October 6, 2011 By News Staff
The state of Delaware launched a website last month that helps individuals find aging, disability and other long-term care services in each county.
The site was launched through the state Department of Health and Social Services through its Aging and Disability Resource Center to help caregivers, family members or individuals in need of long-term care search for services such as adult day care, delivery services from pharmacies, foster care and rehabilitation programs.
From a list of different long-term care service categories, users can select which service they’d like to research and then can specify on the site if they’d like to search by county or do a statewide search for the services, said Lisa Bond, the deputy director of the state Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities.
The resource center is expecting long-term care professionals to use the site because the site includes a special login access for those professionals. Information access from this login may include information on how a program is funded and what eligibility requirements are for a program.
“For some of that information — we may not want the general public to interpret that on their own,” Bond said. “We would want them to call to inquire.”
Previous to the site’s launch, the resource center provided a call center for individuals to call in to ask about aging and disability services. Since the call center is only available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the website’s availability extends beyond typical office hours and caters to individuals who prefer to do their own research on the services, Bond said.
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