Senior and Disability Services
- Updated on Tuesday, October 02, 2012 October 02, 2012
Senior and Disability Services is the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties. They provide a wide variety of financial, medical, and long term care services for clients and their families.
Senior and Disability Services determines eligibility for medical and service programs to assist people with disabilities 18-64 years of age as well as older adults 65 years or older. Some of their programs (such as those funded through the Older Americans Act), serve people as early as 60 years of age.
If eligible, people may qualify for full or limited medical benefits, Lifeline, transportation services, in-home care services, subsidized payment for services in community based care facilities such as adult foster care, assisted living, and residential care. If determined eligible for services, Senior and Disability Services also facilitates supplemental payment for nursing home care.
Other benefits coordinated by Senior and Disability Services include Food Stamps, Senior Meals, and Home Delivered Meals, and Oregon Project Independence.
In addition Senior and Disability Services provides information and referral for Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties. This service includes referrals for programs such as: outreach, case coordination, prescription drug benefits, energy assistance, low income housing, furniture, food, the Senior Companion Program, the Senior Peer Counseling Program, Adult Day Care, Family Caregiver Support Program, as well as other services.
The local Senior and Disability Services office is the primary agency for the licensing and monitoring of adult foster homes in Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties. Senior and Disability Services is the appointed agency for investigating allegations of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation of people with disabilities 18-64 years of age and seniors 65 and older through our Adult Protective Services program.
Senior and Disability Services has a mission to provide leadership and services for seniors and people with disabilities to enhance their independence, dignity, choice, and individual well being.
Their office is located at 1400 Queen Ave. S.E. Their phone number is 541-967-8630.