The OPTIONS Program through the Agency is an array of long-term
care choices based on assessment by one of our professional Care Managers and
establishment of a care plan with the consumer and his or her family. The Care
Manager works with the family to cooperatively determine the kinds of services
that will help the frail elderly consumer remain in his home for as long as
practical. Where possible, the consumer’s choice of service provider will be
contacted to serve his/her needs. One of the goals of the OPTIONS Program in
Wayne County is to give as much choice as possible to the consumer for the kind
of services he needs and for the provider of those services. Programs are being
developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and Wayne County Area Agency
on Aging to increase choices for seniors who wish to remain in their homes as
long as possible while receiving family and community agency help for the
necessary things they can no longer do on their own.

OPTIONS Core Services Include:

Adult Day Services
Care Management
Consumer Reimbursement:
  •    -Consumer Directed Personal Care
  •    -Pest Control/Fumigation
 Emergent Services:
  •    -OPTIONS core services
  •    -overnight shelter
  •    -emergency life sustaining supplies
Non-congregate In-Home Meals
Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)
Personal Care Services (agency model)