Community Care for the Elderly

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Community Care for the Elderly picture - Elder man and womanThe Community Care for the Elderly (CCE) Program provides support services in the home to frail, functionally impaired residents age 60 and older, enabling them to remain in the community and "age in place" rather than face nursing home placement. While the eligibility guidelines begin at 60, the average client we serve is in his or her late 70s.

Who should be referred?
Our first commitment is to the frail elderly; those who without in-home help are at risk of nursing home placement. Caregivers seeking relief from the stress and demands associated with daily care of an elderly relative are eligible to receive services. Community Care for the Elderly is mandated by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs to accept all referrals from the Florida Department of Children and Families Adult Protective Services and from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs CARES (Comprehensive Assessment and Review of Long Term Care Services) Program.

Services provided include:
Case Management - A case manager is assigned to every client to assess the problems that the individual is experiencing and determine what services can best resolve those problems.

Support services - Adult day care, bathing and personal care, caregiver subsidy, emergency alert response system, emergency respite, facility-based respite, homemaking, in-home respite, nutrition and activities.

Funding is made available through Senior Choices of SW Florida, State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs, the Collier County Board of County Commissioners and client contributions. Clients are assessed co-payments based on a sliding scale.