Bear River Area Agency on Aging

Here at Bear River Area Agency on Aging, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in helping seniors maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities. Caring for our seniors is perhaps the greatest responsibility we have. Those who walked before us have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy.

Services include:

  • Meals Assistance
  • Transportation services
  • Veterans Services
  • SHIP Health Insurance Program
  • Senior Volunteer Opportunities
  • Caregiver Support
  • Respite/Adult Day Centers

Non-Medical Home Care

ALTERNATIVES PROGRAM

Helping you stay in your home

Our Alternatives program is geared towards adults who are low income and need assistance with activities of daily living. This program is one of our many programs that are meant to help older adults live at home.

Qualifications for program: 

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must meet program financial eligibility
  • Small fee may be required
  • Must have a need for assistance with care, as determined by professional risk assessment
  • Services received though local home care providers

Services Provided: 

  • Adult companion service
  • Case management
  • Chore services
  • Emergency response systems
  • Fiscal management services
  • Home delivered supplemental meals
  • Homemaker services
  • Medication reminder systems
  • Non-Medical transportation
  • Personal attendant program training
  • Personal attendant services
  • Personal budget assistance
  • Personal care assistance
  • Respite care assistance
  • Respite care services (may be provided in home or long-term care setting)
  • Specialized medical equipment
  • Schedule an intake

Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)

Bear River Area Agency on Aging, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in helping seniors maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities. Caring for our seniors is perhaps the greatest responsibility we have. Those who walked before us have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy.

AAAs Serve Communities

One of the OAA’s (Older Americans Act) foundational principles is that the programs and services created to help support consumers in their homes and communities are customized to meet their individual needs. There’s nothing one-size-fits-all about AAAs or the services they offer their clients!

Roles of all AAAs: Assess community needs and develop and fund programs that respond to those needs; educate and provide direct assistance to consumers about available community resources for long-term services and supports; serve as portals to care by assessing multiple service needs, determining eligibility, authorizing or purchasing services and monitoring the appropriateness and cost effectiveness of services; and demonstrate responsible fiscal stewardship by maximizing use of public and private funding to serve as many consumers as possible.

All AAAs offer five core services under the OAA:

ELDER RIGHTS includes abuse prevention and long-term care ombudsman programs

CAREGIVERS

NUTRITION

HEALTH & WELLNESS

SUPPORTIVE SERVICES

  • Information and referral
  • In-home services
  • Homemaker & chore services
  • Transportation
  • Case management
  • Home modification
  • Legal services

Caregiver Support & Respite

CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM

Aimed at preventing caregiver burnout

Caregivers are faced with a host of new responsibilities, many of which are unfamiliar, intimidating, and can ultimately create caregiver burnout. The Caregiver Support Program provides assistance and support to family caregivers. The Caregiver Support group is held every Tuesday at 1:00 over zoom. Please contact Deb Crowther at (435) 713-1462 for more information. 

Qualifications for Program:

  • Caregiver or care receiver must be 55 years of age or older
  • Caregiver must reside with care receiver
  • Caregiver and care receiver must meet stress and need for assistance requirements assessed by professional risk assessment
  • This program is a one year, one time use program

Services Provided:

  • Links to community information and resources
  • Assistance with navigating the maze of government and community services
  • Education concerning immediate and long term needs, including remedies to alleviate stress
  • Caregiver Support Group meetings
  • Family Care Plan conferences
  • Short-term respite care
  • Free Caregiver Guidebook available

Veterans Services

Here at Bear River Area Agency on Aging, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in helping seniors maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities. Caring for our seniors is perhaps the greatest responsibility we have. Those who walked before us have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy.

Possible Benefits Include:

  • Enrollment in the Veterans Medical System
  • Veterans Assistance with Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Care Costs
  • Free Assistance with Filing a Claim with the Veterans Administration
  • Veterans Survivor Pensions
  • Pensions for Low-income War Time Veterans
  • Home Modification
  • Veterans Disability Claims…It’s Never too Late to Make a Claim
  • Special Compensation for Spouses if the Veterans Died of a Service Connected Disability (DIC)
  • Utah State Veterans Nursing Homes (Ogden, Salt Lake City, Payson & Ivins)
  • Veterans Burial and Memorial Benefits
  • Utah State Veterans Benefits that are Unique to Utah

Volunteer Opportunities

The Senior Companion Program pairs healthy older adults with frail senior citizens and adults with disabilities to decrease isolation and loneliness with a weekly visit from a caring volunteer. A Senior Companion volunteer provides support through assistance with grocery shopping, errands, doctor appointments, respite care and companionship necessary to maintain independence.

Senior Companion Volunteers:

  • Are 55 years of age or older
  • Meet income guidelines
  • Work 15-40 hours a week
  • Have a love of serving others

A Senior Companion Volunteer receives:

  • Nontaxable hourly stipend
  • Travel Reimbursement
  • A free yearly physical exam
  • Monthly meetings that are free and educational

Remember:

“Being lonely is a terrible thing, a visit from a single person can brighten one’s day enough to allow them to face the next. You can make the difference!”

Elder Abuse Prevention

OMBUDSMAN

Tackling the Issue

Our certified Ombudsman resolves issues surrounding the care and quality of life for people living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Our Ombudsman is there to represent the residents' interests. It is the residents' desires and needs that are considered and acted upon.

Our Ombudsman Can: 

  • Help resolve problems within long-term care facilities
  • Provide support to residents while dealing with concerns they may have about their care and quality of life
  • Provide education related to residents' rights, abuse prevention and other related topics
  • (435) 752-7242
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  • 170 N Main St
    Logan, UT 84321