Aging Services for Communities | 507.364.5663

Our Services

 

At Aging Services for Communities we offer a number of affordable, non-medical services to assist elderly and disabled persons to remain in their homes for as long as possible. Our assistance also extends to on-going caregivers.

 

We're here to provide the support you need so you can continue or get back to living well, it's just that simple. ASC provides both physical services / programs as well as informational services.

 

Caregiver Support & Respite

At Aging Services for Communities it is our belief that an individual can only receive optimal care if their caregiver also receives the support and rest needed to perform at their best. When you need a break from the day-to-day caregiver routine turn to us. We offer a complete Caregiver Support and Respite program developed to provide you with the time-off you need and deserve.

 

The Respite Program includes:

  • Short-term respite care on a 2-4 hour basis to relieve the caregiver of their 24-hour a day responsibility
  • Respite care will be provided in the client's own home
  • Support and guidance through your caregiving journey
  • Respite services provided by screened and trained volunteers

 

To qualify for the Caregiver Support and Respite program you need to be a primary caregiver providing 24-hour care for a relative or love one. Your care-receiver must be:

  • Age 60 or older
  • Reside in LeSueur or Rice County
  • Ill with a long-term degenerative disease or chronic condition
  • Unable to stay alone / unattended for more than 2 hours

 

Tasks we cannot perform:

  • Administering Medications
  • Providing Professional Nursing Care
  • Heavy Lifting or Moving
  • Administering Injections or Diabetic Testing
  • Monitoring Blood Pressure or Vitals
  • Assisting with Bathing or Personal Care

Home Management (Homemaker Services)

Our Homemaker Services are available to individuals who are physically capable of managing their physical and personal care but who need some help from time to time. Our qualified staff can help with the following tasks:

 

  • Garbage Removal
  • Grocery Shopping / Errands
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Mail Sorting

 

Homemaker Services are available to residents in the following counties: Blue Earth, Brown, Carver, Faribault, Freeborn, LeSueur, Nicollet, Rice, Scott, Sibley, Steele and Waseca. These services are available with a sliding fee. Please notify us if you are on an Elderly Waiver or the Alternative Care Grant.

 

*We can provide overnight supervision for those unable to stay alone.

Live Well At Home

Live Well At Home is a program that helps at-risk older adults live at home longer. Older adults and their family caregiver learn about risk factors typically causing a permanent move from home. Visit the Live Well At Home website to learn more about this program's benefits and offerings.

Transportation

Transportation services are provided to individuals living independently who are unable to drive and are in need of transport to and from medical appointments. ASC transportation program is available to all residents of LeSueur County who are on Medical Assistance or over age 65.

 

Our various Transportation services include:

  • Medical Assistance Clients:
    Medical appointments can be anywhere in Minnesota. Clients must be able to get in and out of the vehicle on their own; if the individual is not able to, they should contact the Senior Linkage Line at 1-800-333-2433 for van service. Medical Assistance client rides may be free, contact ASC to find out how.
  • Non-Medical:
    We also offer transportation to anyone going to non-medical appointments. In these instances a trained person will accompany you to your appointments for a fee.
  • Senior Transportation Program:
    If you are over age 65 and not on medical assistance, we have trained volunteer drivers to take you to scheduled medical appointments. You will make a donation to ASC for the transport.