EISEP In-Home Services for the Elderly

How can EISEP help? Two types of services are provided under EISEP

  • Case Management
  • Non-Medical in-home service


Case Management - All EISEP clients receive individual Case Management. The Case Manager assesses, coordinates and adjusts appropriate non-medical in-home services. The beginning steps include screening, financial assessment and formulating a service or care plan.  


In-Home Services - In-home services are designed to assist the client with non-medical in-home needs. There are two types of in-home needs:Housekeeping/Chore services - Provides help with light housekeeping, preparing meals, shopping, laundry and running errands. Homemaking/Personal Care - Provides all of the above plus help with bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting and walking.


Who is eligible? 

  •  Functionally impaired in at least one activity of daily living such as bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, mobility, meal preparation, toileting or transferring
  • Needs assistance with two (2) activities such as shopping, laundry, housekeeping, preparing meals, or using the telephone.


What does it cost? - There is no cost for the assessment and case management aspects of the program, although receiving in-home services may require cost-sharing based on your income.


How to receive EISEP services - To find out the eligibility requirements, please call the Madison County Office for the Aging and ask to speak to a Case Manager. The applicant must, as a part of the application process, disclose financial information including monthly income and resources to determine if they will have a cost share amount.


An EISEP applicant is entitled to a full assessment and to confidentiality. The applicant will be asked to sign a service agreement which states the terms for eligibility, services to be provided, and the amount of the cost share, if any. Regardless of eligibility, this is not an entitlement program. The Office for the Aging may place clients on a waiting list in the event that service requests exceed program resources.