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Description of Council On Aging of Elkhart County
The Council on Aging is committed to enhancing quality of life and dignity for older adults in Elkhart County by supporting them and their families "“ offering direct services, service referral, choices and guidance for smooth transitions associated with aging.
The Council on Aging was formed in the early 1960's to provide information and referral services for older adults in Elkhart County. Today, the Council has grown from being a volunteer run organization offering a single service, to become an integral part of the Elkhart County Communities providing services to help older adults remain in their homes.
Are designed to help those who are no longer able to perform tasks to maintain a healthy living environment, but are able to continue living at home.
Staff assist clients with light homemaking tasks such as vacuuming, dusting, cleaning the bath, washing indoor windows, light meal preparation, and a variety of other tasks.
Staff assist clients with bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, nail care, medication reminders, and other personal care tasks.
Staff offer families relief from the demands of keeping an ill older adult at home. Workers relieve family to allow time to take care of their own needs without stress and worry. The respite worker provides important socialization and companionship to the adult at home.