Davis County Health Dept. Family Health and Senior Services Division

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 the 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

Below is a list of services provided at Davis County Health Dept. Family Health and Senior Services Division. Click on the available links to learn more about the services specifically provided by this local Aging Agency or visit their website.

Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)

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 the 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

Davis County Health Dept. Family Health and Senior Services Division also offers:

  • Meals Assistance
  • Transportation Services
  • Elder Abuse, Ombudsman
  • Volunteer & Work Opportunities
  • Caregiver Support
  • Caregiver Support Groups
  • Senior Companion Program
  • Home-Based Services and Alternatives to Long-Term Care
  • Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIP)

Meals Assistance

The Home Delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels) Program helps older people remain independent in their homes by providing a nutritious daily meal to qualified individuals unable to shop, cook, or feed themselves. Special diets for health reasons also can be provided. Meals may be delivered 5 days a week. Meals may be provided to assist with respite services for caregivers. Meals also may be provided for short periods of recuperation.

Eligibility

All potential home delivered meals recipients must have an in-home assessment to determine need and-delivery frequency. Please call (801)525-5058 to request an assessment.

Criteria

  • Davis County Resident
  • 60 years of age and older
  • Homebound: unable to leave home without assistance of others
  • Does not drive a vehicle; caregiver may drive and qualify

Contributions

There is a suggested contribution of $3.50 per meal. Contributions help expand the service and serve more seniors.

Davis County Health Dept. Family Health and Senior Services Division also offers:

  • Meals Assistance
  • Transportation Services
  • Elder Abuse, Ombudsman
  • Volunteer & Work Opportunities
  • Caregiver Support
  • Caregiver Support Groups
  • Senior Companion Program
  • Home-Based Services and Alternatives to Long-Term Care
  • Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIP)

Volunteer Opportunities

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

You’ve gained a lifetime of experience. Now is the time to put your skills and talents to good use by volunteering through the Retired and Senior Volunter Program. RSVP is America’s largest volunteer network for people age 55 and over. Join RSVP in Davis County and you join nearly 500,000 volunteers across the country who are enhancing their communities. The Davis County Health Department in Clearfield, Utah, is the local organization sponsoring the program. Davis County encourages its citizens of all ages to volunteer. Volunteers less than 55 years of age are directed to Volunteer Opportunities.

Individuals 55+ will find that RSVP offers a full range of volunteer opportunities with local nonprofit organizations. RSVP allows you choose how and where you want to serve, the amount of time you want to give and whether you want to draw on your skills or develop new ones. In short, we’ll help you find the opportunity that’s right for you.

You will receive pre-service orientation through RSVP, training from the organization where you serve, and supplemental insurance while on duty. A small mileage reimbursement is available to help cover the expense of driving your car between home and your volunteer site.

And remember: When you volunteer, you’re not just helping others—you’re helping yourself. Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends. Plus, studies show that volunteering helps you live longer and promotes a positive outlook on life.

Elder Abuse Prevention

The Long-term Care Ombudsman Program advocates for residents living in long-term care facilities, including skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and short-term rehab. The Ombudsmen investigate and help to resolve concerns dealing with many aspects of the life of residents, including quality of care, resident rights, and federal and state regulatory requirements. Ombudsmen also educate staff, family members, residents, and the community about issues pertaining to long-term care.

DAVIS COUNTY OMBUDSMAN HOTLINE: 801-525-5060

Transportation Services

Senior Medical Transportation

Medical transportation is available to seniors for appointments within Davis County. We currently aren’t able to transport outside of Davis County.

Please contact the Nutrition and Transportation office: (801) 525-5058

Caregiver Support

Being the primary caregiver for an elderly loved one can be a demanding, stressful, and rewarding job. People who have been caregivers know that the days are long and the work is difficult. Many caregivers cannot get out to do the most basic of activities such as grocery shopping, going for a walk or seeing a movie.

Access to Services:

The In-Home Services Bureau staff may be able to help caregivers and others looking for information or assistance about caregiving by:

  • Providing information on available services and programs that can help with the care of a loved one.
  • Assisting in connecting with community resources to help ease the role of caregiving.
  • Providing advice, guidance, and instructions about options and methods for dealing with caregiving responsibilities.
  • Paying for some respite care services – short periods of relief or rest for caregivers.
  • Paying for some equipment and devices to make caregiving responsibilities easier. Some examples would be medical equipment and supplies, assistive devices, incontinence supplies, grab bars, ramps, and housing modifications.

Eligibility

Caregivers may be any age although they must be experiencing a significant amount of stress related to caregiving responsibilities. The individuals cared for must be 60 years of age or older and experiencing problems maintaining day-to-day tasks such as dressing, bathing themselves, toileting, transferring, homemaking, etc.

Income and assets are not considered, but donations are always welcome.

  • (801) 525-5050
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  • 22 S State St
    Clearfield, UT 84015