Homebound Services & Supports

The Area Agency on Aging has several programs and services to assist the homebound.

Home Delivered Meals


Meals on Wheels is available to homebound individuals age 60 and over, who are unable to cook and do not have someone who is able to cook for them. Individuals under 60 years of age may purchase meals for a daily fee through the Mealtime Express Program. For more information regarding Meals on Wheels, please contact us by phone at 607-753-5084 or regarding Mealtime Express, please contact us by phone at 607-753-5061.
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Project Lifesaver


Project Lifesaver is a public safety program to locate missing persons, of any age, who are at risk for wandering due to Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, autism or Down’s syndrome. A participant in Project Lifesaver is fitted with a transmission device that looks similar to a watch.
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Should the individual wander and become lost, Sheriff’s department personnel will respond with tracking equipment with the objective to find the individual and return him or her home safely. Project Lifesaver is available to any child or adult who is at risk to wander and who has a 24 hour, 7 day a week caregiver. For more information about Project Lifesaver contact the Area Agency on Aging by phone at 607-753-5060 or by e-mail.

Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program (EISEP)


This program provides several services within a person’s home to ensure that they can safely remain in their home as long as possible. The services available through the EISEP program include:
  • Case Management
  • Non-Medical In-Home Services
  • Respite
  • Ancillary Services
  • Case Management
  • Non-Medical In-Home Services
  • Respite
  • Ancillary Services
To be eligible for EISEP services the individual must be:
  1. At least 60 years of age.
  2. Functionally impaired in at least 1 activity of daily living such as dressing, bathing, personal care; or 2 activities or instrumental activities of daily living such as housekeeping, laundry, preparing meals, or shopping.
  3. Not a Medicaid recipient or eligible for similar services under other community programs.
  4. Able to be maintained safely at home.
  5. Have 1 or more informal caregiver.
  6. Income eligibility is required as well based on yearly guidelines given by the state government.
For more information, please contact us at 607-753-5060.

Handyman Program


This program provides assistance with minor home repairs and installs safety devices and equipment for income eligible home owners 60 years of age and older.

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Make A Ramp


The Area Agency on Aging purchases and owns modular aluminum ramp systems that can be installed for short-term or long-term use of individuals age 60 and older.

Information & Assistance Program


This program provides information and access to the services offered through the Area Agency on Aging, as well as acts as a referral source to other community agencies and programs.
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The Caregivers Resource Center (CRC)


This service provides information and support to families caring for an older adult in the community. These services include:
  • Counseling
  • Informational workshops
  • A caregiver support group
  • Caregivers information in the newsletter
  • Respite programs
  • Resource library
  • Personal emergency response systems
  • Escort aide transportation
  • Support to grandparents raising grandchildren
Note: The emergency response systems are limited.

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NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care


NY Connects is a free, unbiased resource, to people of all ages, that provides referrals to information needed to make informed decisions about long term care. For more information contact NY Connects by phone at 607-756-3485 or by email. NY Connects provides information on:
  • Home care services
  • Home delivered meals
  • Counseling and support
  • Support groups
  • Respite care
  • Medical and assistive equipment
  • Transportation
  • Residential housing options
  • Home modifications
  • Personal Emergency Response Systems
  • Planning for long term care
  • Paying for long term care