SWODA Provides Information About Home and Community Based Services

posted Nov 15, 2010, 9:09 AM by Web Administrator
The South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Area Agency on Aging (AAA) provides information about homemaker, chore, home repair, assisted transportation and other community-based services concerning the elderly. Home and community-based services allow the frail, at-risk elderly to remain living independently in their own homes.

SWODA contracts with Community Action Development Corporation (CADC) in Beckham, Custer, Kiowa, Roger Mills and Washita counties and with Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group (SOCAG) in Greer, Harmon and Jackson counties to provide homemaker, chore, home repair and assisted transportation services on a limited basis. Other services include Medicaid home and community-based services such as Personal Case Services, which may include in-home assistance with bathing, grooming, light housekeeping and laundry, and ADvantage Waiver Services, which may include personal care, skilled care, home delivered meals, physical therapy, case management and hospice care.

For more information about these services as well as a referral to the appropriate agency, contact Ada Vanderford, SWODA information specialist, at 1-800-627-4882 or 580-562-4882.