Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program: (EISEP) - is a comprehensive program of in-home services for functionally impaired persons over the age of sixty. Services include case management, in-home services (housekeeping and personal care), in-home respite, and ancillary services. The office has information about qualifications and eligibility levels for this non-medical home care program.
Nutrition Services - Approximately 500 meals are provided each day at meal sites throughout the county and delivered to the homebound elderly. Participants of the meal program have the opportunity to contribute toward the cost of the meal, but no one is refused a meal because of inability to pay. Home delivered meals are available throughout the County for persons who are confined to their homes and have difficulty in preparing their own food. Congregate meals are nutritious noontime meals at each of the meal sites in Jefferson County. All individuals aged 60 and over or married to someone 60 or over are welcome to participate. Nutrition education and counseling is provided by a registered dietitian.
Health Insurance and Information Counseling (HIICAP) - is a counseling program for residents 60 years of age or older when they need help understanding the various health insurance options such as Medicare, supplemental insurance policies (Medigap policies), prescription drug plans (Medicare Part D), EPIC and Medicare Advantage plans.
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Diabetes Prevention Program at the Watertown Family YMCA:
NO COST TO SENIORS 60 AND OLDER. The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention program can decrease the number of new type 2 diabetes cases and give individuals at high risk for developing the disease tools for healthy living. The program helps those at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease.
Chronic Disease Self Management Program - If you have one or more conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety, the workshops offered through the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program can help you take charge of your life and ability to manage your health condition.
Legal assistance is provided by agency staff for persons over the age of sixty who could not otherwise access this service. Legal problems arising out of entitlement programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, and other areas of law and legislation are evaluated and sometimes referred to an attorney.