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The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging offers a wide range of in-home and community services. Please call the COA office at (269) 279-8083 or 1-800-641-9899 for information about any of the services listed below.

Case Coordination

COA staff use confidential person-centered planning to tailor care to your needs. Through connections with other community partners, the COA can help you maintain your independence longer. The COA partners with outside agencies to meet the needs of older adults in St. Joseph County.

Meals on Wheels

Nutritionally balanced cold and hot meals are delivered to homebound seniors Monday through Friday. Meals on Wheels drivers check to make sure the senior is not in need of any additional assistance. Liquid meals also are available with a doctor’s prescription.

Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP)

Highly qualified COA MMAP counselors assist Medicare beneficiaries in making non-bias health & prescription plan decisions while getting the maximum benefit from Medicare.

Counseling

Counseling services through Community Mental Health provides assistance for adults and caregivers struggling with life’s challenges. Counselors can meet in your home or at the CHM office.

Chore Services

When tasks like cleaning out an attic or basement start to become overwhelming, COA can help through the Chore Service Program.

Home Repair

Are you a homeowner 60 years or older in need of safety repairs around the house? Call the COA Tuesday Toolmen. They are assist older adults with small repairs such as installing grab bars or hand rails in your own home.

Home Care

If you need extra help around the house, a friendly, professional COA aide can assist with shopping, cleaning, laundry, bathing and non-personal care to adults aged 60 years or older.

Respite Care

As a caregiver, do you need an opportunity to run errands or just relax? COA can provide this time away by placing a skilled worker in your home with a homebound older adult.

Personal Emergency Response Services Unit

The COA can connect you or a loved one with an emergency call button. These devices allow families to feel safe while their medically frail loved ones are living independently in their home.

Medical Loan Closet

Gently used medical equipment is provided free of charge as needed. Items include: wheelchairs, walkers, etc. Call the COA office to confirm equipment availability.

MiCAFE

Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly is a program in which a COA staff member can assist you in applying for the Bridge Card, the Medicare Savings Program, utility assistance, in-home services, and other key services to help you cover basic needs while continuing to live independently.