services-page

The Council on Aging is pleased to provide this helpful guide of services to our tri-county's seniors. It is our pleasure to assist you in any way we can. Please feel free to contact our office concerning the content of this web site or any questions you may have concerning Senior Services and programs.

Para servicios en Español por favor  comuníquese con Claudia Torres al Tel. (541) 678-5483 Extensión 130 o  su correo electrónico This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

ADVOCACY - The Council On Aging is charged by the Federal Government with the role of providing advocacy services for seniors in their communities and at the State and Federal level. Advocacy involves representing seniors by preserving and developing services and supporting senior rights.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM - Respite Care The Central Oregon Council On Aging provides for the services of relief caregivers to family members and those who care for seniors on a 24 hour 7 days a week basis, to afford these round-the-clock family caregivers a short term break to rest and renew, making them better  family caregivers. For more information contact a Central Oregon Council On Aging case manager listed on this site in the community nearest to where you live.  Call 541-678-5483 for the case manager in your town.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING - SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance) The Council On Aging offers counseling to resolve problems with supplemental insurance, Medicare claims or bills, doctor's bills, and problems with insurance companies regarding the payment of bills. Are you having trouble with your insurance company or are you unclear about your bills? Call for an appointment at 541-678-5483 ext. 211 and we will be glad to help you.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

HEALTH AND WELLNESS - Fitness, social and volunteer opportunities are provided throughout the year through senior groups and centers. Contact us for possible programming for your members. Keep your body fit, keep your spirit happy with a variety of on-going activities sponsored by the Council on Aging and senior groups.  Contact Jane Roger at 541-548-1086.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL - For information about the many community services and benefits available to senior citizens, call Melissa at the ADRC (Aging and Disability Resource Connection) at 541-678-5483 ext. 109 local or 1-877-704-4567 between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM (Pacific Time), Monday through Friday.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

LEGAL SERVICES - The Council On Aging provides tri-county residents ages 60 and older with referrals to free legal advice and representation pertaining to, but not limited to:

Medicare and Medicaid
Social Security and Supplemental Security Income
Landlord/Tenant Relations
Consumer Complaints
Hospital Patient Rights
Adult and Nursing Home Residents Rights
Other Entitlements and Benefits
Powers of Attorney
Health Care Proxy
Living Wills

Legal Services are not available to cover wills, criminal cases, negligence actions or other cases for which a private attorney may be obtained on a contingency basis.  For information call Melissa at 541-678-5483 ext. 109.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM - Ombudsman Program recruits and trains local volunteers and Ombudsman (advocates) to receive, investigate and resolve a wide range of concerns and complaints made by or on behalf of residents of adult and nursing homes. Ombudsmen visit the facilities regularly to: monitor the quality of care, help residents understand and exercise their rights, assure care with dignity and respect, and encourage residents to express their opinions.

For more information contact the Council On Aging office at 541.678.5483.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

OREGON PROJECT INDEPENDENCE (OPI) - The OPI program provides help with housekeeping and personal care services for people age 60+ who could not remain in their own homes without assistance. Services are provided under contract through licensed home care agencies and/or the Client Employed
Provider Program to those 60 and over, on a sliding fee scale, based upon income of the recipient.  Call 541-678-5483 for the case manager in your town.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

OUTREACH - The Council On Aging offers outreach to seniors who are unable to understand or access the information or services that they need. We visit homes and refer seniors to as many programs as they need. Please call and let us know who needs our information or services.  For information in Spanish contact Claudia Torres at 541-678-5483 ext. 130.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - Volunteering is a 'win/win' opportunity for the volunteers as well as for the human service organizations that rely on volunteers to provide services and staff support.  Senior Centers have a variety of volunteer opportunities including home-delivered meal drivers, mealsite assistants, information and referral and office help.  Contact Denise Goss at 541.797.9107 or your local senior center.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

HOME DELIVERED MEALS - Home delivered meals are provided to seniors aged 60 and over, who based on an assessment, are homebound or unable to shop and cook nutrition meals for themselves. Call 541.678.5483 for the case manager in your town.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

NUTRITION EDUCATION AND COUNSELING - Referral to a Registered Dietitian is available for counseling and assistance with special diet problems, restrictions, food/nutrition related questions, and nutrition education.  For more information call Bernadette Handley at 541-678-5483 ext. 114.

The Council on Aging is pleased to provide this helpful guide of services to our tri-county's seniors. It is our pleasure to assist you in any way we can. Please feel free to contact our office concerning the content of this web site or any questions you may have concerning Senior Services and programs.

 

 

   adrc-logo-final