The Five County Association of Governments is the designated Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Utah. As part of the Area Agency on Aging we administer and oversee a variety of programs and services to assist seniors in accessing the services and supports they need to remain in the community and as independent as possible. These services are intended to support not supplant the natural supports the Senior may already have in place.
Funding for these programs and services are provided through the Administration on Aging under the Older Americans Act (OAA), the Utah Division of Aging and Adult Services and the Utah Department of Health. These State and Federally funded programs are designed to offer home and community based supports to individuals 60 and older, some disabled adults, and their caregivers with an emphasis on those with the highest social and economic need.
· Nutrition Services (Title III-C of OAA)
· Supportive Services & Senior Centers (Title III-B of OAA)
· Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Services (Title III-D of OAA)
· Long-Term Care Ombudsman (Title VII of OAA)
· Health Insurance Counseling & Senior Medicare Patrol
· Medicaid Aging Wavier
· State Alternatives Program
· National Family Caregiver Support Program (Title III-E of OAA)
· Case Management for New Choices Waiver Program
To qualify for services an individual must meet the program eligibility requirements regarding age, social, economic, and degree of frailty (Level of Care). A limited number of adults with disabilities may also be served. Eligibility varies among programs and is described in more detail under the Service List.
Our staff is comprised of professional, licensed social workers, registered nurses; as well as our intake/accounting staff. Program staff assist potential consumers in referral, intake, assessment, eligibility and ongoing case management (care coordination).