Aging Programs

Senior Centers

There is at least one senior center in every county in the Barren River Area Development District.  At the centers, older Kentuckians can become acquainted with each other, and learn the services available in the community.  Senior Citizens Centers serve as focal points for all the programs available to older adults within a county.  The centers provide noonday meals as well as a variety of social activities and services.

The Disease Prevention/Health Promotion

This program is designed to maintain or improve the health and well being of older persons, including health screening, health promotion, and other health related activities.

Family Caregiver Support Program

The Family Caregiver Support Program was developed by the Administration on Aging (AOA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The program was implemented in July 2001 in the BRADD area.  The program calls for all states, working in partnerships with the area agencies on aging and local communities, to provide a number of basic services for family caregivers. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group contact information..

State Homecare Program

Our Homecare program offers services to seniors who need some type of assistance everyday in order to avoid nursing home placement. Case managers are in each county to check in with clients on a regular basis to ensure care is still meeting their needs. Fees for Homecare services are determined on a sliding scale according to a senior's income.  Generally, Homecare is very economical, especially compared to nursing home placement.

Adult Day/Alzheimer’s Respite Program

Adult Day and Alzheimer’s Respites programs are community-based group programs designed to provide social and related supportive services for older persons and Alzheimer’s individuals.  These programs are designed to solve some of the difficulties of daily living while you stay in the mainstream of community life.

Personal Care Attendant Program

The personal care attendant program enables severely disabled adults who are at risk of being institutionalized to remain in their own homes.  
A personal care attendant will help with personal care, housekeeping, shopping, travel, self-care procedures, meal preparation, and other day-to-day activities.

DHHS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP):  The SHIP program provides older Kentuckians with one-on-one assistance with the often complicated and confusing red tape of Medicare, Medicaid, and other public and private programs.  The program provides accurate and current information on programs for older adults.  Medicare beneficiaries and anyone 60 years of age or older are eligible for the SHIP program.

* The Area Agency on Aging administers federal, state, and local funds through contracts with local service providers.  The AAA coordinated with other local service agencies to ensure the needed services are developed and provided in the community.

This project is funded, in part, under a contract with the KY Cabinet for Health Services with funds from the U. S. Department of Health and Family Services.

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