Are you a senior looking for services for yourself or someone you love? Now you can find the help you need by making a simple call to Aging Answers at 314.446.2475.
Lutheran Senior Services’ Aging Answers is a FREE call-in resource staffed by Elder Care Specialists with training in age-related issues. Older adults who are considering care options, facing financial uncertainty, or navigating major life transitions can find help – and hope – in Aging Answers.
Individuals 60 and older (50 and older with a disability) and their loved ones are eligible for Aging Answers.
Aging Answers has resources for:
- Home delivered meals
- Housing options
- Home-based, non-medical services
- Home safety checks
- Money management assistance
- Counseling options
- Social engagement
- Respite and support services
- Help with benefits (Medicaid, Medicare savings, Veteran’s benefits, Food Stamps)
Sometimes an Aging Answers phone consultation will lead to a personal home visit by an Elder Care Specialist. During these visits, specialists will:
- Conduct a comprehensive needs assessment and home safety check
- Determine a senior’s ability to function in his/her home
- Explore options for care
- Develop a care plan
- Recommend resources
Good Neighbor Program
Good Neighbor is a financial assistance program for seniors needing home-based, non-medical services such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, and personal care. Financial assistance is available to pay for LSS Private Duty. The Good Neighbor fund pays $10.00 per hour toward the cost of these services, with the remainder being paid by the client.
The Good Neighbor program has certain eligibility requirements. To learn more, call Aging Answers at 314.446.2475.
Financial Assistance for Church Workers and Missionaries
Older adults who have dedicated their lives to church or mission work may be eligible for financial assistance with senior related services through the Eliezer Fund. Award amounts vary depending on the types of services needed.
If you or someone you know is a church or mission worker, please take a moment to learn more about the Eliezer Fund by calling Aging Answers at 314.446.2475.
Volunteer Money Management
Volunteer Money Management (VMM) is a FREE service for older adults who maintain active checking accounts and who are able to make financial decisions for themselves. Senior clients are matched with volunteers who visit them once or twice a month in the home to help with money management tasks.
VMM services may include:
- Sorting and organizing mail
- Balancing checkbooks and reconciling bank statements
- Creating a budget
- Organizing personal papers and identifying unnecessary records and documents
- Making phone calls about bills
- Writing checks for monthly bills and recording payments
VMM is one of dozens of ways to volunteer with Lutheran Senior Services. Please take a moment to learn about volunteering to help seniors!
VMM is part of an interfaith partnership with Jewish Family & Children’s Service and AgeSmart Community Resources.