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What is Aging Connections?

Aging Connections is a place to call when you have questions and need to talk to someone about eldercare.  Aging Connections offers information and eases access to long-term supports, ranging from in-home services to nursing facility care.  When you call you are connected with someone who can help you assess your situation, consider and plan for immediate needs, connect to services, and access application forms, and begin the eligibility process.

 

Who should contact Aging Connections?

People should contact Agining Connections if they have questions about eldercare and planning for long-term support needs. This includes:

  • People age 60 and older
  • Older adults with physical disabilities
  • Caregivers
  • Family members
  • Service providers

Those are just some of the people who can benefit from Aging Connections services.  *People with the most urgent or multiple needs will be given priority for in-person counseling. Those with simpler inquiries or long range needs will be served by phone, web or mail.

How does Aging Connections help?

The people at Aging Connections are ready to help older individual and their families explore issues about eldercare.  This includes:

  • In-home services
  • Social needs
  • Financing Options

Many people do not know what options are available when an older person needs more help to stay safe at home.  Some fear being able to afford the services that help them to remain at home.  Aging Connections can help in each of those situations.

Where is Aging Connections Located?

Aging Connections is available in Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah, and Shoshone Counties.  There are offices in Coeur d'Alene, Kellogg, and Sandpoint.  Click here for addresses, office hours, and phone numbers.

 

What services does Aging Connections provide?

  • Information and referrals by phone, mail or personal meeting
  • Counseling about public and private options, benefits, and services for your long term support needs
  • A complete review of your current needs, concerns and resources
  • Support in accessing services, solving problems, and navigating between systems and/or service providers.
  • Personal long-term support counseling about alternatives to nursing home care.
  • Education and eligibility screening for public programs
  • Assistance in navigating the financial eligibility process for Medicaid's long-term support benefits.
  • Support in the community for those caring for elders and older adults with a physical disability.
  • Education about long-term issues.

What long-term support services offered?

  • Family Support
  • Long-term Support
  • Benefits Counseling
  • Financial Planning
  • Education Programs
  • Insurance Counseling
  • Prescription Drug Information
  • Adult Day Program
  • Housing Assistance
  • Home Companion
  • Respite
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Social, Civic, and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Assisted LIving & Nursing Facilities
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Homemaker Services
  • Home Care
  • Transportation
  • Legal Assistance
  • Personal Care Attendants

Cost to for Aging Connections Services?

All services are provided free of charge at Aging Connections

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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