Elderly Services

Nursing Services

Nursing Services may be provided to vulnerable adults who have physical and/or chronic health problems which limit their capability to function independently and who have a need for nursing services to monitor their health status. 

A nursing visit would not be authorized if the client is able to get to a clinic visit, is receiving skilled Medicare or is able to access nursing through other programs. Financial eligibility is based on income and resources. A cost share may be required.

Services

A nurse may be able to complete the following tasks:

  • Periodic evaluation, counseling and/or screening
  • Monitor medication compliance
  • Assess health status, vital signs, nutritional status and nail care
  • Provide teaching and health education

Hours of Service

An individual qualifying for services will receive services as approved in the case service plan. 

These services are provided between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Service Providers

The Division of Adult Services and Aging does not directly provide nursing services, but contracts with local agencies to provide the service.

Other Funding Source

In addition to the Nursing Services, the Division of Adult Services and Aging has other funding sources with specific eligibility requirements which can assist in the cost of payment for nursing services.