Senior Centers, Nutrition, In-Home Care, & Transportation
West Virginia senior centers are where our seniors can gather together to participate in activities, learn new skills, socialize, share a lifetime of expertise, and enjoy the fellowship of those with similar interests. Participation at a senior center prevents isolation, depression, and loneliness; while promoting independence, empowerment, good health, and overall well-being.
A significant problem that seniors face is that as the metabolism changes, hunger may not occur during normal meal times. Therefore, skipping meals or not eating enough to sustain health can occur and may lead to unnecessary weight loss, bone loss, and muscle loss. All of these issues can lead to more complicated and dangerous health concerns. One way to overcome skipping meals is to participate in a scheduled lunch program. Eating and socializing together at a senior center is a fun way to enjoy a meal, stay happy and healthy, and stimulate the body’s desire to eat a well-balanced and nutritious meal. Senior centers take pride in the dining environment and atmosphere they have created for our seniors.
The goal of senior service provider agencies is to help our seniors stay in the comfort of home, with the right amount of care to live the best life possible. Research has repeatedly shown that seniors who wish to remain in their own homes, and are provided the necessary support to accomplish this, consistently enjoy physically, emotionally, and mentally better lives. If you want to remain in the familiar surroundings of your own home, but just need some assistance to remain independent, they are there to help you achieve this goal. Let them help you locate the perfect program for you and your family.
Medicaid Waiver – Nursing home alternative program providing attentive personal care assistance, as well as light housekeeping services, errands, and recreational activities for income-eligible individuals
Personal Care – Individuals with mental and physical impairments receive assistance with bathing, general grooming, dressing, light housekeeping, and errands from experienced caregivers, as deemed necessary by their physician.
Case Management – Extensive access to a wide variety of support, care, and informational resources including screening, assessment, care plans, in-home care selection, community referrals, advocacy services, monitoring, and much more
Veterans Program – Special in-home care programs for individuals who have served in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces who would like to remain in the comfort of the home environment instead of a nursing home
Respite Program – For caregivers of high-demand frail and ill family members; this program offers a well-deserved break to enable hard-working care providers to take care of other responsibilities and enjoy some personal time.
Alzheimer’s / Dementia Respite Program – Relief service for caregivers of family members diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia; Highly trained caregivers provide standard care with a focus on safety, activities, and companionship.
Lighthouse Program – Personal in-home care (bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene), nutrition, mobility, and light housekeeping assistance services enable local seniors to remain healthy and independent in the home environment
Private Pay Program – Customized in-home personal care, hygiene, meal preparation, errand, and housekeeping assistance are provided at a reasonable rate. We help seniors avoid nursing home placement and remain independent, safe, and healthy in the dignified comfort of home.
Are you a West Virginia resident aged 60+ who is having difficulty getting where you need to go due to limited mobility or financial resources? If you or a loved one are in need of transportation assistance in West Virginia, your local senior service provider agency may be able to help you get to and from your local senior center, medical appointments, the grocery store, bank, pharmacy, and other essential destinations. Transportation to receive vital health services is extremely important, and all medical necessities are treated with priority.