How can you ensure that a disabled senior gets the best quality of care and life? Thankfully, there are services available for you or your loved one. These incredibly helpful resources are either low-cost or even no-cost. Read on below to find out more about the services available to seniors with disabilities in Arizona.
Arizona Long-Term Care System (ALTCS)
ALTCS is an Arizona Medicaid service that can provide financial assistance to seniors and/or disabled individuals with low or fixed income. This financial assistance enables a disabled senior to afford quality long-term care in Arizona.
In order to receive this service, an individual has to apply. This application process typically takes 60 to 90 days. It includes assessments to make sure the disabled senior’s financial situation fits the criteria and that they do in fact need long-term care in Arizona.
While you wait to hear if you are approved, you can start looking into assisted living and other long-term care options that accept ALTCS.
Arizona Senior Center Association (ASCA)
The ASCA is an organization made up individuals who work in senior care. Members work to provide the most beneficial resources to disabled seniors in Arizona and their loved ones. ASCA also looks for ways to improve services provided for seniors and to advocate for senior’s rights.
Through this organization, seniors and their loved ones can search to find helpful senior centers near them. These centers provide services such as health screenings, socialization with other seniors, support, and helpful information.
Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS)
DAAS looks out for seniors to ensure they live a happy and healthy life. The Division provides services to cover a range of concerns. This includes services to make sure disabled seniors get health meals, either through meal delivery or meal plans as living communities. These meal services are also designed to make sure seniors get their nutrients with a healthy, balanced diet.
For Medicare assistance, DAAS partners with the State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) and Senior Medical Patrol (SMP). SHIP is a free service that advises disabled seniors and their loved ones on the best choices for Medicare benefits and overall health. SMP is a resource that will help protect you or your loved one from fraud and theft.
Other Services to Look Into
Other helpful services provided to disabled seniors in Arizona include respite care, visiting nurses, personal assistance, adult daycare, an aide at home, and transportation services. For any seniors dealing with chronic disease, there are management programs. There are also resources designed to help family caregivers.
To protect disabled senior’s rights, it is also wise to look at the legal services available.
Are you or a loved one a disabled senior entering or already part of an Ariona long-term care community? Then the Long-Term Care Ombudsman should be kept in mind too. This service investigates any complaints regarding an assisted living center, care home, and so forth. LTCOP also educates and supports both disabled seniors and their loved ones in numerous ways. The goal is to prevent elder abuse and mistreatment.
At Yuma Senior Living we have senior health resources that we can refer you to for any senior disability related topic. Simply give us a call at (928) 388-6858, and our Community Ambassador will schedule an onsite tour at your convenience and answer any questions you may have.