AREA AGENCY ON AGING - CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Case Management Program is operated by the Cochise County Public Fiduciary, a division of Cochise Health and Social Services (CHSS). The program is funded by the SouthEastern Arizona Governments Association (SEAGO) and Cochise County.
Case Managers work with individuals 60 years and over, their unpaid family caregivers, and disabled adults to identify support systems enabling older adults to maintain maximum independence and dignity in their homes and communities.
AAA case managers located in Douglas, Benson, Bisbee and Sierra Vista receive referrals for older adults residing in all areas of Cochise County. The case manager will make contact with the older or disabled adult to conduct an initial risk assessment over the phone in order to determine eligibility for the case management program and for services available. Once eligibility is established, the case manager will schedule a home visit to conduct a holistic assessment of the individual in order to identify their needs and existing resources.
This holistic assessment may indicate the need for services such as personal care, home-delivered meals, and respite for the unpaid family caregiver. These services are provided by care-giving agencies in the community through a contract with SEAGO. The availability of these services varies depending on the funding available and a wait-list may exist.
Beyond the possibility of authorizing grant funded services such as personal care, home-delivered meals and respite, the AAA case managers possess a wealth of knowledge regarding other resources available in the community. AAA case manager provide information and referral to other agencies that may be able to assist the older or disabled adult.
Services are available in languages other than English by assignment of a Spanish speaking case manager or through a telephone translation service.
For additional information regarding AAA Case Management, please contact the office in the area where the older or disabled adult resides or the nearest office as provided below.
- Benson: (520) 586-8190
- Bisbee: (520) 432-9680
- Douglas: (520) 805-5631
- Sierra Vista: (520) 803-3950
For information regarding other programs and resources available through the SEAGO Area Agency on Aging, please visit www.seago.org or call 520-432-2528.