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Discharge Planning

According to Medicare discharge planning is "A process used to decide what a patient needs for a smooth move from one level of care to another."

Did you know that studies have shown that as many as 40 percent of patients over 65 had medication errors after leaving the hospital, and 18 percent of Medicare patients discharged from hospital to home are readmitted within 30 days. On the other hand, research has shown that excellent discharge planning and follow-up can improve a patients' health, reduce re-admissions to the hospital, and decrease healthcare costs.

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

The 2020-2021 HEAP season opens on November 2, 2020 and is still currently open. HEAP provides assistance with heating bills. The Office for the Aging staff can assist individuals over the age of 60 years of age who do not receive SNAP benefits complete the application. Staff...

Health Insurance Information, Counseling, & Assistance Program (HIICAP)

If you are in need of health insurance information, counseling, and assistance, the Office for the Aging contracts with Catholic Charities of Herkimer County for this service.

Senior Awards

Each year the Advisory Council of the Office for the Aging awards 2 awards to Herkimer County senior citizens. The two awards are: "Senior Citizen of the Year" and "Outstanding Contribution."

Alzheimer's Association of Central New York

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, and research. The Alzheimer's Association provides many services and supports to families managing Alzheimer's disease.

Job Pool & Meaningful Service Opportunities

The Job Pool Registry is a registry of names of area people interested in working for seniors. The Job Pool is designed to connect seniors who need private hire assistance with people who are willing to provide these services.

Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services include home delivered meals, congregate meals, nutrition education, nutrition counseling and Farmer Market Coupons. Last year we served over 90,000 meals.

Transportation

We provide transportation to Herkimer County senior citizens who are age 60 or older. If the senior citizen needs assistance due to mobility issues or dementia-related confusion, another adult, who may be younger than age 60, may accompany the senior in order to provide necessary assistance.

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Discharge Planning

A process used to decide what a patient needs for a smooth move from one level of care to another.

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