Physical and occupational therapy are provided to persons with disabilities under the therapy program. Eligible participants have a traumatic brain injury, and their physician has prescribed physical or occupational therapy that is not covered by Medicare or Medicaid. Therapy improves range of motion and strength, and can reduce or eliminate contractures.
Hot, nutritional meals are delivered by volunteers to persons with disabilities who are homebound. Two-day emergency rations are provided to all program participants for instances when a daily delivery cannot be made.
Wheelchair modifications for persons with severe physical disabilities are designed and fabricated to enhance posture control and eliminate decubitus ulcers. Work site and home modifications are also provided to accommodate modified wheelchairs.
Adult day care services help the ability of persons with disabilities to function in the community and remain independent. Health services, educational classes, socialization opportunities and transportation to community activities are provided at an adult day care center in the community.
Persons with disabilities are provided assistance with purchasing services and/or home modifications to enhance the safety or accessibility of their home environment and the ability to live independently. Examples of such services or modifications include dental work, wheelchair ramps, shower benches and lift chairs.
The following programs are available to older adults who are residents of Sedgwick County. Contact the Department on Aging at 660-7298 for more information about these services.
Adult Care Connection Program provides information, referrals and care consultation helpline case management services to family caregivers caring for an older adult age 60 and older in Sedgwick County.
This program provides transportation to medical appointments for adults age 60 and older.
This program provides adults age 60 and older and their caregivers an adult day care service that not only provides respite for the caregiver but also activities of daily living, mobility, medication management, nutrition, arts and recreation, community integration, case management services and transportation to and from the facility.
This program is designed to engage persons age 60 and older, particularly those with limited incomes, in volunteer service to meet critical community needs in the schools, day care programs and the like, and to provide a high-quality experience that will enrich the lives of the volunteers and the children receiving the service.
This program provides professional mental health services to eligible participants (Sedgwick County residents aged 60 years and older) who are in need of mental health counseling. Counseling may be provided at the older adults home, senior center, COMCARE office, or at a location comfortable for the individual.
This program provides in-home consultation teaching to older adults age 60 and older. Trained staff will assist eligible individuals in learning day-to-day techniques that will allow them to remain independent in their own home for a longer period of time.
Health screenings, health education, referrals, and vouchers for prescription medications are made available through this program to low-income individuals who are age 60 and older and residing in Wichita and Sedgwick County. Health education and screening services include: routine blood pressure, blood sugar and weight checks; health and nutrition assessments; and health education presentations.
This program provides protective legal services for adults age 60 and older including, but not limited to, advice, counseling, representation and document preparation (such as powers of attorney) to assist older adults with their legal needs.
This program assists with the purchase of needed prescription medications, diabetic supplies, Medicare part-D co-pays, enrollment in pharmaceutical indigent programs to receive free brand-name medications, purchase eyeglasses and provide referrals for low-cost eye exams.
This program enables seniors age 60 and older, who are living in poverty, to assist frail individuals age 60 and older, who are vulnerable to losing their independence due to physical or mental disabilities. The senior companion will assist with daily activities such as meal preparation, grocery shopping, medication reminders, transportation to medical appointments, attending social activities, companionship, and respite care for the families of clients.
Meals on Wheels provides a hot, noon meal five days a week (seven days a week for the most frail) to qualifying people age 60 and older in the Wichita area.
This Roving Pantry is a grocery shopping and delivery service for homebound seniors age 60 and older.
Senior employment helps workers age 55 and older find paid employment in business and in-home placements. Tailored specifically to older people, it’s a valuable resource for seniors and for employers seeking mature workers and the skills and experiences they bring with them.
This program will provide commodity delivery to eligible adults age 60 and older. It will assist those who lack transportation to pick up their own commodities and others who are unable to buy food temporarily or on a permanent basis.
Asian Outreach provides outreach services to eligible Asian seniors by meeting the unique needs caused by language barriers, relocation to this country and cultural differences. Through this program, adults age 60 and older may utilize services such as transportation, translation, English and citizenship classes, and case management, as well as participate in activities available at the Wichita Indochinese Center.