Services For The Elderly

One of FaithByTheWord Ministries’ missions is to express the love of God to our seniors in need of a little love and compassion as we help match them up with resources they might require but don’t know where or how to find them nor have anyone to help them.

Thru local resources, such as Alamance Eldercare, The Alamance County Senior Services Committee, and The Department of Health and Human Services, FaithByTheWord Ministries is able to have access to many resources for the elderly that otherwise might be difficult to find.

Alamance Eldercare

Information and Assistance

Provides older adults and family caregivers with information about community resources that promote well-being, the ability to remain safely at home, and independence. Extra assistance is provided to those who need help creating a plan and obtaining services.

Options Counseling

A formal 90-day interactive person-centered process that provides guidance in making decisions about long-term care and supports. A certified Options Counselor helps the individual to set goals and develop an action plan to complete over a limited timeframe.

Care Management

Care Management is a long-term care program in which a dedicated Care Manager assesses a frail older adult, develops a plan of care based on the documented needs, implements the plan of care by putting services in place to support the older adult at home, communicates with and monitors the older adults monthly, and continuously updates the plan of care based on changing needs. It also provides a limited amount of in-home care contracted through a licensed home care agency.

Family Caregiver Support (FCSP)

The Family Caregiver Support program is a system of services for family caregivers of older adults. These services include education, counseling, a support group, respite care services and supple mental supplies (incontinence supplies, medical equipment, assistive technology, …).

D.A.P. (Diaper Assistance Program)

In collaboration with The Diaper Bank of Durham, Alamance ElderCare provides incontinence supplies (briefs, diapers, under pads, gloves) to older adults who do not received these supplies through other funding partners. In FY 2020, Alamance ElderCare distributed 8,096 items.

Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP/DA) and Consumer Directed Care (CAP Choice)

CAP/DA is a Medicaid waiver program for disabled adults aged 18 and over. Care Managers assess qualified beneficiaries, develop a plan of care, coordinate services (in-home care, supplies, home accessibility and modification, meal preparation and deliver, emergency response systems, and more), and monitor the beneficiary.

Alamance County Senior Services Committee

This committee was formed to provide advice and guidance to the Board of Commissioners regarding elderly issues.  The group also allocates funds for elderly services provided by the Home and Community Care Block Grant (Federal Title III Older Americans Act). 

The Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services manages the delivery of health and human-related services for all North Carolinians, especially our most vulnerable citizens – children, elderly, disabled and low-income families. The Department works closely with health care professionals, community leaders and advocacy groups; local, state and federal entities; and many other stakeholders to make this happen.

The Department is divided into 33 divisions and offices. NCDHHS divisions and offices fall under six broad service areas – Health, Opportunity and Well-Being, Medicaid, Operational Excellence, Policy and Communications and Health Equity.

NCDHHS also oversees 14 facilities: developmental centers, neuro-medical treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals, alcohol and drug abuse treatment centers, and two residential programs for children.

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Published by Dave Winstead

I am the Chairman Of FaithByTheWord Ministries in Burlington, NC.

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