Complete Guide To Senior Services In Monroe County


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The ElderPages Directory lists the services available through the Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly. Click on an item in the table below to view services offered within each category.

Adult Day Services
Adult Day Services include the following sub-categories:

Medical Model Adult Day Services
Social Model Adult Day Services

Adult Day Services are group programs that, through individual care plans, help to meet the needs of adults who have physical or cognitive impairments. Participants attend an on-site program one or more days per week on a regular basis during specified hours. They then return to their own homes for the remainder of the day and night. Meals, structured group programs, as well as opportunities for individual activities, are offered.
Advocacy Services
Advocacy Services include the following sub-categories:

General Advocacy
Ombudsman Services

Auto Care/Maintenance programs specific for seniors
Programs offering special auto services for seniors
Business to Business Services
Care Management and Guidance
A care manager or consultant can provide an assessment of the older adult's emotional, social, functional, financial and physical status and make recommendations/referrals on living arrangements (including home, assisted living and nursing home care), and services/benefits that will help the older adult and his/her caregiver(s).
Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP)
A Medicaid program that serves chronically ill or physically disabled individuals who have a medical need for help with activities of daily living or skilled nursing services. Services can include any of the services provided by a home health aide or nurse. Recipients have flexibility and freedom in choosing their caregivers. The consumer or the person acting on the consumer's behalf assumes full responsibility for hiring, training, supervising, and – if need be – terminating the employment of persons providing the services.
Diabetes, Service for
Educational Opportunities
Emergency Services
Emergency Services include the following sub-categories:

Crisis Intervention and Victim Assistance
Elder Abuse Prevention and Protective Services
Emergency Assistance
Emergency Response Systems
Financial Services
Financial Services include the following sub-categories:

Entitlement Assistance
Financial Assistance
Financial Planning
Money Management
Food and Nutrition
Food and Nutrition includes the following sub-categories:

Meal Preparation
Meals, Home Delivered
Nutrition Centers
Nutrition Counseling
Funeral Homes
Funeral Homes
Government Agencies
Government Agencies include the following sub-categories:

Federal, State and County Agencies
Social Service Agencies
Veterans Services
Health Services, Community-based
Community-based Health Services include the following sub-categories:

Alcohol/Substance Abuse Counseling and Treatment
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
Blind and Visually Impaired, Services for
Disabilities - Developmental/Physical
Disease and General Health
End of Life Care-Comfort Homes
End of Life Care-Hospice Programs
Evaluation - Medical Geriatric
Evaluation - PRI and Screen/Nursing Assessment
Fitness Centers - Exercise Programs
Hearing Impaired and Deaf, Services for
Medical Centers/Clinics
Medical Equipment and Home Accessibility

Health Services, Home-based
Home-based Home Health Services include the following sub-categories:

Certified Home Health Agencies
Licensed Home Health Care Services
Long Term Home Health Care Programs
Nursing Home Transition and Diversion(NHTD) Program
Physician Home Services

Home Health Service is medical support provided at home and may include "hands-on" services such as skilled nursing (medication dispensing, wound care, etc.), therapies, personal care (bathing, dressing, transfers, etc.).
Health Therapies
Home Support Services
Home Support Services include the following sub-categories:

Chores, Housekeeping and/or In-Home Meal Preparation
Companions and/or Friendly Visitors
Home Repair, Modification and/or Maintenance
Home Safety/Security
Pharmacies that Deliver
Shopping Services, Errands or Trips

Home Support Services are non-medical services. They do NOT include "hands-on" care such as bathing, wound care, transfers or medication dispensing, although medication reminders may be permitted.
Housing - Moving Assistance
Assists older adults and families with the physical, emotional and logistical demands of downsizing, relocating, or modifying their homes.
Housing Options
Housing Options include the following sub-categories:

Adult Care Facilities
Alzheimer's/Memory Impaired Housing (Licensed)
Assisted Living Programs (Licensed)
Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Independent Living Apartments
Independent Living Apartments-Subsidized/Affordable
NORC(Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities)
Patio Homes/Townhouses
Shared Housing or Group Residence

Community senior housing options range from independent settings to those that incorporate a full range of support services. A definition of housing level is included at the beginning of the sub-category listing.
Insurance includes the following sub-categories:

Life Insurance
Health Insurance
Long Term Care Insurance
Medicaid Managed Long Term Care (MMLTC)
Medicare Supplements/Prescription Coverage
Legal Services
Legal Services include the following categories:

Agency Based Legal Services
Elder Law Attorneys
Mental Health Services
Mental Services include the following sub-categories:

Bereavement Counseling
Inpatient/Residential Mental Health Services
Outpatient Mental Health Services
Nursing Homes/Inpatient Rehabilitation
Nursing Homes/Inpatient Rehabilitation includes the following sub-categories:

Alzheimers' Disease/Memory Impaired Units
Nursing Homes

Also known as Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), Nursing Homes provide 24-hour medical and social services to frail elderly and chronically disabled individuals, and those in need of rehabilitation. All nursing homs provide inpatient rehabilitation. These residential facilities represent the most complex level of senior care on a short or long term basis. Many have Alzheimer's/Special Care Units designed to serve individuals with memory impairments. Some offer short-term respite stays
Other Therapies, Music, Pet, etc.
Referral Agencies
Rehabilitation Services
Rehabilitation Services include the following sub-categories:

Inpatient (listed under Nursing Homes/Inpatient Rehabilitation)

Rehabilitation services provide various combinations of professional therapies and medically-related disciplines to restore strength and improve living skills.
Respite Care
Respite Care includes the following sub-categories:

Facility-based Respite Providers
Home-based Respite Providers

Respite Care can provide relief to a caregiver by providing a supportive environment for a loved one while the caregiver is vacationing, traveling on business, or during an illness. Respite Care can be provided in the home or in a facility.
Senior Community Centers and Senior Social Activities
Senior centers or community centers which offer educational, social or health programs specifically for seniors.
Senior Employment Programs
Senior Employment Programs
Senior Real Estate Agents
Realtor Estate Agents that identify themselves as specializing in helping older adults with buying or selling their homes. Some Realtors have an additional certification as being a Seniors Real Estate Specialists® or SRES®. For a comprehensive listing of SRES visit
Senior Related Media
Senior Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer opportunities specifically for those 55 and older.
Technology Assistance
Provides instruction to understand computers, smart phones and other devices.
Transportation Providers
Utilities and Energy Assistance