Home Care Program

TCC Home Care Program serving Interior Rural Alaska Elders and Disabled Adults with pride since 1993.  

Qualifying Elders and Disabled Adults must live in a village in the TCC Region and meet one or more of the following conditions:

  • Elders with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
  • Physically frail elders aged 60 or older.
  • Caregiving adults 18 years or older that care for an Elder with Alzheimer’s or related dementia.
  • Caregivers of elders that are physically frail.
  • Disabled adults that qualify for Medicaid.
  • Adults with Physical and Developmental Disabilities (APDD) – both Adult Living Independently (ALI) and APDD are adults over age 21.

Home Care Program Services

Service Description Eligibility
Respite Services Respite provides temporary relief to family members caring for an Elder with Alzheimer’s or related dementia and elders 60 years old with physical disabilities. Home Care Providers offer companionship and supervision 5 days a week for the Elder so the caregiver can receive a short break for self-care. Case Management can help to coordinate other services and provide referrals to help the Family Caregiver.
  • Elder with Alzheimer’s or related dementia
  • Elders 60 years old with physical disabilities

Chore Services

Chore provides light housekeeping to help physically frail Elders aged 60 or older and Elders with Alzheimer’s and related dementia to maintain a clean, safe home environment. Home Care Providers can help the elder with the following: trash, sweeping, mopping, dishes, laundry, vacuuming, clear front porch of snow/ice, and shopping with elder. This service can only be provided to Elders living with no able-bodied person in their home. Case Management is also offered to provide coordination and referrals.
  • Physically frail Elders aged 60 or older.
  • Elders with Alzheimer’s and related dementia.

Personal Care Services

 PCA services are available to Elders eligible for Medicaid. Home Care Program is certified as a Consumer Directed Personal Care Agency. The State of Alaska Division of Senior & Disabilities Services administers this program and sends out a State Nurse to do the assessment. TCC Home Care will help with PCA application and hiring a person that the elder wants to help them with their personal care such as bathing, dressing, and eating (Activities of Daily Living). PCA services may also help with light housekeeping and meal preparation (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living).
  •  Elders eligible for Medicaid.

Waiver

 Adult Living Independently Waiver is an option for adults and elders that want to stay in their home community. Waiver services can help elders stay at home with the following Home and Community Based services: Respite, Chore, Specialized Medical Equipment, Environmental (Home) Modifications, and other services. Home and Community Based services do not provide 24 hour care. Waiver services can also help pay for an Assisted Living Home. Adults and/or Elders must qualify for Medicaid.
  •  Adults and/or Elders must qualify for Medicaid.
  • Adults with Physical and Developmental Disabilities (APDD),  over the age of 21. 
  • Adults Living Independently (ALI), who are APDD over the age of 21. 

Care Coordination

 A Care Coordinator certified to work with Medicaid Waivers (Adult Living Independently) assists with Waiver application, developing Plan of Care based on the assessment, find service providers, and monitors services. The Care Coordinator must maintain contact twice a month for the Medicaid Waiver.
  •  Adults and/or Elders must qualify for Medicaid.

Information and Assistance

The TCC Home Care Program also offers referrals to other services to help Elders and Caregivers

Funding

TCC Home Care Program is funded in part by National Family Caregiver Support Grant and Senior In-Home Grant through the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Division of Senior & Disabilities Services.