Uintah Basin Association of Governments

330 E 100 S
Roosevelt, UT 84066
(435) 722-4518

Alternatives & Caregiver

Alternatives- The case manager assists frail, older individuals to remain in their home and not to be prematurely placed in a nursing home. The case manager completes a comprehensive assessment with the individual to determine eligibility, and together they develop a plan of care to meet the individual’s needs. Services include: home health aides, homemakers/personal care, emergency response systems and other services are coordinated to maximize longevity in the individuals own home. For further information, contact Tammy Freston at UBAOG (435) 722-4518

Caregiver- The Caregivers Support Program provides information, assistance, support groups, training for caregivers who are caring for a loved one 60 years or older who are suffering chronic long term illness or conditions where the intensity of such care giving creates stress and other informal relief is not sufficient. For further information, contact Tammy Freston at UBAOG (435) 722-4518

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 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

Additional Services Offered:

  • Senior Citizen Centers
  • SMP/SHIIP
  • Caregiver Support
  • Meal Assistance
  • Transportation Services
  • RSVP Volunteer & Work Opportunities
  • Elder Abuse/Ombudsman
  • H.E.A.T.

Meals Assistance

Home Delivered Meals

Home delivered meals are available Monday- Friday. To qualify for Home Delivered Meals, the client must be 60 or over and homebound. Eligibility for meals will be determined by the Case Manager when making a home visit. There is a suggested donation for $3.00 per meal.

Congregate Meals

Transportation services are provided for senior citizens 60 and over and for disabled adults of Duchesne and Daggett Counties. There are several fixed routes throughout Duchesne Count Monday- Friday for those wishing to attend the Congregate Meals Program at the Duchesne County Senior Centers. A $2.00 contribution is suggested.

  • Monday
  • Crossroads lunch and Bingo
  • The bus will go to Duchesne every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month to bring seniors to Crossroads
  • Tuesday
  • Crossroads lunch
  • The bus runs in Roosevelt and a bus comes from Tabiona
  • Wednesday
  • Busses will only run for special activities
  • Thursday
  • Gateway lunch
  • Busses run from Roosevelt, Fruitland, and Tabiona
  • Friday
  • Gateway lunch and Bingo

Volunteer Opportunities

What is a Foster Grandparent?

Foster Grandparent Volunteers are senior’s ages 55 & older that serve as volunteer mentors, tutors, and in some cases caregivers for children and youth with special needs. They serve in community organizations such as schools, hospitals, and youth centers. While volunteering, Foster Grandparents strengthen their community by providing youth services that strained community budgets cannot afford and by building bridges that cross generations. Foster Grandparent Volunteers must meet income eligibility requirements and are encouraged to serve an average of 15 hours per week.

Eligibility:

  • Any man or woman age 55 or over meeting the income standard is eligible for reimbursement (stipend) through the Foster Grandparent Program. Other qualifications include a genuine love of children, an ability to understand directions, a willingness to accept supervision, a readiness to accept training, passing a background check.

Stipend:

  • $2.65/hr the hourly stipend (wage) that the Foster Grandparents receive for their volunteer service with children shall not be subject to taxation or be treated as wages or compensation for certain purposes, including retirement benefits. The Social Security Administration has issued an instruction that stipends are excluded as income in determining how much a volunteer will receive in his/her retirement fund check.
  • The law also provides that payments a volunteer receives are not counted in figuring his eligibility for Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low income housing or any other federal program that bases the eligibility on income.

Transportation:

  • Foster Grandparents will receive mileage reimbursement for travel to and from assignments, program activities, in service orientation, and recognition events, as funds are available. The rate of reimbursement is $.25 per mile (with a $50.00 monthly cap due to limited funding).

Additional Information:

Vacation:

  • Foster Grandparents earn (or accrue) one-day vacation for each full month of active service. Vacation time may be taken only after earned. It may be taken a day at a time or several days at a time. Grandparents are encouraged to utilize vacation leave each year. All vacation accrued and not taken will be paid out at the end of the grant year.

Sick Leave:

  • Foster Grandparents earn (or accrue) one-day of sick leave for each full month of service. Sick leave may be used, as it is earned, for illness and appointments with doctors, dentist, optometrist, or for other medical reasons. All sick leave accrued and not taken will be paid out at the end of the grant year.

Holidays:

  • Foster Grandparents will receive a list of all yearly government and school holidays. Volunteers will be paid for Holidays provided they are active that month.

Inclement Weather:

  • If the roads are or appear to be dangerous or difficult, please stay home, do not travel. You will still be paid for the day as if you had worked it.

Accident Insurance:

  • Foster Grandparents are covered by accident, personal liability and excess auto liability insurance. Foster Grandparents must report accidents occurring during service hours to the Volunteer Station and the FGP staff within 24 (twenty-four) hours of the accident. Claim forms can be obtained from the FGP staff office. Foster Grandparents are covered by accident insurance while traveling to and from work and while on the job.

Physical Examinations:

  • Once a year, foster grandparents will be benefited by a medical examination and a yearly check-up thereafter, which is mandated by federal policies. The FGP staff will arrange physicals.

Elder Abuse Prevention

Our certified Long Term Care Ombudsman serves as an advocate for Residents Rights for residents in long term care facilities and assisted living facilities. The LTC Ombudsman also investigates complaints from residents, family members, facility staff or anyone concerned about the resident. To contact the local Ombudsman call Michelle Summarell at (435) 722-4518

Transportation Services

Transportation

Transportation services are provided for senior citizens 60 and over and for disabled adults of Duchesne and Daggett Counties. There are several fixed routes throughout Duchesne Count Monday- Friday for those wishing to attend the Congregate Meals Program at the Duchesne County Senior Centers. A $2.00 contribution is suggested.

  • Monday
  • Crossroads lunch and Bingo
  • The bus will go to Duchesne every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month to bring seniors to Crossroads
  • Tuesday
  • Crossroads lunch
  • The bus runs in Roosevelt and a bus comes from Tabiona
  • Wednesday
  • Busses will only run for special activities
  • Thursday
  • Gateway lunch
  • Busses run from Roosevelt, Fruitland, and Tabiona
  • Friday
  • Gateway lunch and Bingo

Busses run from Roosevelt and Fruitland

There is a $2.00 suggested donation to ride the bus.

Caregiver Support

Alternatives & Caregiver

Alternatives- The case manager assists frail, older individuals to remain in their home and not to be prematurely placed in a nursing home. The case manager completes a comprehensive assessment with the individual to determine eligibility, and together they develop a plan of care to meet the individual’s needs. Services include: home health aides, homemakers/personal care, emergency response systems and other services are coordinated to maximize longevity in the individuals own home. For further information, contact Tammy Freston at UBAOG (435) 722-4518

Caregiver- The Caregivers Support Program provides information, assistance, support groups, training for caregivers who are caring for a loved one 60 years or older who are suffering chronic long term illness or conditions where the intensity of such care giving creates stress and other informal relief is not sufficient. For further information, contact Tammy Freston at UBAOG (435) 722-4518

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