The OPTIONS Program through the Agency is an array of long-term care choices based on assessment by one of our professional Care Managers and establishment of a care plan with the consumer and his or her family. The Care Manager works with the family to cooperatively determine the kinds of services that will help the frail elderly consumer remain in his home for as long as practical. Where possible, the consumer’s choice of service provider will be contacted to serve his/her needs.
Goals of the OPTIONS Program
One of the goals of the OPTIONS Program in Wayne County is to give as much choice as possible to the consumer for the kind of services he needs and for the provider of those services. Programs are being developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and Wayne County Area Agency on Aging to increase choices for seniors who wish to remain in their homes as long as possible while receiving family and community agency help for the necessary things they can no longer do on their own.