Home Delivered Meal Program
Older persons who are physically unable to attend the local senior center can receive the meals in their own home. For many homebound seniors, the home-delivered meal program is vital to their continued independence.
Using the Senior Center as a base of operations, we are able to deliver meals to frail older persons living in Callaway County. Each meal meets one-third of the daily nutrition requirements of the recipient. All meals are packed in re-heatable, disposable containers. Meals might be delivered by volunteers, paid staff, or picked up at the Senior Center by caring friends or family.
To start home-delivered service, contact The Callaway Senior Center . A representative from the Senior Center will visit the potential recipient to determine eligibility and explain the program in greater detail.
Congregate Meal Program
Our Congregate Meal Program offers a delicious, well-balanced meal designed to meet the nutritional needs and expectations of senior age 60 and over and their spouse regardless of age. All meals meet one-third of the recommended daily allowance for individuals age 60 and over. The meal is serve Monday-Friday 11:00am-12:30pm. There is a suggested contribution of $3.50 for the meal. No eligible person is denied a meal if unable to contribute.
Care Coordination Program
Some families are facing complex situations that require more attention and guidance than a phone call or Internet contact can provide. In our mobile society, family members often live great distances from one another. Children often do not know what services are available in the town where their mom or dad lives. Care Coordination services can be an invaluable resource in maintaining the independence of their loved one.
The Care Coordinator will visit the older person in his or her home to make an assessment of the person’s needs. The Care Coordinator draws up a plan of action which specifies needed services and how to obtain them. The Care Coordinator can detail the cost of each service and determine whether the person might be eligible for any public financial assistance in paying for those services.
The types of services that might be included in a typical service plan include:
• Home-delivered meals
• Respite care
• Personal care
• Legal services
• Homemaker assistance
• Applying for public benefits
• Making referrals to other agencies
If requested, the Care Coordinator helps the person or their family arrange for needed services. The Care Coordinator does not recommend specific service providers or agencies. It is our philosophy that the client has the right to decide which services they want and from whom.
Finally, the Care Coordinator makes regular visits to their clients to make sure that the plan of action is working and is satisfactory to the client.