Buckeye Hills acts as a steward for funds provided by the Federal Government and the Older Americans Act, which are awarded to agencies and providers throughout our region. Once awarded, these funds provide needed services to those aged 60 and older or disabled. Services are provided at no cost to residents of the region and allow residents to remain in their home and the community longer.
Title III of the Older Americans Act provides funding for supportive services, nutrition services, and family caregiver support.
Supportive services provide a range of social services aimed at helping older adults remain independent in their own homes and communities. Funds must support access to services, in-home services, and legal assistance. Supportive services may also include support to other services, such as care management, adult day services, and activities of senior centers.
Nutrition services provide meals and socialization to older adults in congregate settings such as senior centers, as well as meals to older adults in their homes. The purpose of nutrition services is to reduce hunger and food insecurity, promote socialization, and provide meals to older adults.
Family Caregiver Support
Family caregiver support services recognize the vital role performed by caregivers. The intent of these services is to directly benefit informal, unpaid caregivers with services that support the efforts of caregivers.
These services aid family caregivers to better understand their role, learn when and how to access assistance and find the services/information needed to decrease stress and better care for their loved ones.
Family caregiver support services include:
Adult Day Health Center Services
Aging and Disability Resource Centers
Assisted Transportation (Escort)
Benefits Enrollment Centers
Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs
Education and Training (Caregiver and Kinship)
Home Delivered Meals
Information and Referral Assistance
Legal Counseling (Kinship)
Support Groups (Caregiver and Kinship)