PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

 

Overview:

Adult Services provides social services to targeted adult populations of Cass County.  Services are provided to adults who are frail, elderly, physically ill or disabled, seriously mentally ill, and to adults who may have cognitive impairment or abuse substances.  Support services are also provided to care givers. The primary goals are to ensure the least restrictive environment is provided to prevent abuse/neglect and to promote self-care and independent living.  

A.  Adult Protective Services: The program receives referrals and assesses individuals who allegedly are victims of abuse, neglect, self-neglect or exploitation.  Remedial in-home health, mental health, legal and financial benefits are provided or assistance given to access services.  Protective arrangements such as guardianships or mental health commitments, are initiated when appropriate and resources are available.  
 

B.  Home and Community Based Services: In-home services are funded for the purpose of maximizing independent living for individuals choosing such services, in lieu of long-term care in a nursing facility.  Services are funded by the Service Payments for the Elderly and Disabled (SPED) Program, Expanded Sped Program, or the Medicaid Waiver, as well as, county funded homemaker/home health aide. Services include:           

Adult Day Care - A program of social and related support services for individuals, age 21-years and over, provided on a regularly scheduled basis on or more days per week.

Adult Family Foster Care - Includes the provision of 24 hour room, board, supervision, and other cares, as designated to an adult, who is determined to be unable to function independently, or who may benefit from a family home environment.  The care is provided in a licensed private home. 

Case Management - The provision of specialized assistance, based on the results of a comprehensive assessment for the individual desiring and needing help in selecting, or obtaining services and in coordinating the services.

Chore Services - The provision of one time, intermittent or occasional home tasks, including house cleaning, minor home maintenance, minor home repair, select installation, and walk maintenance.

Family Home Care - The provision of room, board, supervisory, and personal care on a 24 hour basis by the spouse, parent, adult child, adult sibling, grandparent, adult grandchild, adult niece or adult nephew.  Persons who are in-laws can also be considered. Care can be in the client’s or caregiver’s home.

Homemaker - The provision of non-personal care tasks such as housekeeping, laundry, and shopping which enable the individual to maintain or develop independence needed to remain at home.

Personal Attendant Care - The provision of assistance with personal and/or household needs that enables the individual to maintain as much independence and self-reliance as possible within their home.

Respite Care - The provision of temporary relief to the individual’s primary caregiver for a specified period of time.  The caregiver is relieved of the stresses and demands associated with continuous daily care.