XARSC HOMEMAKER PROGRAM
One of the goals of the Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center Homemaker Program is to help the aging remain in their own homes for as long as possible. Our Homemaker Program helps support this goal through an informal, friendly program that assists the aging with light housekeeping, including:
Services are tailored to meet the needs of the individual. The Services can be provided on a regular basis or for a specific instance or timeframe, e.g., recovering from surgery. Homemakers in the program are expected to be courteous and kind to their clients. They are trained to work effectively, communicate patiently and recognize their special needs and support them with the care and respect they deserve. The Homemaker Coordinator visits every potential homemaker client at their home to review a homemaker plan. Aside from client satisfaction surveys, the Coordinator also completes follow up in-home visits to evaluate the Homemakers performance/behavior. For more information call XARSC Homemaker CoordinatorTEGUIN HAYSLIP at 937-376-4353.
Supportive Services Manager: 376-4353
PUBLIC BENEFIT PROGRAMS/ELIGIBILITY INFO
HEAP: For seniors 60 and older
XARSC has the applications available to complete. HEAP is a federally funded heating assistance program. 937-376-4353 for more info.
MEDICARE SAVINGS PROGRAMS (MSP)
Call the local Greene County Department of Job and Family Services for a MEDICARE SAVINGS PROGRAM application 937-562-6000 Here are the maximun income and resource info for the 2 MEDICARE SAVINGS PROGRAMS:
QUALIFIED MEDICARE BENEFICIARY PROGRAM (QMB)
$1,235 MONTH or less with resources less than $9,090.
A married couple:
$1,663 month or less with resources less than $13,630.
SPECIFIED LOW INCOME MEDICARE BENEFICIARY PROGRAM (SLMB)
$1,478 MONTH or less with resources less than $9,090.
A married couple:
$1,992 MONTH or less with resources less than $13,360.
AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM:
Provides up to a $30 per month discount on a households internet/broadband services.
A 1 person hshld can make $2,430 month or less
A 2 peson hshld can make $3,287 month or less.
A 3 person hshld can make $4,143 month or less
Contact ACP at 877-384-2575 or go to their webiste
ACPBenefit.org to apply.
HELPFUL PUBLIC BENEFIT INFORMATION
Transportation Manager: 376-4353
ARSC SUPPORTIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:
The Supportive Services Department of The Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center provides services to area homebound seniors who need linkage to services appropriate for their needs. The target population is the aging who lack a sufficient support system, those who may be isolated/more frail, and have the greatest need for services. The Manager receives and responds to referrals from the community, such as hospitals, home care agencies, churches, concerned neighbors, families of a senior and even seniors themselves. In-home assessments are completed and we will link the client to the available resources in the community. Support Services Include:
Teguin Hayslip: Homemaker Services Coordinator/Supervisor; 376-4353
XARSC TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT
The XARSC Transportation The Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center has had a transportation program since 1982. The purpose of the program is to provide transportation to the aging and disabled in Greene County and to assist individuals so they may live independently in their own homes for as long as possible.
ABOUT THE DRIVERS: All drivers are trained and certified. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), the Area Agency on Aging, and the senior center provide training in transporting aging and disabled passengers. Drivers must receive Defensive Drive training. Other training requirements include DRIVE training, Sensitivity to Aging training, CPR and First Aid training, and Blood Borne Pathogen training. Drivers are committed to providing kind, courteous service and to transporting clients safely to their destination. ABOUT OUR VEHICLES: The Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center has 20 wheelchair equipped vans. The vans vary in size, there are small vans that seat only a few people and there are large vans that seat up to 16 individuals. Some of the vans are several years old and a couple are only one or two years old!
WHAT DOES THE CENTER TRANSPORTATION OFFER?
Individuals age 50 and above may request local transportation (Xenia to Xenia) with a $4.00 donation each way. This can include rides to non medical appointments such as shopping, hair appointments, medical appointments, visits to the center, etc. Our Area Agency on Aging funded MEDICAL transportation is for seniors 60 and older and MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS ONLY. Seniors must qualify for the funding and be registered by an XARSC Staff member. (Other individuals may be referred through other agency contracts) Several weeks notice is needed for Medical out of town transportation due to high demand for the service. Donations for the medical transportation by the senior center allow us to continue to provide transportation services to those in need, as well as many other services/activities provided by the Center. Your donations are tax deductible and help us help others. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!