The Area Agency on Aging contracts to provide a variety of services for seniors in their own home. If you or a loved one may benefit from any of these services, please contact the Area Agency on Aging at (208) 522-5391 and we will gladly help determine eligibility for services.
Home Delivered Meals
Home delivered meals are nutritious meals that are delivered to homebound seniors age 60 years or older and their spouses. The drivers who deliver the meals make daily contact and check on the well-being of seniors they visit. The Area Agency on Aging contracts with 11 Home Delivered Meal providers, serving eight of our nine counties. Meals are free of charge for those who qualify. Donations are always accepted.
Home-bound seniors are able to remain in their homes in part because of the delivery of hot, cold or frozen meals.
- 60 years or older and their spouses, regardless of spouse's age
- Disabled person living in the home of person 60 years or older
- Due to frailty the person is unable to participate in the Congregate Meal program or prepare a meal at home
Persons eligible to participate or to receive services are individuals 60 years of age or older.
Homemaker services provide care for older persons to help them maintain, strengthen, and safeguard their personal functioning in their own homes with:
- Meal planning and preparation
- Essential shopping
- Personal errands
- Banking and bill paying
- Medication management
- Restrictions with bathing and washing hair
Thanks to the generosity of the United Way, we have limited funding to provide Homemaker services to individuals under the age of 60.
- They have been assessed to have activities of daily living deficits, instrumental activities of daily living deficits, or both, which prevent them from maintaining a clean and safe home environment; Clients aged sixty (60) years or older, who have been assessed to need homemaker service, may be living in the household of a family member (of any age) who is their primary caregiver.
- They are Adult Protection referrals for whom homemaker service is being requested as a component of a supportive services plan to remediate or resolve an adult protection complaint.
- They are home health service or hospice clients who may need emergency homemaker service.
Chore can provide assistance with routine yard work, sidewalk maintenance, heavy cleaning, or minor household maintenance to persons who have functional limitations that prohibit them from performing these tasks.
- They have been assessed to have activities of daily living deficits or instrumental activities of daily living deficits which inhibit their ability to maintain their homes or yards.
- There are no available formal or informal supports.
- Chore service is needed to improve the client’s safety at home or to enhance their use of facilities in the home.
Telephone Reassurance allows individuals who would normally require assistance to remain in their homes. Phone calls are placed by volunteers to older individuals and disabled adults at home to ensure their well-being.
Friendly Visiting is performed by individuals (usually volunteers) who visit or read to an older individual during a home visit.