In-Home Care Services

All In-Home Care programs are overseen by Registered Nurses and licensed social workers.  All Homemaker Aids are professionally trained and background checked, and have CPR/First Aid Certifications.

 

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 Lighthouse Program, available in each county, is funded entirely by state monies and provides support in four areas: personal care, mobility, nutrition and housekeeping.

 

An individual may receive up to sixty hours of service per month, based on a client assessment and resources available.

 

Requirements to participate in this program:

  • Must be at least 60 years of age

  • Meet Functional eligibility

  • Sliding Scale Fee

 See Lighthouse Policy and Procedures Manual for more detailed information.

 

 

VA in-home care

Provided in coordination and at the direction of VA Medical Center , under the supervision of the Berkeley Senior Services Registered Nurse.

Medicaid Waiver Homemaker Services

The West Virginia Medicaid Aged and Disabled Waiver (ADW) program is an in-home care program that is an alternative to nursing home care. The Program provides in-home assistance with activities of daily living and other areas of personal need. Homemaker staff comes to your home to assist with your personal needs. This means that you have the similar types of needs as someone in a nursing home but it does not mean that you must go into a nursing home. You are provided with a Case Manager, Homemaker Registered Nurse and a Homemaker.

 

  • Homemaker RN will complete assessments of the ADW member at regular intervals to ensure that the member’s plan of care is meeting his/her needs by the Homemaker.

 

  • Homemaker will assist you with bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, fixing your meals or other personal care needs.

 

Eligibility requirements are as follows :

 

  • The individual must be 18 years of age and older

 

  • The individual must be a resident of West Virginia

 

  • The individual must be assessed by a medical professional and that individual is determined to have five (5) or more deficits of their Activities of Daily Living on the Pre-Admission Screening Form i.e. PAS-2000

 

  • The Individual must be assessed by an Economic Services Worker at the county Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) offices; individual assets cannot exceed $2,000 and gross monthly income cannot exceed $2,022 (effective January 2009) per month

 

 

Medicaid personal care

Services provided in Personal Care include assistance with:

 

  • Personal Hygiene

  • Dressing

  • Feeding

  • Nutrition

  • Environmental Support (Light Housekeeping)

  • Health-Related Tasks

 

The Medicaid Personal Care Program includes hands-on, in-home services provided to those who are medically and financially eligible. A medical assessment is completed by a physician, assets can be no greater than $2,000 and income can be no greater than $674 per month.

Case Management

The Case Management Department at Berkeley Senior Services evaluates, social, environmental service and support needs of clients.  He/She develops an individualized Service Coordination Plan (SCP) detailing all services to be provided. 

 

The Case Manager will assess and identify your needs, help you plan for your care and advocates for and connects you with services or resources in the community.

 

He/She coordinates the delivery of care, eliminates fragmentation of services and assures appropriate use of resources.  He/She proactively identifies problems and coordinates services that provide appropriate high quality care to meet the individualized and often complex needs of the client.

For more information or questions about eligibility for any of our In-Home Care programs,

please call 304-596-5514

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