Senior Care Services

2015 Medicare Plan Assistance | Caregiving Services | In-Home Respite Care | Adult Daycare | Social Services

2015 Medicare Plan Assistance

Do you have Medicare?
Do you have questions?
Do you have difficulty paying your Medicare costs?
KVSS Representatives can help.

If you currently have Medicare Hospital or Medicare Medical Insurance (Parts A and/or B) you can enroll or re-enroll in a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) or Medicare Advantage Plan with Prescription Coverage (MAPD) from October 15 through December 7, 2014.

This period is called the Annual Coordinated Election Period and your newly chosen Medicare Part D plan takes effect on January 1 of the following year.

Call 304-348-0707 to chat with your representative:

Cindy: So. Charleston, St. Albans, Nitro, Cross Lanes

Gail: North Charleston, Dunbar, Institute, South Hills, Fort Hill, Corridor G, Davis Creek, Alum Creek, Loudendale

Janet: Cambell's Creek, Malden, Belle, Rand, Cedar Grove, Glasgow, London, Shrewsbury, Montgomery, Marmet, Hernshaw, Chesapeake, Chelyn, Cabin Creek, Sharon, Dawes, East Bank, Hansford, Pratt, Handley Terrace, Jarrett Terrace, Lippert Terrace, Carroll Terrace, Lee Terrace

Janice: Sissonville, Elkview, Clendenin, Pinch, Quick

Lindsay: Brooks Manor, Agsten Manor, Jacob Arbors, Charleston Arbors, The West Side, The East End


Caregiving Services

KVSS Community Health Program helps keep seniors and disabled individuals in the place they are most comfortable- their home.

Caregivers are trained in CPR, First Aid, and caregiving skills to assist with bathing, dressing, meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, and necessary errands.

Direct Personal Care services are through:

  • Veterans Administration Caregiving Program
  • Medicaid Aged and Disabled Waiver Program
  • Medicaid Personal Care Program
  • Lighthouse Program
Call KVSS at (304)348-0707 to speak with a Social Service Representative to get detailed information.

In-Home Respite Care

KVSS Family Caregiver Program has In-Home Respite Services that give relief to unpaid caregivers, whether family member or friends. Trained Staff can come into the loved one's home and let the caregiver run errands, go to work, or simply get rest. The best part is that caregivers have the peace of mind knowing their loved one is safe in the comfort of their own home.

A "Plan of Care" is developed according to the personality and interests so that the time is stimulating and rewarding.

Respite services are available for those who need only minimal physical assistance. Days and hours are determined on an individual basis depending on the need and availability of hours of the program and staff. There are 2 respite programs available: One for those with Alzheimer's or any other physician diagnosed dementia and one for those who do not have a diagnosis.

Most of the costs of in-home respite services are paid for through the Family Alzheimer's In-Home Respite (FAIR) program or the Older American's Act. Our caregivers are trained in CPR, First Aid, OSHO regulations, homebound caregiving skills, and Alzheimer's and dementia care. Family members and friends are also offered training, counseling, support, and referral services upon request.


Adult Day Center

Family Caregiver Program has group respite services that give relief to unpaid caregivers, whether family member or friends. Caregivers can drop their loved ones off at the KVSS "Our Place" Adult Day Center and run errands, go to work, or simply get rest. The best part is that caregivers have the peace of mind knowing their loved one is in a safe, social, stimulating, and supervised environment.

"Our Place" Adult Day Center is conveniently located on the first floor of the Tiskelwah Senior Center, located at 600 Florida Street on Charleston's West Side. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5:30 pm and local transportation is available and tours of the center can be arranged.

Respite services are available for those who need only minimal physical assistance. Days and hours are determined on an individual basis depending on the need and availability of hours of the program and staff.

Most of the costs of group respite services are paid for through the Older American's Act and the state Family Alzheimer's In-Home Respite (FAIR) program.

Our caregivers are trained in CPR, First Aid, OSHO regulations, housebound caregiving skills, and Alzheimer's and dementia care. Family members and friends are also offered training, counseling, support, and referral services upon request.

Our clients include adults both with Alzheimer's disease or other related dementias who need only minimal physical assistance and who would benefit from socialization and stimulating activities to enrich their lives.

The KVSS Caregiver Day Program's small group setting allows for increased interaction between staff and participants with emphasis on stimulating the whole person: cognitively, physically, spiritually, and socially. All programming is designed to help maintain cognitive abilities, memory enhancement and life enrichment

Programming is based on the Best Friends Approach where clients and staff share meals, music, exercise, dance, laughter, reminiscence, socialization and community service projects.

Friends that attend, "Our Place" Adult Day Center experience days full of smiles and laughter while engaging in lifelong interests along with opportunities to experience new activities. Families also tell us that their loved ones look forward to being with their friends at the center.

Family members have told us that our Adult Day Program does much more than help the caregiver and provide respite. They have reported that their loved ones seem happier, exhibit fewer troublesome behaviors, sleep through the night more frequently, and report feeling more useful by helping with community service projects and being involved in volunteer opportunities.


Social Services

Social Services Program offers information, referral, and assistance to seniors and the disabled through personalized one-on-one consultation. Trained representatives connect those in need to programs and services at KVSS, other non-profits, charitable organizations, and government agencies.

KVSS helps with:

  • Medicare and Medicaid Counseling
  • Prescription Assistance
  • Locating HUD Housing
  • Home Heating
  • Supplemental Food

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