Options Counseling is a free service with state-trained counselors for people age 60 and older, or age 22 and older with a disability. This service is short term– usually about 30 days. Counselors can meet with consumers by phone, email, in person, or a combination. Options Counseling is available to people who reside at home, in nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, and to caregivers wherever they may live, including out of state.
SeniorCare’s options counselors can help with:
- Discovering community care options for people age 60 and older, or age 22 and older with a disability
- Ensuring that the individual retains control over the process
- Unbiased information to help you weigh the pro’s and con’s of each available option
- Referrals to other services on your behalf
Options Counseling services are available statewide, through 11 regional Aging and Disability Resource Consortia (ADRC), which are comprised of agencies from the elder network, the disability network, and other community-based partners working in concert to ensure efficient access to long term services and supports for people regardless of age, income or disability.