Senior Support Services
Direct Support Services
Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program (EISEP)
EISEP is a non-medical service program for elderly citizens. Persons aged 60 and over who do not qualify for Medicaid, who are in need of assistance with activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, shopping, meal preparation, money management or taking medication) and who meet standard assessment requirements, are eligible. Services are provided to make the home environment safer for the older person in need, and may include a personal emergency response system. All EISEP services are under the supervision of a Case Manager who assesses the needs of each potential participant during a home visit, develops a service plan, arranges for services, monitors the delivery of the services and evaluates the effectiveness of the services. Costs are shared between the State, County and program participant. The participant cost is determined by his/her income level, and is on a sliding scale fee. Individuals whose income fall below a level set by the State do not share in the cost of their service. For further information and referral to this program, call the Orange County NY Connects at 615-3710.
A contractual elder law attorney provides legal service to Orange County residents aged 60 and over. Service is limited to assistance with legal issues such as landlord/tenant disputes, consumer affairs, simple wills, health care proxy and power of attorney. Contact the Orange County NY Connects at 615-3710 to request Legal Assistance.
Free tax return preparation and assistance by IRS-certified volunteers to older adults with simple tax situations. Services cover New York State and Federal returns. Call 615-3700 during the last week in January for an appointment at a nearby Tax Aide site.
Indirect Support Services
Examples of benefits and programs that the Office does not provide directly but that staff can link eligible people to are as follows:
In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and New York State Executive Order, no persons will be denied services for access to service based upon race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or handicapping condition.
Many of the services discussed in this brochure are funded in part by the Administration on Aging, New York State Office for the Aging and the County of Orange. There is a suggested contribution for each service provided by the Office for the Aging. Funds are used to expand the program.