Home and Community Care Block Grant (HCCBG)
By law the AAA contracts out most of the actual operation of the services to Human Service Agencies in the area. The major portion of the services provided to meet the goal of keeping seniors independent and in their own homes are funded through the Home and Community Care Block Grant (HCCBG). This Block Grant consists of approximately 60% Federal Older Americans Act Funds and 40% State appropriated funds. Click the button below to see a list of HCCBG providers contracted with the Area Agency on Aging.
HCCBG Services at a Glance
Adult Day Care
Provides an organized program of services during the day in a community group setting for the purpose of supporting the personal independence of older adults and promoting their social, physical, and emotional well-being. Services must include a variety of program activities designed to meet the individual needs and interests of the participants, and referral to and assistance in using community resources. Also included are medical examinations required for individual participants for admission to day care services and thereafter when not otherwise available without cost, and food and food services to provide a nutritional meal and snacks as appropriate. Transportation to and from the service facility may also be provided or arranged when needed and not otherwise available within the geographical area specified by the Adult Day Care Program. Services must be provided in a home or center certified to meet State Standards for Adult Day Care programs.
Adult Day Health Care
Provides an organized program of services during the day in a community group setting for the purpose of supporting older adults’ personal independence, and promoting social, physical, and emotional well-being. Services must include health care services and a variety of program activities designed to meet the individual needs and interests of the participants, and referral to and assistance in using appropriate community resources. Also included are food and food services to provide a nutritional meal and snacks as appropriate to the program. Transportation to and from the service facility is provided or arranged for when needed and not otherwise available within the geographical area specified by the Adult Day Health Program.
Provides professional assistance for older adults with complex care needs and/or their families in accessing, arranging and coordinating the package of services needed to enable the older adult to remain at home.
The provision of a meal in a group setting that provides 1/3 of the Recommended Daily Dietary Allowance.
The provision of respite care in a safe setting where caregivers can take care receivers who do not require personal (hands-on) care to get a break from their caregiving responsibilities. The program operates on a scheduled basis for a period of less than 6 hours a day. This service provides caregivers and care receivers with social opportunities, activities, information about community resources, and/or other services. Group respite services are sometimes called “Caregiver’s Day Out”.
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Provision of allowable services which promote the health and wellness of eligible older adults.
General medical testing, screening and referral for the purpose of promoting the early detection and prevention of health problems in older adults.
Home Delivered Meals
The provision of a home delivered meal that provides 1/3 of the Recommended Daily Dietary Allowance to a home-bound older adult.
Skilled Home (Health) Care
Skilled health care prescribed by a physician which is provided in the home of an older adult in need of medical care. Allowable services include: skilled nursing; physical, occupational, and/or speech therapy; medical social services and nutrition care.
Housing and Home Improvement
A service which assists older adults with obtaining or retaining adequate housing and basic furnishings. Types of assistance provided may include: providing information regarding housing/housing with services options available; methods of financing alternative housing/housing with services options; helping to improve landlord-tenant relations; identifying substandard housing; securing correction of housing code violations; assisting with finding and relocating to alternative housing; and providing labor and/or materials for minor renovations and/or repair of dwellings to remedy conditions which create a risk to the personal health and safety of older adults.
Information and Case Assistance
A service which assists older adults, their families and others acting on behalf of older adults, in their efforts to acquire information about programs and services and to assist older persons with obtaining appropriate services to meet their needs.
The provision of paraprofessional services which assist functionally impaired older adults and/or their families with essential home management, personal care and/or supervision necessary to enable the older adult to remain at home as long as possible.
Institutional Respite Care
The temporary placement of an older adult who requires constant care and/or supervision out of his/her home to provide their unpaid, primary caregiver relief from caregiving responsibilities.
Mental Health Counseling
A service which incorporates care consultation, evaluation, and outpatient treatment to older adults who are experiencing mental health problems.
A part-time stipend volunteer opportunity for low-income persons 60 years of age or older who are interested in community service. Senior Companions provide support, task assistance and/or companionship to adults with exceptional needs (i.e. developmental disabilities, functional impairments, or persons who have other special needs for companionship).
Senior Center Operations
Operation of a multipurpose senior center includes the provision of a broad spectrum of services and activities for older adults. The primary objectives of a multipurpose senior center are: the centralized provision of services which address the special needs of older adults; opportunities for older adults to become more involved in the community; and the prevention of loneliness and premature institutionalization by promoting personal independence and wellness.
A service which provides travel to and/or from community resources such as medical appointments and nutrition sites or other designated areas for older adults needing access to services and activities necessary for daily living.