We have Certified Information & Referral Specialist- Aging (CIRS-A) standing by to assist you in all your aging needs. The certification awards professional credentials to employees who successfully complete the appropriate AIRS Certification Program for information and referral practitioners. It is an acknowledgment of demonstrated competence in the field of information and referral.
Information and Referral (I&R) brings people and services together. When people don't know where to turn, I&R is there for them. Our trained staff is ready to assist you. Click the link below or call us at 1-800-945-4250.
Long Term Care Consultations (LTCC) provide individuals or their representatives with information about options available to meet their long-term care needs and factors to consider when making long-term care decisions. Particular emphasis is on the explortation of whether there are appropriate community service alternatives to nursing facility placement that are a viable and feasible option to meet the individuals needs and preferences. Anyone may request a consultation regardless of whether or not they are required to receive it.
The mission of the Long Term Care Consultation Program is to:
Empower each individual to make informed decisions about the best setting to meet their needs.
Provide information about the options available to meet all your long-term needs and what factors to consider when making long-term care decisions.
Explore all service alternatives, regardless of a specific service setting being sought by the individual.
Everyone is eligible for a Long Term Care Consultation. Whether you are a caregiver for a loved one, are concerned about your own long-term care needs, or just planning for your future, a Long Term Care Consultation may help you decide what is best for you. The consultation is free and there are no financial considerations.
A Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) will come to your home and perform an assessment of your needs. At the end of the assessment they will provide you with:
Long-term care options available to the consumer (private and public) that may meet your needs.
Information explaining the methods to use to apply for long-term care options.
A personalized list of factors to consider when deciding on long-term care options mentioned above.
Information explaining the opportunities and methods for maximizing the independence and self-reliance of the consumer. This will include information on support services, family, friends, and community.