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Aging & Disability Agencies & Services

    Results: 15

  • Aging and Disability Resource Centers (2)
    LH-0350

    Aging and Disability Resource Centers

    LH-0350

    Programs that create a single, coordinated system of information and access for older adults and people with disabilities who are seeking long term support to minimize confusion, enhance individual choice, and support informed decision-making. ADRC centers serve as a single point of entry to public long term support programs and services. They offer information and counseling regarding available long term support options; assist individuals in determining their eligibility for public long term support programs and benefits including level of care determinations for Medicaid nursing facility and home and community-based service waiver programs; provide short-term case management to stabilize long term supports for individuals and their families in times of immediate need; help people plan for their future long term support needs; and provide information about and referral to other programs and benefits (such as health promotion and disease prevention, transportation services, housing and income support programs) that help people remain in the community.
  • Area Agencies on Aging (16)
    TD-1100.6500-050

    Area Agencies on Aging

    TD-1100.6500-050

    Substate organizations authorized under the Older Americans Act of 1965 to develop a comprehensive, coordinated system of community-based services for older adults within their planning and service area. State Units on Aging designate, provide federal and state funding, and monitor operations of AAAs. Eight states and the District of Columbia do not have AAAs and, therefore, serve the roles of both state and area agency. AAA's responsibilities include planning; development of local funding resources; and contracting with local service provider organizations to provide authorized services which include information and referral/assistance, outreach, case/care management, escort, transportation, homemaker/chore, personal care, home repair and rehabilitation, home delivered meals, congregate meals, adult day care, elder abuse prevention, nursing home ombudsman, legal assistance, employment and training, health promotion and disease prevention and senior centers as well as services that support caregivers including respite care, counseling and education programs. AAAs may provide a number of other services in situations where local service provider options are limited.
  • Audio Recording Services (3)
    PH-0600

    Audio Recording Services

    PH-0600

    Programs that make tapes of reading material, sometimes on a request basis, for use by people who are blind or have a visual impairment, a severe motor disability, a learning disability or another type of disability that makes it difficult to read print or use printed materials.
  • Braille Materials/Collections (1)
    TJ-4500.8300-100

    Braille Materials/Collections

    TJ-4500.8300-100

    Libraries or other organizations that maintain collections of books, magazines and other reading materials in Braille, a system that uses raised dots to represent numerals and letters of the alphabet which can be identified by the fingers, that are made available on a loan basis to community residents who are blind or who have visual impairments. Also included are organizations that distribute copies of books, magazines and other reading material in Braille format that people can keep.
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors (4)
    JR-8400.1400

    Carbon Monoxide Detectors

    JR-8400.1400

    Programs that pay for or provide carbon monoxide detection devices which can be installed in homes and apartments, especially in areas close to sleeping quarters. The devices may run on household current or batteries and sound an alarm when concentrated amounts of carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless, tasteless and toxic gas produced as a by-product of combustion, come into contact with the detector. Likely sources of carbon monoxide include fuel furnaces, gas water heaters, fireplaces, woodstoves, unvented kerosene and gas space heaters, gas dryers, charcoal grills, yard maintenance equipment and exhaust from automobile or other vehicles in attached garages.
  • Fire Prevention Information (4)
    JR-8200.2000

    Fire Prevention Information

    JR-8200.2000

    Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures that people can take to protect homes, businesses and property from the threat of fire. Fire prevention programs provide information about faulty wiring and other electrical hazards, kitchen fires, smoking risks, child-related fire safety, flammable materials storage, brush clearance, fire retardant building materials and ground cover, techniques for fighting a fire until the fire agency arrives (first aid firefighting) and other similar topics. Included are programs that inspect the homes of individual citizens and give them a report which recommends ways to protect their property as well as those that deal with fire safety in a more general way.
  • Moving Services (6)
    BH-5000

    Moving Services

    BH-5000

    Programs that provide assistance for people who are moving from one residence to another or who are moving their homes from one location to another.
  • Orientation and Mobility Training (2)
    LR-6400

    Orientation and Mobility Training

    LR-6400

    Programs that help people who are blind or who have visual impairments develop the fundamental spatial concepts and skills that are necessary for maximum mobility and independent living. Instruction focuses on moving safely and purposefully in the school, home or community environment; and usually includes procedures for street crossings, travel in unfamiliar areas, utilization of public transportation, and appropriate use of aids such as sighted guides or canes. Training for persons who want to acquire the skills to be a sighted guide may also be provided.
  • Personal Alarm Systems (4)
    PH-1800.6260

    Personal Alarm Systems

    PH-1800.6260

    Programs that provide electronic equipment which connects frail elderly individuals, people who have disabilities or people at risk of violence from an ex-partner with the police, participating hospitals, paramedics or other sources of emergency assistance.
  • Residential Snow Shoveling (3)
    PH-3300.6900

    Residential Snow Shoveling

    PH-3300.6900

    Programs that provide or pay for the removal of snow from the front sidewalks and driveways of people who need or want this service. In some jurisdictions, residents are required to keep the sidewalk in front of their homes clear of ice and snow as a safety precaution.
  • Senior Housing Information and Referral (12)
    BH-8500.8000

    Senior Housing Information and Referral

    BH-8500.8000

    Programs that maintain information about retirement residences, residential care facilities and nursing homes, and link older adults who are looking for alternative living options with appropriate independent or supervised living resources.
  • Smoke Alarms (4)
    JR-8400.8000

    Smoke Alarms

    JR-8400.8000

    Programs that pay for or provide smoke detection devices which can be installed in homes, apartments or commercial buildings and which sound an alarm when fire breaks out and smoke comes into contact with the device.
  • Special Collections and Archives (1)
    TJ-4500.8300

    Special Collections and Archives

    TJ-4500.8300

    Public, academic and some special libraries or other organizations that acquire, house and make available to the community for purposes of research or appreciation, rare books, aggregations of printed works or manuscripts on a particular subject or by a particular author; artistic materials by a particular artist or representative of a particular era or style; or other collectibles that are rare, of special interest, of historical significance or of scholarly value. Also included are organizations that acquire, classify and make available to the community on a loan or distribution basis, special document collections or reading materials in a variety of language or special formats which enable people who have visual or hearing impairments or who read in a language other than English to enjoy leisure reading materials and selected nonfiction and reference works. Some collections include materials that require specialized security and user services. Some special collections are standalone institutions that are privately funded, such as the Newberry Library or the American Antiquarian Society while others are part of a larger institution, such as the Beinecke Library at Yale University. Many American university special collections grew out of the merging of rare book rooms and manuscripts departments in a university's library system.
  • Specialized Information and Referral for Developmental Disabilities (3)
    TJ-3000.8000 * YF-1800

    Specialized Information and Referral for Developmental Disabilities

    TJ-3000.8000 * YF-1800

    Programs that maintain information about community resources that are appropriate for a specific target group or human services sector (for example, youth programs or addiction services) and which link individuals who are in need of specialized services with appropriate resources and/or which provide information about community agencies and organizations that offer specialized services. * A severe, chronic disability that is attributable to a cognitive, neurological or physical impairment or a combination of cognitive, neurological and physical impairments; that is manifested during the developmental period (prior to age 22); that is likely to continue indefinitely; and that results in substantial functional limitations in three or more areas of major life activity including self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living, and economic self-sufficiency.
  • Veterinary Services (4)
    PD-9000

    Veterinary Services

    PD-9000

    Programs that provide diagnostic and treatment services for animals who have illnesses, injuries or emotional problems; and which euthanize animals who are aged or in severe pain because of untreatable health problems. Preventive care is generally also available.