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 SERVICES  

Adult Daycare

A supervised, protective, congregate setting in which social services, recreational activities, meals,   personal care, rehabilitative therapies and/or nursing care are provided to dependent adults. Facility must be licensed by the State of New Mexico.

Case Management 

Provision of care coordination, or assistance in accessing services, to older persons and/or their caregivers who are experiencing diminished functioning capacities, personal conditions or other characteristics which require the services of formal providers.  Activities of case management include assessing needs, developing care plans, authorizing/securing/ coordinating services from multiple providers, monitoring, follow-up and reassessment.

Chore

Provision of assistance to persons having difficulty with one or more of the following instrumental activities of daily living: yard work, sidewalk maintenance and/or heavy housework (may include wood chopping).

Nutrition counseling 

Provision of individualized advice and guidance to elders at nutritional risk (due to health or nutritional history, dietary intake, medication use or chronic illness) regarding options/methods for improving nutritional status. Such counseling must be performed by a health professional in accordance with State law and policy.

Congregate Meal

A hot or other appropriate meal served to an eligible person which meets one-third (1/3) of the dietary reference intakes (DRI) as established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and complies with the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans, published by the Secretary and the Secretary of Agriculture, and which is served in a congregate setting 5 or more days per week. There are two types of congregate meals:

 

Standard meal – A regular meal from the standard menu that is served to the majority of the participants.

 

Therapeutic meal or liquid supplement – A special meal or liquid supplement that has been prescribed by a physician and is planned specifically for the participant by a dietician (e.g., diabetic diet, renal diet, tube feeding).

Home Delivered Meals

Hot, cold, frozen, dried, canned or supplemental food (with a satisfactory storage life) which provides a minimum of one-third (1/3) of the dietary reference intakes (DRI) as established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and complies with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, published by the Secretary and the Secretary of Agriculture, and is delivered to an eligible person in the place of residence. The objective is to assist the recipient sustain independent living in a safe and healthful environment 5 or more days per week. Home delivered meals may be served as breakfast, lunch, dinner or weekend meals.

Homemaker

Assistance with meal preparation, shopping, managing money, making telephone calls, light housework, doing errands and/or providing occasional transportation.

Respite Care

Services which offer temporary, substitute supports or living arrangements for care recipients in order to provide a brief period of relief or rest for caregivers. Respite Care includes: (1) In-home respite (personal care, homemaker, and other in-home respite); (2) respite provided by attendance of the

care recipient at a senior center or other nonresidential program; 3) institutional respite provided by placing the care recipient in an institutional setting such as a nursing home for a short period of time as a respite service to the caregiver; and (for grandparents caring for children) summer camps. If the specific service units purchased via a direct payment (cash or voucher) can be tracked or estimated,

report those service unit hours. If not, a unit of service in a direct payment is one payment.

Transportation

Services designed to transport older persons to and from medical and health care services, social services, meal programs, senior centers, shopping and recreational activities so such service will be accessible to eligible individuals who have no other means of transportation or are unable to use existing transportation.