite to Chore, helping make sure you or your loved one are able to live comfortably as you age.
In Home Care
Our in home care programs provide assistance with daily living to people who need it. The scope of assistance can be anything from a few hours of company to full time care for a bedridden individual.
These programs are designed to help seniors live safely and comfortably in their homes for as long as possible.
Providing care to seniors in their homes, the Home Care Program is comprised of four units:
Continuum of Care (Community Care) – A program that provides caregiver services to the Medicaid eligible that are in need of assistance with activities of daily living.
Medicaid Waiver – A program that provides caregiver services to the elderly and disabled. These services include assistance with personal care, household chores and activities of daily living.
Grant Program – A program that is based on a sliding scale fee according to the clients income. This program provides caregiver services to individuals who are in need of assistance with activities of daily living.
Private Pay – A program that provides assistance with personal and/or chore services to individuals requiring assistance with activities of daily living.
Please contact our Home Care Administrator, Diane Isner, at (304) 755-2385 to see which program you or a loved one may qualify for.
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementia can be very stressful. Putnam Aging offers in-home respite care through the Family Alzheimer’s In-Home Respite (FAIR) program. The FAIR program is designed to provide a regular break for caregivers of individuals with a written diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. It also provides socialization and stimulation for the individual with dementia, through an individualized activity plan. The FAIR program offers relief to family caregivers while, at the same time, provides one-on-one attention and individualized activities for the person with dementia.
Eligible caregivers can receive up to a maximum of 16 hours of in-home respite care per week. FAIR services are available to unpaid caregivers age 18 or older who care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Payment is determined on a state cost share schedule, based upon the income of person with dementia and his or her spouse.
The Chore program provides assistance with household chores to seniors.
For those facing some kinds of disability, the hardest part of living at home can be the difficulty of keeping the home livable.
A clean, pleasant environment is vital to the wellbeing of occupants, but for those who have difficulty moving or who face illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease, cleaning the house may be an increasingly difficult or impossible task. Without assistance, this can mean their homes lose their comfort as they are unable to clear away any messes, cut grass, or perform other basic household tasks.
To improve the lives of seniors who face these difficult illnesses, our caretakers are available to perform or assist with basic household chores for rates that are dramatically less than most alternatives.
If you or someone you care about faces a situation that makes household chores difficult or impossible, please call (304) 755-2385 for more information about how we can help.
Putnam Aging provides individual, in-home assistance through the Lighthouse program. Lighthouse is an in-home care program funded by the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services to provide support to seniors in four areas:
Personal Care – Grooming, Bathing, Dressing, and Toileting
Mobility – Transferring and Walking
Nutrition – Meal Preparation, Eating, and Grocery/Pharmacy Shopping
Environment – Light Housecleaning, Making/Changing Bed, and Laundry
Lighthouse may provide up to 60 monthly hours of service to seniors with functional needs in their home, who are disqualified for Medicaid services. The program operates on a sliding fee schedule based upon income.
For more information about this program, please call our central office at (304) 755-2385.
PUTNAM COUNTY AGING PROGRAM, INC
2558 Winfield Road
Saint Albans, WV 25177
Tel: (304) 755-2385
Fax: (304) 755-2389
Putnam County, WV
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