Brooke County Committee On Aging
Brooke County Senior Center
Wise and Wonderful
304-527-3410 Press 2
Patricia Cross, R.N. In Home Care Director
Luann Radcliff, In-Home Coordinator
The goals of the In-Home Care Program are to promote independence, self-care and dignity, and to avoid the high cost of institutionalization for the elderly in Brooke County.
We have many programs which can help you to stay in your home and assist your family in caring for you.
These programs include Medicaid, Medicaid Waiver, Veterans Administration, Lighthouse, FAIR (Family Alzheimer In-Home Respite) Title III-E Respite and Private Pay.
Please call the Senior Center at the above number or email us at the above addresses for more information.
Brooke County Senior Center is a non-profit agency.To make a donation to support the In-Home Program send a check to 948 Main Street Follansbee, WV 26037
Be sure to add In-Home Program in the memo.
Donations will support the needs of seniors in our community.Feel free to call us at 304-527-3410 ext. 2 with any questions.
All donations are tax deductible.
The In-Home Program provides caregivers who are trained to assist clients with personal care, grooming, meal preparation and light housekeeping duties.
Photo taken and used with written permission by both the client and the caregiver.
We offer 7 programs that are in compliance with WV Bureau of Senior Services and WV Department of Health and Human Resources.
Provides support in four areas: Personal Care- Grooming, bathing, dressing, and toileting. Mobility- Transferring in/out of bed and walking. Nutrition- Meal preparation, eating, and grocery/pharmacy shopping. Environment- Light housecleaning (based on RN Assessment) Making/Changing bed and laundry.
There are 3 Criteria:
-60+years of age and a resident of WV.
-Medically eligible based on a functional evaluation by the senior agency RN.
-Financially eligible, determined by a State Cost Share schedule.
Family Alzheimer's In-Home Respite Program: Provides care and activities for individuals with Alzheimer's or a related dementia and gives caregivers a needed break.
There are 3 eligibility requirements:
-The person receiving care must have a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.
-There has to be an unpaid caregiver
-The care must be provided in West Virginia.
Up to 60 hours a month.
If you qualify for Medicaid from the Department of Health and Human Resource Service (DHHR) and you have a valid Medicaid card, you can receive up to 60 hours a month for free. To qualify for our Medicaid program you must need to have two-thirds of the time spent in the home for personal care. This means you must need help bathing, dressing, grooming, feeding, assisting with medicine or transferring to be on this program. This program is not a housekeeping service. After the personal care is complete we can do the environmental services like cleaning and shopping. You need to make an appointment with DHHR to see if you qualify, there are special guidelines. Determination is made by household income.
There is a process to qualifying
To qualify for this program you must first be referred to the West Virginia Medical Institute (WVMI). You must qualify medically and financially for Medicaid waiver. WVMI will contact you and make an appointment for a visit. A nurse will determine if you have 5 deficits to be on the program. Some of the deficits are as follows: Eating, bathing, dressing, grooming, incontinence, orientation, transferring, walking, decubitus, able to vacate a building, wheeling, not capable of administering his/her own medications
Each one of these deficits has different point levels which will be added up and this will total your level of care
Level A=5-9 points UP TO 62 hours per month
Level B=10-17 points UP TO 93 hours per month
Level C=18-25 points UP TO 124 hours per month
Level D= 26-44 points UP TO 155 hours per month
Then you will pick a Case Management Agency. They will send you to DHHR to qualify financially. If you are already Medicaid eligible, a form must be made at the DHHR office. To qualify financially you must make less than $1,800 a month and have no more than $2,000 in assets. Only the income of the applicant is considered, not the income of the spouse, parents or family.
Paid for by the Veteran’s program out of Pittsburgh.
To qualify for this program you have to be actively seeing a doctor from either of the two Veteran’s hospitals (St. Clairsville or Pittsburgh). Then you have to have an assessment from the VA Health Care Systems in Pittsburgh. They will assign you to an agency of their choice if you do not request one.
National Family Caregiver Support Program
This program is to provide respite to the caregiver in the home.
$20.00 an hour
If light housekeeping is all you want this service is for you. You can pick how many hours and how many days a week you want. We can dust, mop, sweep and change bed linens. We do not wipe down walls, windows, cupboards or curtains/blinds.