Older Americans Act Grant
In 1965 Congress passed the Older Americans Grant Act in response to the growing number of older people. The Older Americans Grant Act has been amended several times since 1965 to develop a wide range of services and opportunities for Older Americans, especially those at risk of losing their independence.
The grant allows Oxford HealthCare’s Community Care Division to help the frail elderly stay in their homes. Our homemaker program provides direct help to seniors and caregivers of seniors, without regard to ability to pay. There is no charge for services. Donations are accepted and go directly to providing additional services to seniors.
Eligibility for this program is determined by age (60 years or older) and need (help with the activities of daily living due to chronic disease, cognitive impairment and age related diseases).
Oxford’s Older Americans Act services are offered in Tulsa, Creek, and Osage counties in northeast Oklahoma.
Oxford HealthCare Services Offered Through Older Americans Act Grant Funds
- Homemaker services – Light housekeeping, errands and grocery shopping.
- Respite – Staffs, supervises and assists the senior while the caregiver takes a much needed break. There is four respite options: companion aide, personal home care, adult day services and respite vouchers.
- Respite for grandparents raising grandchildren – We offer respite vouchers for grandparents holding the sole responsibility of raising their minor grandchildren. The voucher program can be used to help pay for daycare services, babysitters or summer camp.
Other Services Through the Older Americans Act Grant Not Offered by Oxford HealthCare:
- Congregate meal sites
- Home delivered meals (for homebound seniors)
- Transportation assistance
- Legal assistance for seniors
- Caregivers and counseling
- Tulsa Area Agency on Aging