Expanded In-home Services for the Elderly Program (EISEP) assists older adults who need minimal assistance with housekeeping and/or personal care and non-institutional respite services through various social adult day programs. EISEP services are intended for long term, non-medical situations. EISEP also matches each client with a case manager who helps determine what help is needed and provides on-going guidance to the client and family.
Housekeeping services may include light housekeeping, laundry and/or meal preparation.
Personal care may include bathing, dressing, grooming and/or ambulating.
Non-institutional respite care is offered through subcontracts with five social adult day programs throughout the County.
Case management includes an in-home assessment, links to appropriate services and monitoring of services. Catholic Family provides case management services directly and also contracts with the following agencies for case management services:
- Urban League of Rochester
- Jewish Family Service
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: You must be a Monroe county resident, at least 60 years of age and need assistance with activities of daily living. If you are eligible to receive similar services under Medicare, Medicaid or any other government program, you are not eligible for EISEP.
FEES: There may be a modest fee for the home care and/or respite services, depending on your monthly income. The case management portion of the program is provided free of charge but donations are accepted.
PROGRAM LOCATIONS: This is a home-based program.
INTAKE PROCESS: Call (585) 262-7060 for an appointment. Basic information is taken over the phone and a case manager is assigned to conduct an assessment in the home and develop a care plan. Services are then arranged based on the care plan.
- EISEP is offered in every county in New York State. Consult the State Office for the Aging website for contacts in other counties.
- NYS Senior Citizens' Hot Line
- Nationwide ElderCare Locator
- Greater Rochester Area Partnership to the Elderly
Potential clients must have at least one unmet activity of daily living (ADL) and two unmet instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) to qualify.
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