AGING AND ELDER CARE

Kansas Area Agencies on Aging Association (AAAs)AAAs offer aging services, including:- Information and assistance- Care management- Nutrition services (i.e., Meals on Wheels)- Legal assistance- Services for family caregivers through the Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP)Care Recipient Eligibility:Adults age 60 or olderCaregiver Eligibility:AnyoneKansasTo be connected to your local AAA within Kansas, call: (800) 432-3535TTY:(800) 766-3777Outside Kansas, call: (785) 267-1336TTY: (785) 291-3167Toll Free Senior Resource Line: (866) 457-2364http://www.k4a.org/

Kansas Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Provides information about hospice and palliative care. Its website provides a directory that allows users to locate providers in their communities.
Care Recipient Eligibility:
Anyone
Caregiver Eligibility:
Anyone
Kansas
(316) 207-1764
http://www.khpco.org/


Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
Two PACE programs in Kansas coordinate and provide the entire continuum of care and services to their older enrollees with chronic care needs to enable them to continue living safely in the community as long as possible. Care and services include:
- Adult day health care
- Medical care
- Home health care and personal care
- All necessary prescription drugs
- Social services
- Respite care
- Hospital and nursing home care when necessary
Care Recipient Eligibility:
Multiple requirements:
- Adults age 55 or older
- Certified or certifiable for placement in a nursing facility
- Live within a site's service area and able to live safely in the community at time of enrollment
* If not eligible for Medicare and/or Medicaid, private payment is accepted
*Space is limited
Caregiver Eligibility:
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Kansas
(785) 232-2044 (Midland PACE Topeka)
(316) 858-1111 (Via Christi HOPE, Inc. Wichita At Home Services)
http://www.midlandcareconnection.org

AARP, www.aarp.org : helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial to them and society as a whole. Aging with Dignity, www.agingwithdignity.org : produces a document, called The Five Wishes, to provide advance directives for medical care.

 

Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org : provides information and resources (support groups) for families dealing with dementia across the country.

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, www.cms.gov : federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid. Provides many resources and answers to questions related to Medicare coverage and policy.

Caregiver at home support:

The Home and Community Based Services Frail Elderly (FE) program provides an option for Kansas seniors who receive Medicaid and qualify functionally to receive community based services as an alternative to nursing facility care. Services include personal care, household tasks, and health services. The program promotes independence within the community and helps to offer residency in the most integrated environment. Care Recipient Eligibility: To be eligible for the FE program individuals must meet the following criteria: - Must be 65 years old - Meet Medicaid income eligibility guidelines - Meet the Medicaid long-term care threshold Caregiver Eligibility: ___ Kansas (785) 296-4986 (800) 432-3535 (in Kansas only) TTY Number: (785) 291-3167 https://www.kdads.ks.gov/commissions/csp/home-community-based-services-%28hcbs%29/program-list/frail-elderly

Adult Protective Services assist vulnerable and elder adults to stop and prevent abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Anyone can make a report about suspected abuse to the Hotline. Care Recipient Eligibility: Adults age 60 and older and adults with disabilities Caregiver Eligibility: Anyone Kansas Within Kansas, call: (800) 922-5330 24 Hours - 7 Days a Week Outside Kansas, call: (785) 296-0044 24 Hours - 7 Days a Week http://www.kdheks.gov/bhfr/elder_abuse_hotlines.html

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) Assists individuals and families with eligibility questions and problems related to Medicare including prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D, managed care, long-term care planning, health insurance and other health care issues. Care Recipient Eligibility: Medicare beneficiary Caregiver Eligibility: Anyone Kansas (800) 860-5260 http://www.kdads.ks.gov/SHICK/shick_index.html

Kansas City Partnership for Caregivers (KCPC) Non-profit coalition of organizations and individuals working to support caregivers of older adults through education and networking. Care Recipient Eligibility: Anyone Caregiver Eligibility: Anyone Kansas Contact Jane Henderson, St. Luke's Hospital (816) 932-9822 ___

 

Kansas Legal Services Non-profit assists low income individuals and adults age 60 and older by providing legal information. For a small fee, provides legal consultations with a licensed lawyer. Services include: - Information and referral -

 

Jayhawk Support Services for Elders (Help managing finances) - Mediation services Care Recipient Eligibility: Adults age 60 and older OR Low income adults of any age Caregiver Eligibility: __

 

Kansas Elder Law Hotline (888) 353-5337 Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm Lawyer Referral Line (800) 928-3111 Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm Within Kansas, call: (800) 723-6953 Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 5:45 pm Outside Kansas, call: (785) 233-2068 Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 5:45 pm http://www.kansaslegalservices.org

 

Lifelong Communities Initiative Initiative helps develop Kansas communities to better serve older adults and their needs. Its website provides a map of communities participating in the initiative. Care Recipient Eligibility: Anyone Caregiver Eligibility: Anyone Kansas Within Kansas, call: (800) 432-3535 TTY:(800) 766-3777 Outside Kansas, call: (785) 267-1336 TTY: (785) 291-3167 http://www.kdads.ks.gov/SeniorServices/LifeLong/lifelongcommunity.htm

 

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Ombudsmen investigate complaints made by, or on behalf of, individual residents in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities. They also answer questions about the quality of care or financial, physical, or mental abuse in residential facilities. Care Recipient Eligibility: Resident in a long-term care facility Caregiver Eligibility: Anyone Kansas (785) 296 - 3017 (877) 662 - 8362 http://ombudsman.ks.gov/

 

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