SERVICES PROVIDED DIRECTLY BY SAN JUAN COUNTY
There are buses available at all four centers.
When you need transportation to the center, arrangements are made by calling
the center near you. You are picked up and transported to the center and then
returned home. One day a week the bus is available to take seniors places like
the bank or grocery shopping. On occasion we will provide transportation to
We offer home delivered meals five days a week at the Blanding and
Monticello centers, and two times a week at the Bluff and La Sal centers.
The purpose of the Home Delivered Meal Program is to help older people, who
are homebound, remain independent in their own homes by providing one hot
nutritious meal per day. Two days of the week we have congregate meals
at the center where Seniors can come and socialize together while they have
Senior Health Insurance Program. The Health
Insurance Information Program provides information to help guide you in making
decisions regarding your health insurance options.
- Senior Center Activities
A variety of recreational activities may be
enjoyed at the center. Pool tables are available at the Blanding Center. There
are also crafts, bingo & other games and social gatherings. Contact your local
center to find out about the planned activities in your area.
- Legal Services
Regular group seminars are available at the
Centers with a variety of informational subjects that are of interest to the
older individuals throughout the year. Call the centers for more information.
- Preventive Health
Blood pressure clinics are available monthly at the centers.
Nutrition education will be available on a regularly scheduled basis or by
appointment. Other clinics will be held periodically throughout the year. A
flu vaccination clinic will be held each fall.
- Caregiver Respite Care Program
The purpose of the Caregivers Respite Program is
to provide intermittent and/or time limited relief to caregivers of adults.
The care receiver must be suffering from long-term illness or conditions where
the level of such care giving responsibilities creates extreme stress and
other sources of informal relief are not sufficient. The Respite Program shall
be direct to caregivers or care receivers who are over the age of 60.
The Long Term Care ombudsman protects the
residents rights in Nursing Homes, Residential Care facilities and Adult
Foster Care by voicing and resolving the concerns which many elderly face.
Ombudsmen help with problems about quality of care, food, finances, choice of
visitors, resident rights and other concerns a resident may have. Ombudsmen
receive complaints from residents, family members, facility staff or anyone
concerned about the resident.
- Alternatives Program
The program offers a wide variety of in-home services available to adults
based on an assessment of their needs. The individual receives a
comprehensive assessment by a case manager and, at times, a registered nurse,
examining the client's physical, mental, social and financial status.
The case manager works closely with the individual, their family, and other
social and health agencies to identify service needs and the funding resources
available to meet those needs.
- Medicaid Aging Waiver Program
The "Waiver" means the usual income limit for
Medicaid is waived and an individual is allowed to keep additional funds for
their living expenses in the home. The asset limit for Medicaid remains the
same. A couple's financial eligibility is determined under Spousal
Services provided under the waiver include: Case Management, Homemaking,
Supportive Maintenance (Personal care and other hands on hygiene assistance),
Secondary Meal (Ensure), and Respite.
There is no fee for the waiver, however if the client's income exceeds what
the waiver allows, there may be a monthly spend down to meet the Medicaid eligibility
CONTACTS TO THE FOLLOWING STATE OF UTAH PROGRAMS
Adult Protective Services
Elder Care Locator
Nursing Home Information
Angel Arch, Canyonlands National Park,
San Juan County, Utah
San Juan County Sheriff