Through federal, state and county funding the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging supports Bucks County’s older residents (age 60+) through programs and services that help them stay connected to the community and remain in their homes as long as possible.
For clients of adult day centers, assisted care and nursing facilities the Agency advocates for their rights and quality of service.
Also, for all adults (age 18+) at of physical and verbal abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, and abandonment the Agency accepts confidential reports of need.
Some of the Agency’s programs and services include: information and referral to answer questions and identify community resources; health and wellness promotion to support older adults in making lifestyle changes to support overall health; community education and outreach; annual Senior Games; providing daily congregate and home delivered meal; nutrition education; support of a robust senior center network; connecting volunteers and opportunities; APPRISE (counseling on Medicare and related health insurance); Ombudsman (looks into reported concerns about services at adult day, assisted living and nursing care facilities); shared ride transportation subsidy; employment referral; legal counseling; and Long-Term Care.
Long-Term Care services include: determining a person’s eligibility for adult day care, in-home care or nursing facility services; assisting in the development of care plans; coordinating in-home care services; and arranging for financial assistance for eligible consumers in need of adult day care, personal care tasks, adaptive equipment or home modifications.
Consumers with the greatest needs and fewest resources are the Agency’s highest priority
Through its Protective Services function the Agency accepts confidential reports of need for all adult victims of abuse, neglect, exploitation and abandonment.
Calls are received for adult victims 24 hours a day at 1-800-243-3767.
PHOTO CAP: Bucks County Area Agency on Aging’s Director, Kathy M. Bennett, outside of their location in Doylestown