Five County Association of Governments/Area Agency on Aging

Five County Association Of Governments

1070 West 1600 South Bldg B

P.O. Box 1550 (84771)

St. George, UT 84770

 

Phone: 435-673-3548

Fax: 435-673-3540

E-mail: cschonlaw@fivecounty.utah.gov

 

For driving directions please refer to the home page for the Five County Association of Governments.

Five County Association of Governments

Part of the Five County Association of Governments

Five County Area Agency on Aging

About Us

The Five County Association of Governments is the designated Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Utah. As part of the Area Agency on Aging we administer and oversee a variety of programs and services to assist seniors in accessing the services and supports they need to remain in the community and as independent as possible. These services are intended to support not supplant the natural supports the Senior may already have in place.

Funding for these programs and services are provided through the Administration on Aging under the Older Americans Act (OAA), the Utah Division of Aging and Adult Services and the Utah Department of Health. These State and Federally funded programs are designed to offer home and community based supports to individuals 60 and older, some disabled adults, and their caregivers with an emphasis on those with the highest social and economic need.

The programs administered by the Five County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) include:

Aging Services

 Nutrition Services (Title III-C of OAA)

 Supportive Services & Senior Centers (Title III-B of OAA)

 Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Services (Title III-D of OAA)

 Long-Term Care Ombudsman (Title VII of OAA)

 Health Insurance Counseling & Senior Medicare Patrol

In-Home & Community Based Services

 Medicaid Aging Wavier

 State Alternatives Program

 National Family Caregiver Support Program (Title III-E of OAA)

 Case Management for New Choices Waiver Program

To qualify for services an individual must meet the program eligibility requirements regarding age, social, economic, and degree of frailty (Level of Care). A limited number of adults with disabilities may also be served. Eligibility varies among programs and is described in more detail under the Service List.

Our staff is comprised of professional, licensed social workers, registered nurses; as well as our intake/accounting staff. Program staff assist potential consumers in referral, intake, assessment, eligibility and ongoing case management (care coordination).

Referrals can be made through our Intake worker who can provide basic information regarding program eligibility and assist with completing an intake over the phone to help screen potential consumers for services.

Five County Area Agency on Aging

Five County Association of Governments