South Central Alabama Development Commission-Area Agency on Aging

Address:
5900 Carmichael Place
Montgomery, Alabama 36117
United States
phone:
view phone334-244-6903 or 800-243-5463
fax:
view fax334-270-0038
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Description

The mission of the South Central Alabama Development Commission-Area Agency on Aging is to foster the development of a comprehensive and coordinated service delivery system that will address the optimum needs of older adults and their families and will allow older individuals to maintain independence with dignity in their own homes and communities for as long as possible.

South Central Alabama Development Commission-Area Agency on Aging administers a variety of home and community-based services for older adults, caregivers and persons with disabilities in Bullock, Butler, Crenshaw, Lowndes, Macon and Pike Counties.

OLDER AMERICANS ACT PROGRAMS (OAA)
Older Americans Act Programs provide access to information about available opportunities and services, identification of potential clients, a way of getting from one place to another, nutritious meals, legal assistance, employment training, volunteer opportunities, third party advocacy, support to caregivers, recreation, disease prevention and health promotion activities, and calls to provide comfort or help. Examples of OAA programs include: Information and Assistance, Outreach, Transportation, Homemaker, Congregate Nutrition Services, Home-Delivered Nutrition Services, Legal Assistance, Recreation, Telephone Reassurance, Ombudsman, Family Caregiver Support (Alabama Cares), and Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

For the most part, individuals must be 60 years of age or older to be eligible for these programs however other criteria also apply for certain programs.

MEDICARE AND MEDICAID PROGRAMS
Medicare and Medicaid Programs provide free health insurance information, counseling and assistance; and home and community-based services. Samples of these programs are: State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) and our Elderly and Disabled Medicaid Waiver Program. Individuals 60+ and individuals eligible for Medicare benefits regardless of age are eligible for SHIP services. A Medicaid recipient that is disabled and qualifies for nursing home placement is eligible for E & D Medicaid Waiver Services.

STATE GRANT PROGRAMS
State Grant Programs makes available assistance to eligible persons in applyingfor free and low-cost medications; information and assistance regarding long-term care options; and third-party representation and complaint resolution. Models of these programs are: SenioRx: Partnership for Medication Access, Aging and Disability Resource Center, and our Medicaid Ombudsman Program. Individuals 55-64 years of age with no prescription drug coverage and meeting certain income requirements are eligible for the SenioRx program. Generally, individuals who are 60 years of age or older, individuals with disabilities, and residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities are eligible for these grant programs