Two programs are offered by Yavapai County Community Health Services to help people with chronic disease that are unable to perform their day-to-day activities without assistance; Attendant Care and Personal Care Services.
Attendant Care Services for qualified applicants through Arizona Long Term Care (ALTC) for a member with chronic disease and/or disability. Spouses or family members may be eligible to become a paid caregiver.
Personal Care Services are available for qualified applicants through ALTCS, the VA Healthcare system, and for self-pay clients. Caregivers hired by Yavapai County provide non-medical, household and personal care services.
These services support people who want to stay in their homes by providing services such as:
When people experience health challenges, staying in their home as long as they can is often the best choice. Our clients, even with limited means, can remain independent in the privacy and comfort of their homes. We customize our level of service to meet the needs of each individual.
Eligibility is determined by Arizona Long Term Care System based on medical needs and household income. The VA Medical Center determines if a veteran qualifies for home care services. Private pay services are also available.
There is no cost to clients determined to be eligible by Arizona Long Term Care System; co-payments may be applicable for veterans served through the Northern Arizona VA Medical Center.
In Home Program services help support persons in their home. People seek solutions when physical limitations develop from chronic health issues. While nursing homes or assisted living facilities can be appropriate choices, our goal is to offer services that assist a person to remain independent in their home with the kind of support they need for as long as possible.
A registered nurse who understands home care needs will match clients with trained caregivers. Our staff is thoroughly trained to meet the needs of home-based clients. We require fingerprinting and a background check by the Department of Public Safety.
The caregivers receive ongoing training and interact with the RN supervisor to assist people who wish to remain independent in their homes.
To qualify, a potential client must live in Yavapai County. Caregivers may be more readily available in the more populated areas such as Prescott, Prescott Valley or Chino Valley, but this program also serves clients in outlying communities such as Black Canyon City or Congress, depending on caregiver availability.
Call Arizona Long Term Care System at (928) 778-3968 to establish eligibility. Use the County Switchboard to reach this number if calling long distance. Once eligible, the In Home Program Manager will call and visit with clients to establish and coordinate caregiver services.
For additional information, call (928) 771-3538.