Professional Assistance – Eight-County Area
Senior Care Options (SCO) evaluates the long-term care needs of persons over age 65 who are seeking Medicaid coverage for nursing home placement. When appropriate, provides counseling regarding home care options.
Home and Community Based Waiver Services are state funded services for Medicaid eligible individuals, age 65 or above who choose to receive home or community-based services rather than enter a nursing facility.
Care Management Services provide professional assistance in assessing needs, planning and coordinating home care for individuals age 60 and older. It helps vulnerable elderly people remain in their homes. Care planning services begin with a comprehensive assessment of the elderly person's needs, abilities, circumstances and support. From the assessment, a detailed plan for home care is developed. With the elderly person's permission and participation, an Aging Partners counselor arranges and coordinates the delivery of various in-home services. The elderly person's needs and care plan are reviewed regularly. Adjustments are made, as necessary, to maintain his or her safety and quality of life at home on a long-term basis.
What is a Long-Term Care Ombudsman?
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program was established under federal mandate through the Older American's Act. Aging Partners has a local program that serves all eight counties in their area. An Ombudsman is an advocate for the rights and well
being of nursing home and assisted living residents.
What services are available through the Local Ombudsman Program?
- Education: to inform residents, families, facility staff and others on a variety
of issues related to aging, long-term care and residents' rights.
- Information and Referral - to empower individuals to resolve concerns and complaints on their own behalf.
- Consultation: to make recommendations for protecting the rights of residents and improving their care and quality of life.
- Individual Advocacy: to facilitate the resolution of concerns and complaints and to protect the rights of residents.
- Systems Advocacy: to identify significant concerns and problematic trends
and to advocate for systemic changes that will benefit current and future residents of long-term care facilities.
Who can contact the Local Ombudsman Program?
Anyone can contact the Local Ombudsman Program to discuss or seek assistance in resolving a problem, concern, or issue impacting one or more residents of a long-term care facility or assisted living community. This includes residents, friends, family members, facility staff, and others. Please keep in mind that as the resident advocate, ombudsmen always seek to resolve concerns to the satisfaction of the resident. Contact Tami Barrett at 402-441-7070 or toll-free at 1-800-247-0938.
Care At Home
Lifeline Emergency Response - Lincoln's program provides 24-hour access to assistance in the event of a medical emergency. Just press a button that activates a unit attached to the phone.
Resident Services - This program provides service coordination and supportive services to
maintain the independence of residents of Burke Plaza, Mahoney Manor
and Crossroads House.
View the Community Home Health Care
View the Who Will Pay For In-Home Services.
Assisted Living Facilities
View the listings of License Assisted Living Facilities.
View the listing of Nursing Facilities.
Transition from a Nursing Facility to Home
- Do you or someone you know live in a nursing facility?
- Do you want to live life on your own terms?
- Do you want to know what services are available to you in your community?
Aging Partners can provide information and are trained to help you with decisions
about the care and support you may need. Aging Partners supports individuals in
their goal to return to their own home from a nursing facility. We will work closely
with the nursing facility to assess your needs and set-up services specifically
designed to meet those needs.
For more information call 402-441-7070 or 1-800-247-0938.
The Harvest Project is a special outreach and community organization project designed to bring together aging, mental health and substance abuse services. A program made possible by the Community Health Endowment.