In-Home Services

About the Program

In-Home Services are available to residents of Dickinson and Iron Counties who are 60 years of age or better. All services are intended to support seniors in maintaining their independence and ensuring they continue to be a vital part of our community.

 

Before In-Home Services can be provided, an assessment to determine the specific needs of the household must be completed by DICSA staff (this assessment is a requirement of Office of Services to the Aging.) Once the assessment is completed, a trained aide will come to the individual's home at scheduled times to provide care.

PLEASE NOTE: In-Home Services are provided on a donation basis - donations are then filtered back into the program to extend services. 

 

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Services Available

Personal Care

This service includes assistance with:

• Bathing
• Dressing
• Grooming
• Toileting
• Transferring
• Eating
• Ambulation


PLEASE NOTE: services do not include medication set-up or dispensing.

Respite Care

This services allows the primary caregiver respite to take care of the daily neccessities of life, and ensures that the family member is well cared for in the absence of the primary caregiver.

Providing adaptations to the home environment of an older adult in order to prevent or minimize the occurence of injuries. Allowable tasks include installation or maintence of:

Enhanced Lighting
Bathroom Chairs and Grab Bars
Non-slip Treatments
Vision or Hearing Adaptive Devices
Stairway and/or Hallway Handrails
Smoke and/or Gas Alarms

 

PLEASE NOTE: home injury control does not include any structural or restorative home repair, chore or homemaker activities. 

Home Injury Control

Homemaking

This service includes assistance with:

• Laundry
• Dusting & Vaccuuming
• Cleaning bathrooms & kitchens
• Meal Preparation
• Shopping errands
• Changing of linens
• Sweeping & mopping


PLEASE NOTE: no transportation is provided by in-home aide.

The Caregiver Respite Program is available to residents of Dickinson and Iron Counties who are 18 years of age or better. 


Caregiver Respite provides the same services as Respite Care, however this type of care may be provided at the Family Ties Adult Center or in the home. Before Caregiver Respite can be provided, an assessment must be completed by DICSA staff which helps determine the specific needs of the household. 

Caregiver Respite is a mandatory cost-sharing program. The amount to be contributed by the participant is dependent upon household income and expenses. 

 

PLEASE NOTE: participants must meet eligibility guidelines and services do not include medication

set-up or dispensing. 
 

Caregiver Respite Program

The National Family Caregiver Support Program is available to residents of Dickinson and Iron Counties who are over age 60 and currently being cared for by someone who is under the age of 60, such as a child or other family member. This program is also available for residents who are grandparents over the age of 60 that are legally responsible for grandchildren under the age of 18.

National Family Caregiver Support provides the same service as Respite Care, however care may be provided at the Family Ties Adult Center or in the home. Before this service can be provided, an assessment must be completed by DICSA staff. This information helps determine the specific needs of the household.

 

The National Family Caregiver Support Program is a volunteer cost-sharing program. The amount to be contributed by the participant is dependent upon household income and expenses. 

 

PLEASE NOTE: participants must meet eligibility guidelines and services do not include medication set-up or dispensing. 

National Family Caregiver Support Program

Contact Information


If you or someone you know is interested in any of these programs, please do not hesitate to call us. We would be happy to assist you with any questions you may have!



Dixie Youngs - In-Home Coordinator 
Telephone: (906) 774-2256, x234
Email: dyoungs@dicsami.org

Sandra Essendrup - Director of Nursing Services 
Telephone: (906) 774-2256, x244
Email: sessendrup@dicsami.org

1238 Carpenter Ave.
Iron Mountain, MI 49801


FAX: (906) 774-2257

© 2014-2016 by Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency. 

Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency

1238 Carpenter Ave.
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
OFFICE: 906-774-2256
FAX: 906-774-2257

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