Expanded In-Home Services for the Eldrerly Program (EISEP)

The EISEP program provides coordinated, need-based, non-medical in-home care to income eligible senior citizens in Cattaraugus County. Under this program, a case manager assesses an individual's various needs and can arrange services provided in the home. These services can include homemaker / personal care, housekeeper / chore services, and personal Emergency Response System (PERS).

These services are designed to assist the older person with such activities as:

  • housekeeping
  • meal preparation
  • toileting
  • shopping
  • walking
  • laundry
  • managing finances
  • and other activities of daily living

A small portion of EISEP funds are available to provide services, supplies, and/or equipment needed by a client.

The EISEP program is a cost-sharing program with the cost for services being determined on a sliding fee schedule, taking into consideration the client's monthly income.

PERS is designed to assure disabled senior citizens that help is near with only a press of a button, located on a device worn on a necklace or wristband.

The 24 hour service is monitored by Olean Lifeline. This service is provided county-wide.

Units can only be installed on private lines. The units are available without charge, and participants pay only for installation costs and monitoring.

For more information and screening contact the Department of Aging.

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