The eligible age for most of the agency's services is 60. (Fifty-five is the eligibility age for the Senior Employment Program).
Many of the Agency's services are used by people of all income levels.
Our funding for the services that help frail elders has not kept pace with the demand for these services. For this reason, people with low income who don't have family nearby to assist them have priority on our waiting list for these services.
SAAA charges fees to people who can afford to pay for the following services: personal care; housekeeping, respite, chore, home repairs, and care coordination. Moderate fees are charged on a sliding scale basis, according to income. People whose income is near or below poverty level are not charged.
Fees are not charged for most services. People who receive a service for which no fee is charged are encouraged to contribute toward the cost of the service. The Agency has "suggested contribution" amounts for some services.
There is a waiting list in many areas for home-delivered meals, personal care, respite and home repairs. The wait can range up to a couple of months; sometimes longer. Services are clustered in populated areas. Some outlying sections of counties cannot be served.