Helping Seniors Remain in Their Homes
Our Supportive Services Program bridges the gap for many seniors who need assistance in order to maintain their independence and to remain safely in their own homes.
What We Offer
Our Licensed Social Workers provide a helping hand to older adults, ages 60 and up, and their families to alleviate concerns and assist with tasks seniors need to stay independent. We can help the senior manage their benefits, like Medicare or Medicaid, link to transportation services, schedule medical appointments, help manage finances or locate appropriate housing. We provide the extra help seniors need when new challenges are too much, so they are able to stay in their homes with confidence.
Susan is an 84 year old who loved to garden and play cards. Always independent, it became a significant struggle as she experienced slowly losing her eye sight due to macular degeneration. Needing to determine how she could continue to live on her own, she contacted Catholic Social Services to request help. Being able to pay her bills each month was just one essential task Susan needed to be able to accomplish to stay in her home.
Susan is an 84 year old who loved to garden and play cards. Always independent, it became a significant struggle as she experienced slowly losing her eye sight due to macular degeneration. Needing to determine how she could continue to live on her own, she contacted Catholic Social Services to request help. Being able to pay her bills each month was essential to being able to stay in her home. CSS assists her routinely, reviewing her mail, writing out checks and making sure she maintains her Medicare benefits. As cooking and cleaning became more challenging, CSS linked Susan to Meals-on-Wheels and homemaker services.
As Susan has begun to have more health concerns, Susan worries about going to the doctor and being able to manage her prescriptions. The CSS social worker helps her to keep track of scheduled medical appointments, to arrange transportation, and will accompany her to medical appointments. A nurse comes to the home weekly to set up her medications to assure they are being taken correctly. Ever active, Susan was assisted to sign up for Mainstream transportation services, which she uses to attend the local senior center once a week where she plays Euchre.
As Susan is faced with the challenges of aging, she knows that she can count on CSS to help her obtain the resources needed to stay safe and independent in her home for as long as possible.
“The service is great! It has helped me in so many ways. Whenever I needed anything I always was taken care of in a mannerly time. I can’t say enough about the quality of service this agency has provided.”
“The workers are very friendly and they really seem concerned.”