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Senior Services


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MFCS' Senior Services programs offer a wide array of services designed to support aging seniors in their efforts to live independently in their own homes, improving their ability to function and avoiding costly placement in long term care facilities.

 

Who is Eligible:

Persons 60 years of age and older.  Additional eligibility requirements vary by program depending upon household income, level of functioning, and/or medical diagnosis (e.g., Alzheimers).  

 

Services Available:

  • In-Home Respite Care for Patients
  • Homemaker Services
  • Personal Care Services
  • Nutrition Education
  • Congregate Meals
  • Transportation to Congregate Meal Sites
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Telephone Reassurance
  • Emergency Alert Response
  • Information and Referral

 

Fees:

Case managed clients may be assessed a co-payment based upon ability to pay.

 

Funding:

Services are supported through a variety of state and federal sources including the Older American's Act (OAA), Community Care for the Elderly (CCE), Home Care for the Elderly (CCE), and Alzheimer's Disease Initiative (ADI) administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Florida Department of Elder Affairs, and Area Agency on Aging (Elder Options).

 


Contact Information: 

 

For more information about services or to schedule an appointment call 352-796-1426.

 

Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm.

 

Locations:  Hernando, Sumter and Lake counties.

 

Volunteer Opportunities:

If you are interested in volunteering with MFCS' Senior Services Department, please contact:

  • Hernando/Sumter:   (352) 793-6111
  • Lake:   (352) 326-3540

 

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Success Stories
The client needed immediate help ...

Ms. Christine is a 64 year old white female living alone that came in as an APS early January. She was referred to MFCS due to self-neglect. She was not unable to complete most of her ADL's or IADL's due to her health conditions and mobility issues. Client needed immediate help cleaning her home that had been neglected due to her mobility problems. She had trash all over the living room, dirty dishes on the kitchen counter, sink and table. Client was also unable to take baths without help. Client was very hesitant about having us there because she was embarrassed of her living situation and was angry at the person who reported her. She appeared to be depressed and not happy with her living situation. MFCS immediately put HMK and PC services in place for client. By the 30 day follow up visit; CM noticed a change in appearance and attitude. Client was very grateful and appreciative of the services. MFCS helped client build up her self-esteem, live with dignity and prevented nursing home placement.