The Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department offers a broad spectrum of supportive services to assist individuals in their homes.
The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program provides assistance, information and support to grandparents age 55 years or older who are raising grandchildren age 18 years of age or younger. Trainings and educational workshops are provided to inform clients of available services and options that are available to them.
The Coordinated Point of Entry (CPoE)/Senior Information Services (SIS) Program provides information regarding services available for people 60 years of age and over. Information may be given over the phone or in a home visit by the Senior Service Representative. Assistance includes, but is not limited to:
Answering questions about local, state and federal government benefits such as:
- Pharmaceutical Assistance
- Circuit Breaker
- Reduced rate on vehicle license
- Energy Assistance
- Weatherization Public Aid
- Social Security (SSI)
- Power of Attorney
- Living Will
- Help filling out forms
- S.H.I.P. (Senior Health Insurance Program)
Community programs and services including:
- Property Tax/Homestead Exemption
- Food Pantries
- Personal Supplies
- Nutrition Programs
- Senior Center Activities
- Lion's Club (hearing aids and glasses)
- Home Health Care
- Case Management
- Circuit Breaker sign up service
The Respite Program provides a caregiver with relief from the stresses and responsiblities of constant care of a functionally impaired older person through the provision of a caretaker for the impaired older person.
The Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) provides accurate and objective counseling, assistance and advocacy related to Medicare, private health insurance and related health coverage plans.
The Outreach Services program works to provide Ford County residents who are 60 years of age or over with information and referrals to community programs and services that are available. The outreach worker provides services in a variety of ways including door to door canvassing, telephone assistance and public presentations and workshops.
The Money Management program trains and supervises community volunteers to assist low income senior citizens who need help managing their finances.
The Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department responds to, investigates and provides services to persons age 60 years of age or older who live in the community and who are reported to be victims of abuse, neglect and/or financial exploitation.
The goal of the Case Coordination/Case Management program is to assist persons age 60 years of age or older in determining eligiblity for programs and to link them to services that will help them remain in their home for as long as possible.
The Caregiver Advisory program works to provide information, assistance and support to caregivers who care for individuals 60 years of age or older. The Caregiver Advisor will work with the caregiver to identify specific needs of the family, schedule home visits and inform clients of available services and options. A Caregiver Support group is also hosted by the agency. Periodic Caregiver educational workshops and trainings are also sponsored by the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department. The Caregiver Advisor will assist the caregiver to obtain respite services during the support group meetings and trainings.