Our primary mission is to help older adults and people with disabilities to live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible.
The Purchase Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living (AAAIL) administers federally and state funded aging programs. The AAAIL plans, coordinates, and advocates for the development of comprehensive, community-based services to help seniors remain as independent as possible in their homes and communities. The AAAIL also is responsible for administration, technical assistance, and monitoring of these programs.
Aging & Disability Resource Center
An information and referral source for one-stop shopping for aging and disability programs and services available.
Elder Abuse Prevention
Education to increase public awareness of elder abuse, neglect, exploitation and its prevention.
Family Caregiver Support Program
Services include information, assistance, caregiver counseling, training, support groups, respite care, and supplemental services assisting the following: (1) the caregiver of any age caring for an elderly person aged 60 or older; (2) seniors aged 60 or older who are caregivers to relative children under the age of 19 years, with diagnosed mental retardation or developmental disabilities.
Kentucky Veterans Directed Care
Offers eligible veterans a flexible budget to purchase services that help them to live independently at home in the community rather than in an institution.
Kentucky Homecare Program
A client’s situation is reviewed so that a care plan can be developed and implemented to provide appropriate, comprehensive, and timely services. Services do not replace medical care, but are designed to help meet the needs of daily living.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman
A service designed to receive, investigate, and resolve complaints on behalf of residents in long-term care facilities.
Participant Directed Services
A program for Medicaid Waiver eligible consumers of any age who choose to direct their own care. Allows flexibility in who and when services are provided.
Senior Community Service Employment Program
Provides part-time training opportunities for low-income individuals 55 years of age or older who wish to enter or re-enter the workforce.
State Health Insurance Assistance
Provides one-on-one assistance with Medicare, Medicaid, and other public/private benefit programs.
Older Americans Act
Title III of the Older Americans Act provides programs such as supportive services, legal assistance, congregate and home-delivered meals, health promotion, and caregiving services to assist citizens aged 60 or older.
- Supportive Services are provided through Senior Citizens Centers located in each county and serve as a focal point for information, services, and advocacy for seniors, as well as, a wide range of recreational, social and volunteer opportunities.
- Legal Services provides counseling and/or assistance on legal matters, legal advocacy, legal education, advice in civil matters, and/or representation before some administrative board or judicial body.
- Nutrition Services program provides congregate and home-delivered noon meals prepared and delivered throughout the region. Each county’s senior center has the contract to provide meals in that county.
- Health Promotion Services provides education and assistance in the health promotion areas related to Mental Health and Medication Management.
The Purchase AAAIL programs are funded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky through the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Aging and Independent Living, and by the US Department for Health and Human Services under the Older Americans Act. Other funds are provided from Medicaid Waiver, Department of Labor, the Nutrition Service Incentive Program and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Local funds are also provided to support these programs.
ANSWERS. ADVOCACY. ACTION.
Purchase Area Development District
Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living
1002 Medical Drive, Mayfield, KY 42066
Brent Carman, Associate Director
Policies and Procedures
The Policy and Procedures manual consists of general guidelines for the operation of each program administered by the Purchase Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living. Each chapter represents a different program.