Tooele County Aging and Adult Services

The mission of Tooele County Aging Services is to promote the safety, health, and independence of adults, 60 years of age and older by supporting a coordinated system of services that will include:

  • education
  • assistance
  • referral
  • nutrition
  • socialization

Tooele County Aging Services Department serves as the organization unit with delegated authority for implementing the Older Americans Act with Tooele County. The Division of Aging Services serves as an effective and visible advocate and the leader relative to all Aging issues for seniors in the County. The Division pro-actively carries out a wide range of functions related to advocacy, planning, coordination, inter agency linkages, information sharing, brokering, monitoring and evaluation designed to lead to the development or enhancement of comprehensive and coordination community based systems serving the County.

Aging Services programs in Tooele County are designed to assist seniors in leading independent lives in their own homes and communities as long as possible.

Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)

Tooele County Aging Department serves as the organization unit with delegated authority for implementing the Older Americans Act with Tooele County. The Division of Aging serves as an effective and visible advocate and the leader relative to all Aging issues for seniors in the County. The Division pro-actively carries out a wide range of functions related to advocacy, planning, coordination, interagency linkages, information sharing, brokering, monitoring and evaluation designed to lead to the development or enhancement of comprehensive and coordination community based systems serving the County. Aging Department Services programs in Tooele County are designed to assist seniors in leading independent lives in their own homes and communities as long as possible.

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

Meals Assistance

Congregate Meals

Congregate Meals are served at the Tooele and Grantsville Senior Centers. Our meals meet the dietary requirements for elderly persons. To qualify you need to be 60 years or older. Please call to make a meal reservation for our Friday night dinners. Please call us for additional information on qualifications and updated schedules.

Meals on Wheels- Home Delivery Meals

Persons receiving home delivered meals must be home bound. This will require a short screening and home assessment. We want seniors that are home bound to be able to remain in their homes comfortably, for as long as possible. Meals are delivered Monday thru Friday. We take into consideration some diabetic and food allergy needs. Please call for further information on program qualifications and requirements.

Elder Abuse Prevention

Ombudsman

Supporting and protecting the rights of individuals living in long-term care facilities

  • Advocate for Long-term Care Residents
  • Provide information about resident’s rights and resources available to them
  • Investigate any issue which affects the resident’s quality of life and care
  • Work with residents, their families and facility staff to resolve problems
  • (435) 277-2458
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  • 151 N Main St
    Tooele, UT 84074