Outreach services is a personalized approach to seeking out older persons, identifying their service needs, and motivating, as well as assisting them to access available services. Outreach services are provided in a variety of ways, including referrals from other agencies or individuals. The primary location where outreach service is provided is in the client's home.
The outreach staff is knowledgeable about services that are available through South Central Adult Services, as well as those provided by other agencies.
Outreach links persons to services and acts as an advocate for the client. This is done by meeting with the client and determining the client's needs and then assisting the client in obtaining these services. Examples of this may be: 1) assisting the client to connect directly with community services and a follow-up on referrals to ensure services have been delivered, 2) assisting with the completion of forms necessary to obtain services such as monetary assistance, and 3) helping the client to resolve any problems with these and other services.
These services include, but are not limited to:
To receive more information and assistance contact the Outreach Services worker for your county.
There is no charge for outreach services and
all client information is strictly confidential.