Resources for Seniors

Coordinator on Aging
Otter Tail County Public Health employs a Coordinator on Aging, who is a trained advocate providing assistance to individuals over 60 years of age in Otter Tail County who are in need of services. The coordinator is available to make home visits, meets with clubs or organizations and by telephone.
  1. Provide information about available resources and how to access them for:
    • Advance Health Care Directive (forms)
    • Apartments Plus
    • Assisted Living
    • Community Resources available that may allow people to remain in their home longer
    • Congregate Meals
    • Home Delivered Meals
    • Home Health Aide Services
    • Homemaker Services
    • Homes Plus
    • Insurance Problem Resolution
    • SCAMS / Fraud
    • Senior Rights
    • Skilled Home Nursing Care
    • Transportation Program
  2. Assessment of older persons needs in Otter Tail County
  3. Interaction with public and private agencies to insure coordination of services offered for those over 60.
  4. Advocate to introduce and promote changes in stereotypes, legislation and agency policies which impact negatively on the elderly.
  5. Provide assistance to Senior Citizens Clubs and groups via informational programs, Senior Center activities and support groups.
The Coordinator on Aging is available and qualified to provide you with information and service at no charge. The Advocacy Information / Referral Center is funded in part by a grant from the Federal Older American's Act; administered by the West Central Area on Aging.

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