Minimum Service Standards

 
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All services and programs funded with CALHOUN COUNTY SENIOR MILLAGE funds must comply with the requirements listed in the ALL SERVICES Minimum Service Standard and Minimum Service Standard for the specific program funded. All Minimum Service Standards are approved by the Senior Millage Allocation Committee (SMAC). 

   
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All services and programs funded with Calhoun County Senior Millage funds must comply with the following general requirements.

All Services   (Click for full minimum service standard)
 

Adult Day Care is designed to provide medical & rehabilitation services and social interactions to seniors with physical and mental disabilities in a center-based environment.

Adult Day Care  (Click for full minimum service standard)


The Benefits Counseling Program provides assistance to individuals throughout the County in understanding their eligibility and applying for available health and prescription benefits through Medicare (e.g. Medicare Part D prescription plans), Medicaid, and any community based health and prescription programs.

Benefits Counseling  (Click for full minimum service standard)
 

Community Care Options provides comprehensive assessment, re-assessment and evaluation of needs; development of person-centered care plans; provision of on-going, individualized care management; and arrangement and purchase of services to support the activities of daily living (ADLS) for frail Calhoun County seniors.

Community Care Options  (Click for full minimum service standard)


Dental Services include the provision of dental screening for referral; examination and/or treatment; or dentures by a qualified licensed dentist for seniors, age 60 and over, without dental insurance and not having the ability to pay for such services.

Dental Services  (Click for full minimum service standard)


Guardianship Services help elderly people in need of assistance managing their personal and financial affairs are appointed a guardian by the probate court.

Guardianship Services      (Click for full minimum service standard)


Handy Helper provides simple home maintenance to improve the safety and accessibilty of the interiors of senior homes to improve in-home safety and liveablility.

Handy Helper    (Click for full service standard)


Hearing Services program provides assistance to seniors with the costs associated with hearing tests and acquisition of hearing aids.

Hearing Services     (Click for full minimum service standard)


Home Heating Assistance program is designed to help seniors with their heating utility costs.

Home Heating Assistance   (Click for full minimum service standard)


Legal Services provides legal advice and representation by an attorney and counseling or representation by a non- lawyer where permitted by law.

Legal Services      (Click for full minimum service standard)


MEALS - Congregate Dining Sites are available to any seniors throughout the County.

Meals - Congregate Meal  (Click for full minimum service standards)
 

MEALS -Home delivered meals provide nutritious meals to home-bound seniors.

Meals - Home Delivered   (Click for full minimum service standand)


Minor Home Repair program provides permanent improvements to Calhoun County senior's home to prevent or remedy a safety hazard or a sub-standard condition.

Minor Home Repair   (Click for full minimum service standand)


Money Management program provides help to seniors with money management issues, including budget counseling and assistance, bank reconciliation assistance, check preparation for payment of bills, insurance coverage coverage counseling and coordination, and other life planing issues.

Money Management     (Click for full minimum service standard)


Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) provides communication, monitoring and triage of patient contracts through the system. 

Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)    (Click for full minimum service standard)


Pharmaceutical Drug Assistance Program provides access to free and low-cost medications for individuals at low icome levels through the handling of the administrative process and assisting recipients to complete pharmaceutical applications.

Pharmaceutical Drug Assistance Program     (Click for full miminum service standard)


Provides free prescriptions to seniors via a voucher method.  The use of generics will be substituted, as allowed by law, when available.  This program is meant as a "Stop-gap" program while more long-term solutions to the recipient's prescription need is sought.

Prescription Assistance      (Click for full minimum service standard)
 

Ramp for accessibility is an inclined plane installed in addtionto or insead of stairs to enter a home to creat accessibility for a senior 60 and over to access a building with a wheelchair, walkers orth other wheeled objects.

Ramps for Accessibility               (Click for full minumum service standard)


Caregiver Respite services provide a brief period of rest or relief from the day-to-day care giving of a person who requires continual supervision in order to live in their own home or the home of the primary caregiver, or who require a substitute caregiver while their primary caregiver is in need of relief or otherwise unavailable.

Respite - Caregiver        (Click for full minimum service standard)
 

Overnight Respite services are porvided to senior individuals unalbe to care for themselves and are furnished on a short-term basis due to the absense of or need of relief for those individuals normally proiding services and support for the individual.  This standard addresses overnight respite provided outside of the home.

Respite - Overnight              (Click for full mininum service standard)

Senior Center Operations and Support provided for the operations of senior center(s).

Senior Center Operations       (Click for full minimum sevice standard)


Senior Fitness & Fun is a program where seniors can participate in health education, guided exercises and health screenings at sites throughout Calhoun County.

Senior Fitness & Fun           (Click for full minimum service standards)


Transportation Services provides centrally-dispatched service for transportation for Calhoun County seniors to and from communitity facilities in order to receive medical, social and other services that reduce isolation and otherwise promotes independent living.

Transporation Services       (Click for full minimum service standard)


Vision Services program is designed to help persons 60 years of age and older with the costs associated with eye examinations and the acquisition of eye glasses.

Vision Services            (Click for full minumin service standards)


 For information Contact Calhoun County Senior Services - 269-781-0846

 
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