My loved one is no longer able to take care of themselves but won't move to an assisted living facility. How can I get them the help they need?
As long as the Senior is of sound mind, they have the right to decide where they want to live as long as it is within their means. There are home health agencies that can help with basic self-care, and we can provide the numbers to some of the agencies operating in the area. The Leavenworth County Council on Aging (COA) provides services designed to assist Senior with remaining independent in their own homes as long as possible. To learn more of our services, please call us at 913-684-0777.
I used to go to the COA for support groups, but due to COVID-19 these activities have been closed to the public. Where else can I get the same type of support?
The COA is not hosting events right now to protect the Seniors we serve in the community as well as the staff. Although we aren't able to provide the exact same type of interaction one would receive in a group setting, we are still available by phone at 913-684-0777 to talk and listen. We also have hotline numbers to various state and national level support organization like the Alzheimer Association, Care Giver Support, and the American Diabetic Association to name a few.
Is the AARP Driver's Safety Course going to become available soon?
Due to COVID-19, we are not able to hold group activities at this time. AARP is currently planning on resuming classes in the spring of 2021, which will depend on how the COVID-19 situation develops. In the meantime, you can click on the following link: www.aarpdriversafety.org to take the class on line and qualify for a discount with your automobile insurance company. Use the Promo code DRIVINGSKILLD to get a 25% discount on the course until February 2021.
I need help with Medicare. Can you help?
We have qualified Senior Health Insurance Counselors of Kansas (SHICK) on staff and can assist you to understand Medicare and how to sign up for the plan you decide is best for you.
How can I get legal assistance?
Kansas Legal Services provide free legal aid to Seniors through a federal grant. Call their central intake line at 1-800-723-6953, and one of their associates will talk with you to determine your needs and whether or not they can provide you with the requested service. You may also call the COA office at 913-684-0777 to set up an appointment to see the attorney. KS Legal Services visits the Leavenworth County COA one day each month to meet with scheduled clients.
What kinds of services does the Council on Aging have that I can use?
We have numerous services which are generally based on eligibility. Some of the services we provide are Meals on Wheels, Leisure & Learning activities, assistance with Chores (only on the outside of the house) and Errands, Legal Aid assistance, Transportation, and much more. For further information, please contact us at 913-684-0777.
What is the best home health service?
We are unable to recommend specific businesses by name; however, we can provide you with a list of businesses providing the service you require along with their phone numbers.
Can I get a ride on the Senior Express?
Our transportation program serves seniors, age 50 and over, along with disabled residents of any age. Our vehicles are equipped with ramps or lifts, to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers.
When can I get a ride on the Senior Express?
Our service runs Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Our last scheduled pick up time is 3:00 p.m. Advance reservations are required.
When can I book a ride on the Senior Express?
We take reservations up to two weeks in advance for standard service within Leavenworth County. We take reservations up to two months in advance, for trips outside Leavenworth County. Trips are limited to available resources (drivers and vehicles) and may not be available on the date or time requested.
Does the Senior Express go to Kansas City?
We provide service to the Kansas City and Lawrence areas for medical trips only.
How much does it cost to ride on the Senior Express?
Please call the dispatch desk for trip fees.
The Transportation Dispatch phone number is (913) 684-0778.
Can I have someone go with me on Senior Express transportation trips?
Riders, who need assistance, can have an attendant travel with them. The attendant should be someone who resides in the residence and must provide assistance to the client. There is no charge for an attendant to ride.