Expanded In Home Services for the Elderly Program (EISEP)
EISEP is designed to provide non-medical services to those 60 and over so they may remain independent in their own homes as long as it is safely possible. In-home services include homemaker/personal care or housekeeper chore services. A case manager determines needed services through as assessment of client needs, develops a care plan and coordinates adjusts, and monitors to services provided.
Nutrition and Home Delivered Meals
A Foundation for Wellness
The Home Delivered Meal program provides hot meals for qualifying seniors either in a group setting or as a home delivered meal. Each meal provides at least one-third of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of nutrition. Nutrition education and counseling are also offered as part of this program. Good nutrition in later years helps both in reducing the risk of disease and in managing symptoms of disease and contribute to a higher quality of life.
Caregiver Support Services: Providing the Lion's Share of Long-Term Care
Caregiver support services are provided in the form of respite, adults day services and support groups.
Community Services for the Elderly (CSE)
Area Agencies on Aging provide critical services that enable older adults to lead active and healthy lives by giving them simple and effective tools they can use to maintain and improve their health and reduce their risk of disease and disability. CSE provides services such as case management, meals, adults day services, home care, transportation, health promotion and information and assistance.
Health Insurance Information Counseling & Assistance Program (HIICAP)
HIICAP provides information to seniors on Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, EPIC and other health insurance options and assists Medicare beneficiaries with access to health care. HIICAP also helps seniors apply for programs such as the Medicare Savings Program.
NY Connects: Choices for Long-Term Care Services
NY Connects provides information and assistance to consumers of all ages seeking long-term care services and help them remain living within their communities.
State Units on Aging (SUAs) are designated state-level agencies that are responsible for developing and administering multi-year state plans that advocate for and provide assistance to older residents, their families, and, in many states, for adults with physical disabilities. The SUA for New York is the New York State Office for the Aging, the state agency with which we partner and liaise regularly.
The federal government oversees the administration of aging services through the Administration on Community Living (ACL), and the Administration on Aging (AoA).