In Home Services

2200 S. Lincoln Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone:(989) 772-0748
Fax:(989) 773-0514
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Except holidays

Case Management

The Case Management Program is the central entry point for the provision of services to the majority of programs offered through the Isabella County Commission on Aging. The Case Managers work with older adults over the age of 60 and their family members to maintain the independence of the older adult. The Case Managers with the client and/or family will determine the needs of the individual through a comprehensive assessment and then develop a service plan. The service plan will identify programs and services that will assist the older adult. The Case Manager will then communicate with a variety of community agencies and organizations to arrange for those services. The Case Managers will assist the clients and family to assure client’s health and safety, the quality of care and satisfaction with services.

The Case Managers will advocate for the older adult and their family members on a variety issues. On a daily basis they deal with such issues as Medicare, Medicaid, supplemental insurance and nursing home placement.

The Case Management Program is provided to the older adult on a donation basis. If the client is unable to donate, services will not be denied. The program is based on need, not on the client’s ability to donate.

If you are interested in more information about the Case Management Program you can contact the Program Coordinator, Jennifer Martin, by e-mail or by telephone at (989)772-0748.

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Medicare-Medicaid & Other Insurance

The agency social workers are available to assist with questions concerning Medicare, Medicaid and other insurances. Information is available for eligibility for Medicare D, supplemental insurance, Medicaid and other insurance questions.

Personal Care Program

The Personal Care Program provides a Certified Nurse Aide or trained direct care worker to assist older adults with activities of daily living. These activities include assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, transferring, eating and ambulation.

The Personal Care Program is provided to the older adult on a donation basis. The requested donation is based on a sliding scale according the clients level of income. If the client is unable to donate, services will not be denied. The program is based on need, not on the client’s ability to donate.

If you are interested in more information about the Personal Care Program you can contact the Program Coordinator, Jennifer Martin, by e-mail or by telephone at (989) 772-0748.

Personal care provider assisting older adult with her daily living activities.
Home maker helper providing housekeeping service for older adult.

Homemaking Program

The Homemaking Program is the provision of light household tasks to maintain an adequate living environment for older adults with functional limitations. Light housekeeping includes: vacuuming, mopping, dusting, cleaning the kitchen/bathroom and laundry if needed.

The Homemaking Program is provided to the older adult on a donation basis. The requested donation is based on a sliding scale according the clients level of income. If the client is unable to donate, services will not be denied. The program is based on need, not on the client’s ability to donate.

If you are interested in more information about the Homemaking Program you can contact the Program Coordinator, Jennifer Martin, by e-mail or by telephone at (989) 772-0748.

Respite Care Program

The Respite Care Program utilizes a Certified Nurse Aide or trained direct care worker for the provision of companionship, supervision and/or assistance with activities of daily living for older adults with mental or physical disabilities in the absence of the primary caregiver(s). This program allows “time away” for the caregiver and special companionship for the care recipient.

The Respite Care Program is provided to the older adult on a donation basis. The requested donation is based on a sliding scale according the clients level of income. If the client is unable to donate, services will not be denied. The program is based on need, not on the client’s ability to donate.

If you are interested in more information about the Respite Care Program you can contact the Program Coordinator, Jennifer Martin, by e-mail or by telephone at (989) 772-0748.

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Caregiver Training Program

The Caregiver Training Program provides services, education and one-on-one support, designed to help manage the complex demands of caregiving.

The training and educational sessions may take place in a variety of settings and could include topics such as medication management, how to care for someone who is on bed rest, fall prevention, locating resources, managing stressful situations, or symptoms of depression and dementia. The caregivers will be able to select from these and other topics that may be of interest to them. The caregiver trainer will then meet with the caregiver(s) to provide information on the topic of choice. Also available to caregivers is a monthly caregiver support group.

The Caregiver Training Program is provided on a donation basis. If the client is unable to donate, services will not be denied. The program is based on need, not on the client’s ability to donate.

Long Distance Care Giving – Many caregivers find themselves living away from their loved ones. There are times when caregivers must locate resources in a different county or state. The Case Managers are able to assist caregivers in finding resources that will make their loved ones safe and help with the long distance care giving.

If you are interested in more information about the Caregiver Training Program you can contact the Program Coordinator, Jennifer Martin, by e-mail or by telephone at (989) 772-0748.

Emergency Needs Programs

Unmet Needs – This program is funded by the Saginaw / Chippewa Tribal Unit and the Friends of Isabella Seniors. With it the Commission on Aging is able to assist older adults with expenses such as: prescription medications, utility bills, minor home repairs or medical expenses. Additional funding may be available for dental, utility and other unmet needs, although income/asset limits do apply.  The Unmet Needs Program is limited to individuals whose income falls below 150% of the Federal poverty guidelines. Consideration is also given to individuals assets and other living expenses.

If you are interested in further information about any of the Prescription Drug and Emergency Needs Programs you can contact the Program Coordinator, Jennifer Martin, by e-mail or by telephone at (989) 772-0748.

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