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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Extra help with Medicare Part D, Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansans (SHICK) Program, and Prescription Drug Assistance. Click here for more detailed information.
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.
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.
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.
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
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4th Monday of each month, 1-2PM
Park Plaza North Club House - 105 Park Place North, Garnett, KS
Facilitators: SEKMH & ECKAAA
2nd Thursday of each month, 1-2PM
Burlington Public Library - 410 Juniatta Street, Burlington, KS
Facilitators: Crosswinds & ECKAAA
2nd Tuesday of each month, 2-3PM
East Central Kansas Agency on Aging - 117 South Main, Ottawa, KS
Facilitators: Diane Sadowski & ECKAAA
3rd Tuesday of each month, 6-7PM
Elizabeth Layton Center - 2595 SW 327th St, Paola, KS
Facilitators: Barbara Cordts & ECKAAA
4th Thursday of each month, 1-2PM
Osage City Library - 515 Main, Osage, KS
Facilitators: Crosswinds & ECKAAA
1st Friday of each month, 10:30-11:30am
First Baptist Church - 8424 Paine Road, Mound City, KS
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
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.
Click below to view the Extra Help With Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs on the Social Security website.
Click below for information on getting help paying for your Medicare costs through the Medicare Savings Program.
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".
Official Medicare website: www.medicare.gov
Social Security online: www.socialsecurity.gov
Official Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Site www.cms.hhs.gov
RxAssist.org: Look up your medications (brand or generic) for information as to whether you can get them free directly from the pharmaceutical manufacturer www.rxassist.org
Medicare Rights: www.medicareinteractive.org
Medicare’s Durable Medical Equipment Program: www.cms.gov
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.
Anderson County Hospital Long Term Care
421 S. Maple
Garnett, KS 66032
101 North Pine
Garnett, KS 66032
601 Cross St.
Burlington, KS 66839
128 S. Pearson
Waverly, KS 66071
Ottawa Retirement Village
1100 W. 15th St.
Ottawa, KS 66067
Richmond Health Care
340 South Street
Richmond, KS 66080
304 W. 7th
Wellsville, KS 66092
Prescott Country View
301 E. Miller
Prescott, KS 66767
1615 Parker Ave.
Louisburg Health Care
1200 S. Broadway
908 N. Pearl
Paola, KS 66071
Brookside Retirement Community
702 W. 7th St.
Overbrook, KS 66542
Osage Nursing Rehabilitation
1017 Main St.
Osage City, KS 66053
630 Holliday Street
Osage City, KS 66053
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.
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.
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.