Call (517) 788-4364 for details about any service.
Are you 60 years or older and live in Jackson County? If so we offer a wide variety of services for you. We also provide assistance to family members, caregivers and friends of seniors, as well as information and referral for adults age 55 and who are raising a grandchild.
Notice of Privacy Practices - - This notice describes how medical and personal information about a client may be used and disclosed and how a client can get access to this information click here. (Requires Adobe Reader to view)
You may request a copy of the complete “Notice of Privacy Practices” procedure.
Recipients of service are asked to make donations for the services they receive. The following are some of the services available:
Information & Case Coordination - - Location of and connection to senior-related services, products and options.
HOMES (HOUSEHOLD and OUTDOOR MAINTENANCE ESPECIALLY for SENIORS) - - Home safety surveys that can result in basic safety-related repairs performed by volunteers.
Alzheimer's and Dementia Services - - Information and services such as in-home respite, adult day care, Alzheimer's caregiver education and support groups. Available to families caring for a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. Memory Screening is available for people with unusual memory loss. For more information on Alzheimer's and Dementia services click here.
Caregiver Support Programs - - Option exploration and resources for caregivers with a spouse or parent age 60 or older, seniors caring for a disabled child, or kinship caregivers age 55 or older. For details on Caregiver Support Programs click here.
Chore Service - - Non-continuous household maintenance tasks essential to a senior's health or safety, such as installation of bathroom grab bars, stair handrails, smoke detectors, or snow removal.
Counseling - - Individualized counseling to aide in coping with grief and loss as the result of health changes, death of a loved one, or other life changing experience.
Depression Screening - - Detection of a depressed mental state for seniors who have been experiencing a persistent sense of 'the blues', which is not a normal part of aging. For more information click here.
In-Home Services - - Assistance with personal care and activities of daily living. Includes housekeeping and bathing. For more information about In-Home Services click here.
Meals on Wheels - - Hot, nutritious meals delivered for homebound seniors. For more information on the Home Meals on Wheels program click here.
MMAP- Michigan Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program - - Help with Medicare and Medicaid concerns; information on how to shop for and compare supplemental insurance policies. Trained MMAP volunteers are available by phone or by scheduling an appointment, at the Department on Aging, by calling (517) 768-8655.
Respite Services - - Professional care provided for a loved one to ensure a family caregiver receives a short break from caregiving for a senior in order to meet his/her own needs. For more information about Respite Services click here.
Senior Meal Sites and Senior Centers - - Nutritious meals and senior activities at eight locations. For more information on senior meal sites and senior centers click here.
Services In Other Areas - - If you live in Lenawee County, Michigan contact the Lenawee County Department on Aging, 1040 S. Winter, Suite #3003, Adrian, MI 49221, (517) 264-5280.
For services in Hillsdale County, Michigan, contact the Hillsdale County Senior Services Center at (517) 437-2422 or visit them on-line http://www.discoverhillsdale.com/seniorcenter/
If you are looking for service information for another area in Michigan or in another state, call ElderCare Locator at 1-800-677-1116. They are open from 9am to 8pm (Eastern Standard Time), Monday through Friday. Also there is a State website for information on Services for the Aging in Michigan click here
Supportive Services - - Assistance paying for medications, dental care, personal emergency response systems and other unmet needs, as funding permits.