The Rogue Valley Council of Governments Senior and Disability Services (RVCOG SDS) is the gateway for anyone to access information and services that will help people who:
- Are seniors or adults with disabilities.
- Are family caregivers of seniors and people with disabilities.
- Have parents, grandparents or other family members who are aging or have disabilities.
- Have a neighbor or a friend who is aging or with disabilities.RVCOG is the designated Older Americans Act Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for Jackson and Josephine Counties. The AAA partners with the State Medicaid Long-Term Care and Financial Assistance programs which are directly provided by District 8 Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) at three sites in Jackson and Josephine Counties.SDS staff provide one-on-one consultation about a broad array of private and public-funded services that are either directly provided through or funded by RVCOG SDS, including
- Healthy Aging–Services that lead people to improve or maintain 30 health.
- Living Well – A six-week workshop provides personal skill building to improve the quality of life for those with chronic disease, diabetes, or pain.
- Food & Friends – Nutritious meals served at meal sites across the two-county area or delivered to homebound individuals.
- PEARLS – Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives for Seniors provides in-home counseling for adults age 55 years and older and people with disabilities who are experiencing depression.
- REACH OUT – A program serving older adults and people with disabilities who are experiencing behavioral health challenges. Provides assessments and connection to regional resources.
- Community Living – A range of home and community-based residential care and service options for those needing help with activities of daily living, including options for financial assistance.
- Options Counseling – This supportive, proactive and interactive counseling service helps people and their families make informed decisions about meeting current and future long-term care needs. Contact Carol Terry at 541-471-2863.
- Legal Assistance/Guardianship – Legal aid and protection for individuals 60 and older through contracted agencies.
- Respite Care for Family Caregivers –RVCOG provides a grant which can be used to give a brief period of rest and relief for family members, guardians or others who are caregivers. *Contact Adult Foster Home Licensing – ADRC for more information at 541-618-7572.
Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC)
- Information and assistance via phone 541-618-7572 or website- adrcoforegon.org, including Options Counseling, to assist individuals and family members to think through choices.
- Safety & Rights – Tools to protect people as they age and people with disabilities from harm, abuse, or catastrophe.
- Disaster Registry – A voluntary registry for people who would need special assistance during a disaster. Contact Connie Saldana at 541-423-1383.
- Adult Protective Services – Investigation of cases of possible abuse of seniors or adults with disabilities including follow-up and consultation.
- Adult Foster Home Licensing- Licensing to assure state quality and safety standards are met.
- Economic Stability – Ensure a person/family will gain a minimum level of financial stability.
- Lifelong Housing Certi cation – RVCOG SDS has developed the first certificate for an accessible/universal design that would permit residents to age in place.
- Medicaid– Determination of eligibility for help with medical costs (Oregon Health Plan) and, in some cases, long-term care services for seniors and adults with disabilities.
- SNAP – Determination of eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps).
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