1) Funds are currently available to provide a variety of services to persons 60 and above who need assistance with self-care, nutrition and/or homemaking activities because of chronic health conditions or other problems of aging. There are no income restrictions, but a co-pay based on income may be required.

For more information or to access the services provided under the “Community Care for the Elderly” program through the Gulf County Senior Citizens Association please contact the Elder Helpline at 1-800-963-5337.

Assuring that our older citizens have the resources needed to age in place in their own homes and communities is the priority for these programs. They make it possible for elders to age with dignity and purpose and improve the quality of their elderhood.

2) Funds are currently available to provide a variety of services to persons 60 and above who live with a caregiver and need assistance with self-care, nutrition and/or homemaking activities because of chronic health conditions or other problems of aging. A small stipend for the caregiver is part of the benefit. Income and asset restrictions apply.

For more information or to access the services provided under the HOME CARE FOR THE ELDERLY program through the Gulf County Senior Citizens Association, please contact the Elder Helpline at 1-800-963-5337.

Caregiving is at once an act of love and a physical, emotional and financial challenge. The Home Care for the Elderly Program recognizes these challenges and seeks to provide supportive services for the caregiver

Services available for caregivers

3) Caregiving is at once an act of love and a physical, emotional and financial challenge. The “Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative” program recognizes these challenges and seeks to provide support for the caregiver of the person living with Dementia.

Funds are currently available to provide respite services to caregivers of persons 18+ who have memory-loss related to Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. The caregiver must provide care on a regular basis and live in the same home to qualify.

For more information or to access the services provided under the “Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative” program, through the Gulf County Senior Citizens Association, please contact the Elder Helpline at 1-800-963-5337.