Utah Area Agency on Aging.
Providing the elderly and senior citizens in Utah with assistance is done by Agency on Aging locations. The centers were created to provide help and information to caregivers, older adults, and seniors. Individuals can call or stop by an Area Agency on Aging office to get assistance and access to services in their community.
The state of Utah and federal government Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) helps people over 55 get a job, training, and offers employment assistance. As part of this program, job search resources are offered. These activities were designed to assist seniors and the elderly in the community and help them search for jobs openings where the requirements are consistent with their skills and knowledge. When the right fit is found at a company in Utah, the senior will be placed into employment positions where the employer agrees to provide the individual with the training necessary for the position as part of their contract.
Other services offered as part of the Agency on Aging Senior Community Service Employment Program include resume development, which can help teach elderly and senior job seekers how to write resumes that accurately describe their experience, knowledge, and skills. Skill Assessment will take place as well, and this is the completion of an employment assessment that will assist clients with identifying their skills and barriers to employment. Work with a case manager in the formation of an individualized Employment Plans.
The Health Promotion Program in Utah teaches seniors and the elderly how to become physically fit and prevent illness by good nutrition, improving their lifestyle, proper prescription medication use, and more.
Some basic medical and health care is provided as part of Health Promotion Program. A extensive array of services are offered, including skin cancer, podiatry, glaucoma and hearing screening, monthly blood pressure/blood sugar clinics, and check ups. If further treatment is needed for the senior, referrals are made to health care professionals, specialists, and hospitals if needed.
Your Agency on Aging center is a leading place to turn to for information and referrals. Get information on programs such as Medicare, health care billing issues, prescription drug, and nutrition.
Alternatives Program is a resource created in order to help persons remain living in their own home for as long as possible. If these resources were not made available by the agency of aging offices, then seniors who have health, functional, or mobility limitations would not be able to continue to live in their current environment. Clients will meet with a case manager for a comprehensive assessment. A registered nurse may also provide support to identify service needs.
Ongoing support is provided as part of the Alternative program. The case manager will develop a plan that will ideally allow the individual to maintain living at home. Other components include home chores, such as minor home repair and maintenance necessary to protect the safety and health of the individual. This also includes services such as minor plumbing repairs such as unclogging a drain, clearing trash out of a yard, or replacing locks. Homemaker services can help with supplemental homemaking activities, and assistance with personal care needs.
Legal Services are offered for older adults in Utah. The fact is that many older people, elderly, and senior citizens experience problems that threaten their security, autonomy, dignity, health, income, and other rights. Quality legal aid can often remedy these issues. Free or low cost legal assistance and counseling is available to persons in Utah 60 years of age and older. All of the Area Agencies on Aging offices worked together and partner with lawyers to offer these legal services across Utah.
Legal education, including classes and workshops, are coordinated. Topics covered include end of life planning, avoiding scams and financial exploitation, consumer rights, foreclosure prevention, basics of estate planning, housing options, grandparent rights, basics of government benefits, and finding legal help.
Seniors receiving proper nutrition and food is key. In order to help contribute to good health and reduce any medical problems associated with lack of proper food, a nutrition program has become a central part of the Utah Aging on aging programs.
Qualified older adults and seniors can access an array of nutrition services, including assessment. This includes therapeutic meals and food supplements as needed. Nutrition education services are offered to the elderly, including meal services at senior centers. Free or low cost home delivered meals may also be provided to the homebound.
Congregate Meals are offered to people age 60 and older at a variety of nutrition sites and senior centers that are conveniently located near people with a need. Also keep in mind that so called shelf stable meals or frozen food items are distributed to participants for use at home during severe weather that Utah is known for.
Meals on Wheels is coordinated with local churches, non-profits, and aging sites. Senior citizens can qualify for this assistance program as a result of a frailty or permanent disability, or a temporary situation such as recent discharge from a hospital. The meals are home delivered in order to make it possible for homebound persons to maintain adequate nutrition. The Area on Aging Agencies in Utah either contract with other public or private agencies to administer the program, or they may provide services directly to older persons.
Transportation assistance is sometimes available in order to provide rides for individuals 60 years of age and older who have no other options or available means of transportation to essential services. This is more of an emergency program. Arrangements can be made for transportation to a pharmacy to obtain prescriptions, rides to doctors' and dentists' appointments, or receive transportation to complete important personal business needs, such as applying for Medicare, Social Security, or Legal Services.
Locations of Utah aging centers
Bear River Area Agency on Aging of Box Elder, Cache, and Rich County.
170 North Main
Logan, Utah 84321
Main phone: 435-752-7242
Davis County Health Department, Family Health and Senior Services Division
22 South State Street
Clearfield UT 84015
Five-County Area Agency on Aging is for the counties of Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington.
1070 West 1600 South, Bldg. B
St. George, Utah 84770
Mountainland Department of Aging and Family Services.
586 East 800 North
Orem, UT 84097-4146
Summit, Utah, and Wasatch County.
Salt Lake County Aging Services
Location is 2001 South State, #S1500
Salt Lake City, Utah 84190-2300
San Juan County Area Agency on Aging
117 South Main (P. O. Box 9)
Monticello, UT 84535-0009
Six-County Area Agency on Aging of Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne County
250 North Main
Richfield, UT 84701
Southeastern Utah AAA. Call this center if you live in Carbon, Emery, or Grand.
Main address is 375 South Carbon Avenue
Price, Utah 84501
435-637-4268 or 5444
Tooele County Division of Aging and Adult Services
59 East Vine Street
Tooele, UT 84074
Uintah Basin Area Agency on Aging for Daggett and Duchesne County.
Address is 330 East 100 South
Roosevelt, UT 84066
Council on Aging - Golden Age Center – (Uintah County PSA)
330 South Aggie Blvd.
Vernal, UT 84078
Morgan and Weber Area Agency on Aging
237 26th Street, Suite 320
Ogden, Utah 84401
Phone number: 801-625-3770