An Overview of the In-Home Services Program
The In-Home Aide Services Program is a vital community program provided by Davidson County Department of Senior Services; that is designed to help older adults meet their goal of remaining in the home setting as long as their health and well-being permit. In-Home Aide Services can provide assistance to individuals needing assistance with daily activities like bathing, dressing, toileting, mobility, meal preparation, essential transportation, and other routine tasks. The program also offers limited Respite Care to provide needed relief to primary caregivers of someone requiring 24-hour care.
To be eligible for the In-Home Services Program, individuals must meet all of the following criteria:
1. Resident of Davidson County
2. At least 60 years of age
3. Live at home
4. Have at least one unmet personal care need and require help in order to remain in their own home.
5. A responsible person is not available to perform the needed assistance.
Due to limited funding and waiting lists, In-Home Aide Services gives the consumer options for receiving this service.
Private Pay - Consumers may elect to pay for their In-Home Aide Services using the private pay option. This option allows the consumer to by-pass the wait list and begin receiving services usually within 7 to 10 business days.
Federal Grant Assistance - (Individuals must need assistance with personal care tasks). Consumers who elect not to participate in the private pay option may participate in the federal grant assistance option. This provides In-Home Aide Services at no cost.
No one is ever turned away because of inability to pay; however, contributions are needed for program maintenance. With the Grant Assistance option, a statement will be mailed to the consumer each month showing the total hours of services received for that month. A self-addressed envelope will be enclosed with this statement if the consumer would like to mail in a contribution.
To apply for or make a referral for the In-Home Services Program,
please contact the Information and Options Counseling specialist at 242-2290.