Elder Services of Okaloosa County is the designated Lead Agency for the Community Care for the Elderly (CCE) Program in Okaloosa County. The CCE program was created by the Florida Legislature to assist functionally impaired elderly persons to live dignified and reasonably independent lives in their own homes, or in the homes of relatives or caregivers. The program provides continuum of care through the development, expansion, reorganization and coordination of multiple community-based services to assist elder individuals to remain in the least restrictive environment suitable to their needs.
The primary goal of the community care service system is to prevent unnecessary institutionalization of functionally impaired and frail elderly persons by providing community based services.
Other Support Services May Include:
Shopping assistance for
groceries, medications etc.
Escort services to and from
health care providers
Personal care shampooing,
Bathing & Grooming Assistance
Light Home making, Dusting,
Vacuuming & Meal Prep
In addition to the CCE Program, Elder Services of Okaloosa County also operates the Alzheimer's Disease Initiative (ADI) Program which was in response to the Legislature's recognition of the alarmingly high percentage of individuals affected by Alzheimer's Disease and other related memory disorders.
The nature of the ADI program is such that the impact on the caregivers is as great as the impact on the person with the disease. The caregiver plays a key role in the prevention of premature institutionalization of the individual. Thus, caregivers need services to assist them in the continuation of care.
WHAT WE DO FOR ADI
Medical Supply Assistance
To determine eligibility for the programs listed above, contact the Northwest Florida Area Agency on aging at (866) 531-8011.