In Home Caregiving
In Home caregiving can allow for seniors to remain in their own home while still receiving the care support they need. In Home Caregiving resources can be found at the Home Care Association of America, the American Health Care Association, and the National Association of Home Care and Hospice. For more information please see the In Home Caregiving section of this site.
Transportation is one of the biggest issues facing home bound adults. Some resources include public transportation, volunteer organizations, and medical transportation.
- There are many volunteer services offering free or low cost services, but most are based in a specific geographic area and can sometimes have limited resources. Please refer to the Volunteer Services section above for some possible resources.
- Dial-A-Ride offers low costs transportation through the Phoenix Metro System. Certification through the ADA is required in most services areas to use or to receive the discount. More information can be found at http://www.valleymetro.org/dial_a_ride
- For those needing transportation via wheelchair or stretcher the following are some Medical Transportation Companies in Arizona. In some cases insurance will cover the cost, but most of the time these services will be considered private pay. Resources and more information can be found at the Arizona Medical Transport Association.
- For those enrolled in AHCCCS, transportation to medical appointments may be available. Contact your AHCCCS provider for more information.
SAIL Program (Senior Adult Independent Living)
The SAIL program provides case management, Adult Day Health programs, home delivered meals, personal and nursing care, and light housekeeping and minor home repair. Eligibility requirements must be met and the waiting list for services can sometimes be very long. More information can be found at http://aaaphx.org/program-services/senior-adult-independent-living-sail/.
Being ready for an emergency is important at any age, bus is especially important for seniors who may not be able to tolerate the heat in the summer or run their oxygen concentrator if the power goes out, safely exit their home in the case of a fire, or survive several days without running water. Resources and articles on how to be better prepared can be found at https://www.azdes.gov/landing.aspx?id=7710.