Services are available to help older individuals remain independent in their homes when poor health and/or difficulty with activities of everyday life make it difficult.
To qualify for these programs, an in-home assessment is required.
EISEP is a long-term care program for frail older people who need assistance to be able to remain in their own homes. Our staff assesses and manages each case and makes arrangements for home care services. The cost of the home care service is shared between the client and the Office for Aging and is based upon the client's need and ability to pay for the service.
You are eligible for these services if you are:
Please note that wait lists are common.
Personal Care/Housekeeper Chore Aides come and assist you with everyday household chores such as bathing and dressing, vacuum cleaning, laundry, cleaning the bathroom and kitchen, dusting.
A PERS provides 24 hours a day access to a dispatcher. Seniors have a push button that can be worn around the neck or wrist. Typically, a PERS user provides a list of three emergency contacts and in the event of an emergency, the dispatcher will try to contact one of the people listed as an emergency contact. If no one is available help will automatically be sent to the home.
The Office for Aging supports seniors and their caregivers as they pursue PERS units. For more information about PERS units along with a list of providers, please download our PERS Unit handout.
Our Shopper Service can provide non-emergency, on-going support with weekly grocery shopping and limited errands (i.e. bank, post office, pharmacy).
How it works:
Shopper Service is provided by volunteers through a contract with Faith in Action (Broome County Council of Churches).
To be eligible for Shopper Service, you must be:
For information, contact the Information and Assistance Line at 607.778.2411.
Home Delivered Meal Program
We will deliver a hot lunch and a cold supper meal, that together provide two thirds of the Recommended Dietary Allowance of nutrients, to your home Monday through Friday if you meet the eligibility requirements.
You may be eligible for this service if you are:
Over 200 volunteers deliver meals to the homebound every week. Would you like to get involved? Your help is important!
For more information about any of these programs, call The Office for Aging at 607.778.2411.