Resources by County
A directory of in-home services and service providers available within each county in the NC-FH’s region and statewide. Published in partnership with the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, this directory is especially helpful for frail elderly people in danger of institutionalization and for hospitals, health departments and other health professionals to identify support systems to implement the Client Assessment, Referral, & Evaluation (CARE) Program.
A monthly call occurs on the third Wednesday of each month from 2 to 3 p.m. This call features an expert in a topic of interest to caregivers.
The call is free to all participants and enables caregivers to gain information, participate in an educational program, and confer with other caregivers while remaining in their homes and without needing to arrange care for the care receiver.
Dial toll-free 888-468-1195
Enter PIN 801707 followed by the # key
State your name followed by the # key
The Older Kansans Employment Program (OKEP) serves Kansans age 55 and over and employers in the four trade areas of Manhattan, Junction City, Salina and Emporia. The mission of OKEP is to provide quality services that enable Kansans over 55 to be employed.
Services provided include job search assistance, job readiness and job retention counseling, job development and placement assistance, referral to appropriate classroom training, mentoring and life skills counseling, outreach to enhance employer and public awareness, and advocacy for older job seekers and older workers. All services are available on a contribution basis.
Section 8 Choice Voucher Program
The Section 8 Choice Voucher Program provides housing subsidies to qualified low-income persons who lease private, unsubsidized dwelling units. Subsidy is provided in the form of Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) which are paid directly to the landlord on a monthly basis as long as the family remains a program participant.
Before becoming a program participant, the family must apply for the waiting list and submit required documents to verify eligibility. Eligibility is based on income limits published by HUD annually. The housing staff uses the very-low income guidelines to determine eligibility. Periodically, the waiting list is closed when there is a sufficient pool of applicants. Participants must attend a required briefing and agree to abide by HUD rules.
Tenant Based Rental Assistance
Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) is a program funded by the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation that helps low-income families with one time housing-related expenses. The Agency provides assistance with one time housing-related expenses including security deposits for utilities and rent. The Agency provides this assistance in the 17 participating counties which have signed cooperative agreements.
Note: We cannot accept applications until further funding becomes available.
Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK)
SHICK is the Kansas component of the federal Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) that is funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). As a SHICK partner, the NC-FH AAA recruits and provides training for a network of 70 volunteer counselors located throughout the 18-county region who answer questions, explain benefits, and help solve health insurance problems. SHICK Counselors are particularly busy each year during the Open Enrollment Period, Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, helping Medicare beneficiaries compare and enroll in prescription drug insurance plans.
Contact a SHICK Counsler
To ask questions or to make an appointment for a face-toface meeting call 1-800-432-2703
You may also send an e-mail to Karen.
The Long Term Care Services Department helps seniors, caregivers and people with disabilities successfully remain in their home or transition from hospitals to home and remain beyond the doorways of nursing homes by assessing their needs, identifying resource options and helping them access and link to an array of helpful services in their community.