The Johnson County Area Agency on Aging is part of the local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC). In Kansas, the state level agency addresses the needs of older residents as well as disabled residents.
A moment for a little history… The United States federal government created Area Agencies on Aging in 1973 to help older Americans and their caregivers by providing social services and programs. All communities in the United States are served by a regional Area Agency on Aging (AAA). To find an AAA near you, search based on your city and state, or ZIP code on the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging website.
The Johnson County AAA offers a wealth of information and services for senior citizens and those that care the elderly. Much of this information can be found on their website; however, the agency also offers in person consultations and telephone consultations. The staff is knowledgeable and compassionate, and they can assist you to find what you need in Johnson County.
Click on the links above to learn more about the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging.
Free Publications from the AAA
A monthly newspaper featuring articles of interest to seniors living in Johnson County, KS. It is free to county residents age 60 and older, and others can subscribe for a small fee. Learn more at the website for The Best Times.
Free newsletter that comes out once a month with tips and articles on aspects of caregiving for an elder client. Learn more at the Johnson County AAA Caregiver Support web page.
From the Care Coordinators at Care is There
The amount of information and the number of programs available is amazing and wonderful, but it can be overwhelming! Care is There understands the programs offered by the county, and we can work with the experts at the Johnson County AAA to assist in setting up services for clients.
Johnson County AAA offers care management which is similar to the care management Care is There provides. The key difference is that Care is There also carries out the plan – we coordinate the services on an ongoing basis, and make sure services are working well. Think about it – if a senior needs multiple services, it can be a lot of work to coordinate different programs such as housekeeping, meals, transportation, and healthcare support.
Care is There simplifies this process by acting as a single contact for the family and our client. We actively communicate with the family through our family website. In addition, a Care is There Lifestyle Coordinator (LC) advocates for our clients. In practice, advocacy means that the LC constantly assesses the client’s situation and takes action to make services work optimally for their clients’ benefit.