Services for Individuals with Physical Disabilities and Adults 60+
The following includes service available for persons with physical disabilities and individuals over 60 who are residents of Sedgwick County. Contact the Resource Center at 855-200-2372 for more information about these services.
Services for Individuals with Physical Disabilities
Occupational and physical therapy services prescribed by a doctor but not covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
Posture seating assessments, design, fabrication and repair of wheelchairs for persons with severe disabilities.
Provides financial assistance for prescriptions to assist low-income uninsured or under-insured persons, age 0-59 years of age, living or working within Sedgwick County who have a documented disability.
Adult day care services, including restorative therapy, classes and activities.
This program works with persons under 60 who are blind or visually impaired with rehab services including: occupational and physical therapy, orientation and mobility, counseling, assisted technology and adaptive equipment.
Persons with disabilities are provided assistance with dental services.
Home delivered meals to home bound individuals with a physical disability.
Adult Care Connection Program provides information, referral and care consultation helpline case management services to family caregivers caring for an older adult 60 and over in Sedgwick County.
This program works with pharmacies to obtain the best possible price on medication and provide a voucher to the senior. They also purchase diabetic supplies, provides access to vision services, pay Medicare Part D co-pays, and assists with enrollment of eligible older adult in PDP assistance programs to obtain medication for chronic conditions. Cairn assists seniors with up to $180 for emergent prescriptions each year.
Assistance with purchasing eye glasses for adults 60+ (services are available now, please call).
This program provides adults age 60 and older and their caregivers an adult day care service that not only provides respite for the caregiver but also activities of daily living, mobility, medication management, nutrition, arts and recreation, community integration, case management services and transportation to and from the facility.
This program works with adults 60 years and older who are blind or visually impaired with rehab services including: occupational and physical therapy, orientation and mobility, counseling, assisted technology and adaptive equipment.
Health screenings, health education, referrals and vouchers for prescription medications are made available through this program to low income older individuals who are 60 and over and residing in Wichita and Sedgwick County. Health education and screening services include: routine blood pressure, blood sugar and weight checks, health and nutrition assessment, and health education presentations.
Assistance with purchasing hearing aids for adults 60+ (services are available now, please call).
The Protective Legal Services for Elders program combines prevention efforts with legal action to respond to financial exploitation of elders. The prevention efforts include helping seniors designate an appropriate person to service as their Power of Attorney for financial matters or health care.
This program enables seniors 60 years of age and older, who are living in poverty, to assist frail individuals over age 60, who are vulnerable to losing their independence due to physical or mental disabilities. The Senior Companion will assist with daily activities such as meal preparation, grocery shopping, medication reminders, transportation to medical appointments, attending social activities, companionship, and respite care for the families of clients.
Sedgwick County Department on Aging - Critical Assistance Program
Provides assistance to address gaps in services for critical needs related to safety and health risks. This program serves adults age 55 and older.
Sedgwick County Department on Aging - General Rural Transportation Services
Provides general public transportation in the Sedgwick County area for older adults, persons with disabilities and the general public in the rural areas. This program serves the following communities: Andale, Bel Aire, Bentley, Cheney, Clearwater, Colwich, Derby, Furley, Garden Plain, Goddard, Haysville, Kechi, Maize, Mount Hope, Mulvane, Park City, Peck, City of Sedgwick, Valley Center and Viola to bring residents to the City of Wichita or neighboring communities within Sedgwick County.
Sedgwick County Department on Aging - In Home Safety Assessments
The in-home safety assessment addresses fall risks and other safety issues in the home with a room-by-room walk through.
Sedgwick County Department on Aging - Mental Health Counseling for Older Adults
Short term in-home or in office counseling to address personal concerns that may be impacting mental wellness.
Sedgwick County Department on Aging - Minor Home Repair/Home Modifications Program
Assistance with minor repairs that will improve access and safety in the home (ex. grab bars, ramps...).
Sedgwick County Department on Aging - Short Term Care Coordination Services
Short term case management for older adults with multiple, immediate needs.
Sedgwick County Department on Aging - RSVP Volunteer Program
Assisting adults 55+ to find meaningful volunteer opportunities with non-profit or government agencies in Sedgwick County that meet their interests and utilize their talents.
Sedgwick County Department on Aging - Rural Home Delivered Meal Program
Home delivered meals for anyone 60+ who is in the Sedgwick County rural area and homebound. The program is able to tailor meals for those with specialized nutritional needs.
Meals on Wheels provides a hot, noon meal five days a week (seven days a week for the most frail) to homebound individuals age 60 and older in the Wichita area.
Grocery shopping and delivery service for homebound individuals age 60 and older.
Senior Employment helps workers age 55 and older find paid employment in business and in-home placements. Tailored specifically to older people, it is a valuable resource for older adults and for employers seeking mature workers and the skills and experience they bring with them.
This program delivers commodity food to eligible older adults age 60 and over. It assists those that lack transportation to pick up their own commodities and others who are unable to buy food; either temporarily or on a permanent basis.
For information on these and other available service please contact the Resource Center at 855-200-2372 or visit www.cpaaa.org.