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
- 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 bathing, dressing, meals, and other personal care. Financial assistance is available to pay for LSS Private Duty. Client may be eligible for in-home care, 4 hours a week at $11.50 per hour. Lutheran Senior Services will cover the remaining cost.
The Good Neighbor Program has certain eligibility requirements. To learn more, call Aging Answers at 314.446.2475.
Benefits Assistance Program
Seniors, find benefits and save money! The FREE Benefits Assistance Program is for seniors 60+ (and 50+ with a disability) in the St. Louis Metro area. The Benefits Assistance Program connects area seniors with public and private programs to help with utilities, medical needs, and much more. Average savings per participant can be up to $400.
The Benefits Assistance 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.