FIVCO ADD’s Homecare Program is a social program providing social and nutrition services in the homes of persons 60 years of age or older who have difficulties managing normal daily activities. Eligibility is limited to those individuals that are at risk of entering, or seem likely to enter, a long-term care facility for which in-home services can be more appropriate and cost effective. The average Homecare client is approximately 85 years of age, female, widowed and physically frail. Eligibility for the program and for services is determined by a formal assessment and a reassessment at least every six months. Homecare provides the following in-home services based upon the needs of the individual:
- Assessment/Reassessment – The collection of in-depth information about a person’s situation and their functioning.
- Case Management – A process for ensuring clients receive appropriate, comprehensive and timely services to meet their needs as identified by the assessment.
- Homemaker / Home Management – Provides assistance with light housekeeping, laundry, shopping and meal preparation.
- Personal Care – Provide s assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting, or other personal needs.
- Home Delivered Meals – A meal delivered to a client’s home, hot or other appropriate meal that meets one-third of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA).
- Respite – Supervision and care provided to a client to safeguard their rights and interest for the purpose of protection against harm to self or others. The Caregiver is free to leave their home while relieved of caregiving responsibilities.
The Homecare Program continues to see an increase in the number of Homecare clients requiring more intensified case management services. As a result of serving this type of client, case managers are expending more hours coordinating services with a variety of agencies to provide essential services for Homecare clients. This program provides case management services for approximately 150 clients