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Homemaker/Personal Care Aide Services

For those unable to care for themselves because of illness, a homemaker/personal care aide can assist in personal care of the patient, preparation of meals and light housekeeping. Payment for such services depends on financial and medical eligibility.

NASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SENIOR CITIZEN AFFAIRS

LINK-AGE In-Home Services Program

This program provides case management, non-medical in-home services, (homemaker/personal care, housekeeper/ chore) and ancillary services to seniors 60 years of age and over who are above Medicaid eligibility and who are unable to function independently in the home.

Eligibility for the LINK-AGE Program is determined by Department-funded case managers during an assessment process which includes a financial assessment to determine the senior's share of the cost of services. Participants can not be eligible to receive similar services through any other government sponsored program. For further information, call: 227-8900

NASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

Medicaid

Individuals who meet the Medicaid asset and income eligibility levels may be approved for the services of a personal care aide. A physician's order and nursing assessment are required before services are authorized. For information, contact:

Medicaid
Nassau County Department of Social Services
101 County Seat Drive
Mineola, N.Y. 11501
571-4558

Title XX Homemaker Services

Homemaker services-cooking, shopping, cleaning-may be provided to income eligible individuals, above the Medicaid level and with limited resources. For further information, call:

Nassau County Department of Social Services
Information, Resources and Referral Services Unit
101 County Seat Drive
Mineola, N.Y. 11501
571-4822

HATS PROGRAM (Home Aid to Seniors)

Town of Hempstead
Department of Senior Enrichment
200 North Franklin Street
Hempstead, N.Y. 11550
485-8100

This program provides companions to the frail elderly in the Town of Hempstead. Self-employed companion-aides are screened, trained and matched up with seniors. No "hands on" duties are performed.

PRIVATE AGENCIES

For those cases not covered by LINK-AGE, Medicaid, Medicare, or Title XX, home health aides or homemakers must be obtained through private agencies. They are listed in the Yellow Pages under "Nurses."