Aging Community Services
Aging Community Services

Below are brief descriptions about the Community Service programs available from the Purchase Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living Community Service Programs.

Aging and Disability Resource Market
We can answer your questions about services for the elderly or individuals with disabilities of any age. Since the establishment of the Older American’s Act in 1974, the Purchase Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living (AAAIL) has been providing regional planning and administration of human service programs for the elderly and individuals with disabilities. These services delivered through our office, and a network of partner agencies, provide answers, advocacy, and action.
For more information, click here to email: Aging & Disability Resource Market.

Elder Abuse Prevention Awareness
The Elder Abuse Program is designed to promote awareness elder abuse to seniors, caregivers of seniors, and all persons working with the senior population.  Prevention of elder abuse and the promotion of a safer environment for the older population are the major goals of this program. The program coordinates efforts with the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, which provides in-service training for nursing facility, transitional care, long-term care and family care home staff. Services are provided in the community through education and advocacy. Statistical information, risk factors, identification of signs of abuse, reporting procedures, and preventive information is made available to assist audiences in recognizing and responding to elder abuse.
For more information, click here to email: Elder Abuse Awareness Prevention.

Family Caregiver Support Program
Services include information, assistance, caregiver counseling, training, support groups, respite care, and supplemental services assisting the following:  
  • the caregiver of any age caring for an elderly person aged 60 or older;
  • seniors aged 60 or older who are caregivers to relative children under the age of 19; and,
  • seniors aged 60 or older providing care to their children who are under the age of 19 years, with diagnosed mental retardation or developmental disabilities.
For more information, click here to email:Family Caregiver Support Program

Kentucky Caregiver Support Program Grandparents in Kentucky who are providing primary care for a grandchild under the age of 18 may be eligible for assistance through the Kentucky Caregiver Support Program. Grandparents of any age who meet financial guidelines and are not receiving Kinship Care can receive financial assistance or supportive services that may include:
  • information about services that are available
  • assistance in gaining access to services
  • individual counseling
  • support groups and caregiver training
Financial assistance could be used to buy clothing, respite assistance, educational supplies or assistance, required legal services, medical and dental services and other expenses as authorized by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. To qualify: grandparents must be related by blood, through marriage or adoption and MUST be the child's primary caregiver; and the child's parent may not live in the home.
For more information, click here to email: KY Caregiver Support  

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Services
The Ombudsman Program provides advocacy to residents of long-term care facilities. The Ombudsman serves as the residents’ advocate, assisting residents, family members, and staff with concerns and complaints regarding resident care, residents’ rights, physician services, or reimbursement.  Services include investigation of complaints and in-service training to educate staff regarding federal and state laws as they pertain to residents.
For more information, click here to email: Long-Term Care Ombudsman Services

Senior Community Services Employment Program
The Senior Community Service Employment Program is designed to foster and promote useful training opportunities in community service agencies for low income seniors, age 55 years and older, who have poor employment prospects and the greatest economic need. Enrollees gain experience and training in a variety of positions located in not-for-profit agencies throughout the district. There are 39 job positions available in 19 training sites throughout the Purchase Area. Participants receive assistance on resume preparation and interview skills and register with the local Kentucky Career Centers.
For more information, click here to email: Senior Community Services Employment Program

State Health Insurance Program
The State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) educates and assists older adults in making informed decisions about state and Federally benefits based on their circumstances and needs. SHIP provides older Kentuckians individual, one-on-one assistance with the often complicated and confusing red tape of Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, and other public and private programs. Volunteer counselors provide services by phone from their homes and in public gatherings such as health fairs and senior centers.
For more information, click here to email: State Health Insurance Program.

Community Services programs of the Purchase Area Development District are funded, in part, under a contract
with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, 
Dept for Aging and Independent Living
with funds from the Administration on Aging of the US Dept of Health and Human Services.     



Page last updated on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:42:00 GMT.