SSVBC SERVICES

"SSVBC provides professional services, opportunities and caring support for seniors in Van Buren County, Michigan to enhance their quality of life and living situations."

I & A SPECIALIST

At Senior Services an I & A specialist will help you with specific needs such as:

Finding pertinent information

Finding specific services like

Housing needs

Important resources and much more

If your situation requires or your needs are more complex, our I & A specialist will connect you with a Care Watch Manager.

 

If you wish to contact an I &A Specialist please call 269-237-3607 and ask to speak with someone.

CAREWATCH

A Care Watch Care Manager is a trained, caring professional who will:

Help you complete paperwork to receive services and watch over those services.

Help you determine a course of action if a crisis or change in health happens.

 

Be a support person, someone who knows how and where to get you help.

 

Care Watch is about caring, friendly support. If you are interested in this program please call 269-637-3607 ask to speak with Kia Gray or Jami Branson for more information.

Other services available under this program include assistance with:

Medicare/Medicaid

Emergency Medical Cards

IN-HOME CARE

Senior Services of Van Buren County In-Home Care is the perfect choice for a senior who wants to remain independent but has challenges associated with the activities of daily living.

 

SSVBC In-Home Care Help provide seniors with extra help in managing their daily lives.

Our personal care assistants help with things that encourage activity, provide safety, and bring happiness.

 

Our approach is simple. We get to know each person and develop a specialized plan based upon individual needs.

We go to the senior’s home with one thought in mind, to help and care for a loved one.  

In-home care is an affordable, private pay service.  Visits range from 2 hours to longer stays.  Visits can be once a day, once a week, or just once in a while.

 

Your first step is to call our office (269-637-3607) ask to speak with Shaina Lafferty to find out eligibility requirements, discuss fees, and talk about what services might be available (no cost consultation). 

Schedule your enrollment meeting today.

Ride Easy

Program

Thank you for your interest in the Senior Services of Van Buren County Ride Easy Program.

The program was established to provide qualifying seniors with transportation to and from medical care appointments by connecting seniors with volunteer drivers or handicap accessible rides through Van Buren Emergency Medical Services (VBEMS), as funds allow.

Ride Easy transportation for seniors is provided in partnership with, and partially funded by,  Region IV Area Agency on Aging.

In order to become a Ride Easy Volunteer Rider the following requirements must be met:

Riders must:

 

Be age 60 or above

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Be a resident of Van Buren County
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Provide as much notice as possible

If eligible, please take the following into consideration:

 

This is not an emergency ride service, in case of an emergency please call 911.  
   

Rides are based on the amount of available funding, funding is provided by a grant through Area Agency on Aging!

 

Rides are based on volunteer availability.
Because volunteers and funding are limited, SSVBC may have to limit the number of rides per client per month.


Drivers will only go to and from a medical appointment (i.e., volunteers will not be available to take riders to the store, a friend’s, etc.), any additional arrangements must be pre-approved through the SSVBC Office.


Drivers will only provide transportation for the designated rider, any additional riders will have to be pre-approved through the SSVBC Office

 

Riders must schedule rides directly through the SSVBC office, 269-655-8000.

Additional transportation options:

 

If you have straight Medicaid you can contact the Department of Human Services to discuss your transportation options with your Caseworker.

 

If you have Medicaid with a PPO/HMO, you can attempt to contact your PPO/HMO to discuss your transportation options.  

MMAP

MMAP- Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program

 

To educate, counsel and empower Michigan’s senior citizens and individuals with disabilities, and those who serve them, so that they can make informed health benefit decisions.

 

MMAP, Inc. works through the Area Agencies on Aging to provide high quality and accessible health benefit information and counseling, supported by a statewide network of unpaid and paid skilled professionals.

 

  Meet with a Senior Services staff member or volunteer that has trained through MMAP!

 

Visit MMAP's official Website: http://www.mmapinc.org/