Think you are all out of options for home care?
Hands From The Heart Home Healthcare can help you navigate the Montgomery County Options program and get the care you need.(This Program is for Montgomery County Residents Only)
Montgomery County residents 60 and over who may need help with everyday tasks. Qualified residents typically have a physical disability and require assistance performing activities of daily living.
Individuals are required to pay a small co-payment for homecare services based on your income.
Even if you don’t qualify for Medicaid, you may still qualify for the OPTIONS program.
What is the OPTIONS Program?
The OPTIONS Program is managed through the Montgomery County Agency on Aging and is designed to help those who do not qualify for Medicaid and cannot afford to pay for services themselves. Potential participants in this program may be considering nursing facility care or other placement options but would prefer to remain at home.
In addition to being at least 60 years of age, individuals who receive these services are normally experiencing some degree of frailty in their physical or mental health and have difficulties managing their activities of daily living (ADL), such as bathing, grooming, and meal preparation. Hands From the Heart Home Healthcare services is a part of a small network of home care agencies selected as an approved provider of services in the OPTIONS program.
Hands from the Heart provides the following services under OPTIONS:
We provide support in coordination with the Montgomery County OPTIONS case management team.
For More Information
Please call 484-270-4501 and ask for an enrollment specialist.
The application process for the Montgomery County Office of Senior Services Options Program may vary depending on the specific services you are seeking. Here are the general steps to apply:
- Contact the Montgomery County Office of Senior Services: You can call their Information and Assistance line at 610-278-3601 or visit their website to request an application or schedule an appointment with a care manager.
- Complete the application: The application will ask for basic information about yourself and your situation, including your age, income, and the types of services you are interested in.
- Provide documentation: You may need to provide documentation to verify your age, income, and residency. This could include a driver’s license or birth certificate, pay stubs or tax returns, and utility bills or lease agreements.
- Meet with a care manager: A care manager will review your application and may conduct an assessment to determine your needs and eligibility for services. They will also work with you to develop a care plan and identify resources to help you meet your goals.
- Receive services: Once you are approved for services, the care manager will connect you with the appropriate providers and help you access the services you need. It’s important to note that some services may have waiting lists, and the application process may take several weeks or months to complete. If you have any questions or concerns about the application process, you can contact the Montgomery County Office of Senior Services for assistance.