Senior Support Coordination
Senior Support Coordination program
The Senior Support Coordination Program of Catholic Charities assists low-income seniors in Lee County who are age 55 and older. The program is a lifeline for under-served seniors who have limited resources and are essentially homebound. Catholic Charities coordinates services that promote and sustain the continuation of independent living at home. Services are free and provided in English and Spanish. Catholic Charities caseworkers assess the needs of a senior and make home visits, assist with food and personal care items, offer interpretation services, and make community referrals. Caseworkers plan and coordinate services such as medical, transportation, food assistance, and other needs so that the seniors can safely remain in their homes and live independently.
The Senior Support Coordination Program is a case management program coordinating services including home visits, to promote and sustain the continuation of independent living at home. Services are free and provided in English and Spanish
Address of Program: 5597 Sunrise Drive, Ft. Myers 33919
Main phone line for program: 239-334-2234
Translation available at this office: Spanish and English
Caseworker Services: Caseworkers will make home visits; assist with food and personal items, interpretation services, social support, and community referrals.
Eligibility Criteria: (a) age 55 and older (b) inadequate financial resources – low level income (c) Reside in Lee County.
How to Enroll: Participation is voluntary. General screenings are conducted on the telephone and an initial appointment is made to complete the intake process at home.
HOW TO ACCESS SERVICE/Intake: Call office for telephone screening appointment with case worker
ITEMS NEEDED at intake (ie: id card, etc):
- Proof of income
- SS card
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