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Ritchie County Integrated Family Services Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Family Services, Human Services

Mission: The organization functions as a senior citizens center supported by federal, state and local grants and donations to provide nutrition programs, transportation, and adult day care in home.

Programs: Legislative initiative for the elderly life program-home delivered meals a healthful meal, usually lunch - is delivered to the home of an eligible homebound individual. Assisted transportation assistance for those who have difficulties using regular vehicular transportation. Caregiver support helping caregivers access information and assistance, formation of support groups, and respite services for caregivers.

title iii c 2 - home delivered nutrition services - title c2 authorizes meal provision and related nutrition services to older individuals that are homebound. Home delivered meals are often the first in-home service that an older adult receives and the program is a primary access point for the other home and community based services. Besides meals, services include nutrition screening and education and nutritions assessment and counseling as appropriate. Home delivered meals also represent an essential service for many seniors, by helping them to maintain their own health and well being. Services are available to individuals who are age 60 or over and homebound and the spouse of an older individual regardless of age.

lighthouse - lighthouse is designed to assist those seniors who have functional needs in their homes, but whose income or assets disqualify them for medicaid services. The highthouse program is funded entirely by state monies and provides support in four areas personal care, mobility, nutrition, and housekeeping.

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