Services and Programs for the Aging Population


Information and Assistance/Case Coordination

  • Case Management
    Case management helps older persons, persons with disabilities, and caregivers get connected with the services that they need. Case managers help in three ways: 1) assessing (or evaluating) a person's situation and needs; 2) working with individuals and their families to develop "care plans" to map out what kind of services an individual needs, how often they are needed, etc.; and 3) providing ongoing coordination to see that an individual's care needs are being met.
    This service is provided by the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD). For a complete list of services provided by DSAAPD, please visit the DSAAPD services page, the DSAAPD website or contact DSAAPD.
  • Delaware Senior Medicare Patrol Program
    The Delaware Senior Medicare Patrol Program provides public information to encourage people who have Medicare to carefully read their Medicare summary notices and ask questions if they do not think the information is correct. This program also trains people who are retired to help other Medicare beneficiaries get the information they need when they suspect fraud, waste, or abuse of the Medicare program.
    This service is provided by the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD). For a complete list of services provided by DSAAPD, please visit the DSAAPD services page, the DSAAPD website or contact DSAAPD.
  • Food Stamps
    Food Stamps is a program that enables low-income families to buy a variety of food that is the basis for better nutrition.
    This service is provided by the Division of Social Services (DSS). For more information about DSS services, please visit the DSS website or contact DSS.
  • Home & Community
    These services provide case management to individuals who are determined to be eligible for supportive home services as an alternative to institutionalization.
    This service is provided by the Division of Social Services (DSS). For more information about DSS services, please visit the DSS website or contact DSS.
  • Information and Assistance
    Information and Assistance is a service provided by the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities. Through this program, persons who contact the agency can get information and be directed to appropriate programs, services, activities, events, and other community resources related to aging and disabilities in Delaware. This service is available not only to older persons and adults with physical disabilities, but also to family members, caregivers, service professionals, students, and any other interested persons.
    This service is provided by the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD). For a complete list of services provided by DSAAPD, please visit the DSAAPD services page, the DSAAPD website or contact DSAAPD.
  • Nursing Home Transition Program
    The Nursing Home Transition Program is a state-funded program led by Delaware Health and Social Services' Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD). The overall goal of the program is to identify, inform and assist nursing home residents, especially those who are Medicaid-eligible, who want to move to a community-based setting. The program offers individualized case management to accomplish this goal.
    This service is provided by the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD). For a complete list of services provided by DSAAPD, please visit the DSAAPD services page, the DSAAPD website or contact DSAAPD.