A comprehensive assessment covering functional and cognitive abilities, health, available supports, and financial ability to pay will be conducted in the home at no charge.​

Case Management

This service places a trained and knowledgeable case manager with a client needing additional assistance in accessing appropriate services or resources. A case manager will know all that's available to meet the needs of the client. 

Housekeeping and Chore Assistance

Light housekeeping services, designed to focus on the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and living area where a client spends the majority of time are provided. This service may also include meal preparation, laundry, shopping, and other errands. 

Custom Care

The ADRC can help provide custom care needs such as necessary equipment to enable an individual to remain in the home with greater safety. Examples of the types of equipment could include bath bench, stool riser, bedside commode, dentures, hearing aids, personal emergency response, and lift chairs. This equipment may potentially be paid through one of our in-home service programs. 

Caregivers Program

 The East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging cares about care givers. We offer support groups for them in three of the six counties we serve. If you are a care giver 60 or over or if you are caring for someone 60 or over please join us. 

Legal Assistance

Kansas Legal Services provides legal advice, counseling, and representation. They are experienced and knowledgable, and keep current on changes in elder law. They do not provide representation for criminal cases. 

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Medicare Consultation

Extra help with Medicare Part D, Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansans (SHICK) Program, and Prescription Drug Assistance. Click here for more detailed information.  

Options Counseling

 Making decisions about long term care services can be difficult. Options Counseling can help by providing unbiased information that is relevant to the individual's needs, preferences, and goals.  

 The agency can also provide C.A.R.E. assessments, has a full listing of nursing facilities in our coverage area, and can assist with leaving the nursing home. 

Prescription Drug Assistance

 Some people have to choose between buying their prescriptions and paying for groceries or other bills. We want them to have just what the doctor ordered. The Prescription Drug Program (PDP) is perfect for those people who: * Don't have Medicaid, and * Don't have private insurance that pays for prescriptions, and * Aren't eligible for Medicare and the Medicare Part D benefit, and * Don't qualify through the Veteran's Administration. 

Respite (Caregiver Relief)

 Relief for the caregiver is referred to as respite. This service will allow a paid attendant to be in the home with a loved one so the caregiver can have a temporary break from the caregiving responsibilities. 

Personal Care

Assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing, medication management may be provided by a trained personal care attendant. 


Please contact our office for other services and more information. 785-242-7200

Family Caregiver Program

Caregiver Support Groups

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Support Groups by County

Anderson County

​4th Monday of each month, 1-2PM

Park Plaza North Club House - 105 Park Place North, Garnett, KS 

Facilitators: SEKMH & ECKAAA

Coffey County

​2nd Thursday of each month, 1-2PM

Burlington Public Library - 410 Juniatta Street, Burlington, KS

Facilitators: Crosswinds & ECKAAA

Franklin County

​2nd Tuesday of each month, 2-3PM

East Central Kansas Agency on Aging - 117 South Main, Ottawa, KS

Facilitators: Diane Sadowski & ECKAAA

​Miami County

​3rd Tuesday of each month, 6-7PM

Elizabeth Layton Center - 2595 SW 327th St, Paola, KS

Facilitators: Barbara Cordts & ECKAAA

Osage County

​4th Thursday of each month, 1-2PM

Osage City Library - 515 Main, Osage, KS

Facilitators: Crosswinds & ECKAAA

Linn County

1st Friday of each month, 10:30-11:30am

First Baptist Church - 8424 Paine Road, Mound City, KS

Facilitators: ECKAAA

Special Caregiver Event

​Mexican Train Dominoes
4th Tuesday of each month, 2-5PM
ECKAAA Conference Room - 117 South Main, Ottawa, KS 

Call Shannon with any questions @ 785-242-7200

Helpful Medicare Links

Donut Hole

Click below to see an illustration of how the donut hole works and to see the guideline table for the cost share amounts prior to and once you reach the donut hole. 

Extra Help Info

Click below to view the Extra Help With Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs​ on the Social Security website. 

Medicare Savings Program

Click below for information on getting help paying for your Medicare costs through the Medicare Savings Program.

New to Medicare

Click below to learn about the quarterly trainings held at the agency for beneficiaries new to the Medicare system.  

Select the "New to Medicare 2018 Registration" Link". 

Other Resources

Official Medicare website:

Social Security online:

Official Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Site Look up your medications (brand or generic) for information as to whether you can get them free directly from the pharmaceutical manufacturer

Medicare Rights:

Medicare’s Durable Medical Equipment Program: 

Nursing Facility


C.A.R.E. stands for client, assessment, referral and evaluation.  This program was started in 1994 by the Kansas Legislature.  Everyone seeking admission to a nursing facility after January 1, 1995 has to be assessed by a Kansas Department on Aging, trained assessor. 

Nursing Facility Listing by County

Anderson County

Anderson County Hospital Long Term Care 

421 S. Maple 

Garnett, KS 66032 


Golden Heights 

101 North Pine 

Garnett, KS 66032 


Coffey County

LifeCare Center 

601 Cross St. 

Burlington, KS 66839 



Sunset Manor 

128 S. Pearson 

Waverly, KS 66071 


Franklin County

Ottawa Retirement Village 

1100 W. 15th St. 

Ottawa, KS 66067 


Richmond Health Care 

340 South Street 

Richmond, KS 66080 


Wellsville Manor 

304 W. 7th 

Wellsville, KS 66092 


Linn County

Prescott Country View 

301 E. Miller 

Prescott, KS 66767 



Miami County

LifeCare Center 

1615 Parker Ave. 

Osawatomie, KS 



Louisburg Health Care 

1200 S. Broadway 

Louisburg, KS 




908 N. Pearl 

Paola, KS 66071 


Osage County

Brookside Retirement Community 

702 W. 7th St. 

Overbrook, KS 66542 


Osage Nursing Rehabilitation 

1017 Main St. 

Osage City, KS 66053


Petersons’ HealthCare 

630 Holliday Street 

Osage City, KS 66053 


Leaving the Nursing Home

Many people and their families find themselves asking the question "Can I Really Leave the Nursing Facility?"  The answer to that question could be "YES"!  The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), Area Agencies on Aging, Independent Living Centers and Nursing Facilities have partnered in Kansas to help in making the move through two programs. 

Community Transportation Opportunities (CTO)

 Regardless of whether they are a private pay or Medicaid individuals the CTO program offers information and assistance to nursing facility residents with the goal of helping that person and their family decide if transitioning to the community is an option. Answering the question "Can I leave the Nursing Facility?" may sound impossible and raise doubts, but the process is simple and the staff at the East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging can answer many of the questions that you have. 

Each nursing facility resident has an assessment (MDS 3.0) administered when admitted to the nursing facility and then again quarterly, yearly, or upon a significant change in condition. Once this assessment is completed and the person has identified an interest in returning to the community they are referred to the Area Agency on Aging (individuals 60+) or the Independent Living Center (individuals under 60). After the referral is made a face to face contact meeting with the individual and their family is made. During this face to face visit, options for care will be discussed. This can include housing options, services options and payment options.  If everyone agrees the resident should move, a case manager will be chosen and the move will proceed. 

Money follows the person (MFP)

This is for Medicaid eligible residents only who have been in the nursing facility for at least 90 days. This program is designed to assist people who qualify by funding them with $2,500 to assist with set up costs for a new place to live. This program also covers service needs such as personal care, housekeeping, medication management, shopping, etc. This program can be a great avenue for helping a loved one move to a less restrictive setting.

Following referral a case manager will be assigned and will help with coordination of the move. 


Call 785-242-7200 to contact our office regarding these programs.