Note: All services available through the OAA are not provided by each AAA in Texas. Services provided through AAAs are not entitlement services and are intended to
be provided only on a short-term basis or as gap filling services for individuals and caregivers. AAAs, through the provision of care coordination and caregiver support coordination, make referrals to other agencies and assist in many other ways than are identified on this list.
- Older Americans Act, Title III-E National Family Caregiver Support Program
Services available through AAAs.
- Caregiver information services: assistance in obtaining services in the community
(e.g., resource libraries, information centers).
- Caregiver support coordination: assistance with planning, arranging, and coordinating needed services for the caregiver.
- Legal assistance/benefits counseling: provides information on and assistance with benefits entitlements and/or attorneys' help with legal matters.
- Caregiver education and training: assists caregivers in conducting activities related to caregiving, making decisions and in solving problems (e.g., legal, medical, financial) and may include caregiver support groups, which provide social interaction and emotional support to informal family caregivers.
- Respite services: assistance with temporary relief for the caregiver that can range from a few hours to several weeks and can be provided in the home by a vendor agency or through a respite voucher program, in a licensed residential facility such as an adult day care or assisted living facility, or in a non-licensed, non-residential setting, such as a community senior center.
- Homemaker services: assistance with housekeeping/home management tasks such as meal preparation and shopping.
- Personal assistance services: provides home care assistants to help with bathing, dressing, toileting, housekeeping, domestic chores, and other daily activities.
- Transportation services: provides transportation to and from senior centers, doctors' appointments, shopping and other essential destinations; and assisted transportation services that provide assistance to individuals who have difficulties using regular vehicular transportation.
- Home-delivered meals: provides meals delivered to the individual to support healthy, independent living through proper nutrition.
- Health maintenance services: including, but are not limited to durable medical equipment and assistive devices, prescription drug assistance, physical and speech therapy, oral health, and optical services.
- Chore maintenance: performs household chores such as heavy cleaning, yard and walk maintenance, and moving heavy furniture.
- Emergency response: links the frail older person with emergency medical services using an automatic monitoring system that is monitored by a vendor agency.
- Escort services: provides a person to accompany and assist the individual with obtaining services in the community.
- Hospice services: provides a home or a residential setting for services.
- Mental health services: provides services to support and improve the emotional well- being of the individual.
- Physical fitness and recreation: provides activities to sustain and/or improve physical and mental health. (Does not include physical therapy services.)
- Residential repair: provides repairs or modifications to the individual's home.
- Shopping services: assistance with shopping for food, clothing, medical supplies, and household items.
- Telephone reassurance and visiting: provides daily or routine phone calls or visits to the individual's home providing companionship and reducing individual isolation.
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April 11, 2012