Eligibility Screening and Assessment Coordination Program

The Eligibility Screening and Assessment Coordination Program provides a holistic approach for area seniors in determining the level of need for Older Americans Act services. Every individual must receive an assessment prior to receiving services, and be reassessed yearly. These services may include: home delivered meals, senior center transportation and group dining or home care services. Referrals are made to other programs or resources to assist the needs of the senior.

Please contact Trident Area Agency on Aging at 843-554-2275 for an assessment. 

The Home Delivered Meal program provides assistance with nutrition for homebound seniors. Many of the drivers are volunteers and enjoy the brief daily visit with the seniors on their routes. The drivers provide another set of eyes on the senior to ensure their safety. The meals are provided from Senior Catering, GA Foods and Mom’s Meals, and are delivered through Berkeley Seniors Incorporated, Charleston Area Senior Citizens Services , Dorchester Seniors Incorporated,  and the South Santee Senior and Community Center.

Many area Senior Centers offer group dining and transportation to provide socialization, nutrition, activities and programming for more active older adults. When a senior is unable to provide their own transportation, they often lose contact with the outside world.   Berkeley Seniors Incorporated,  Charleston Area Senior Citizens Services,  Dorchester Seniors Incorporated,  and South Santee Senior and Community Center may be able to provide transportation to a senior center to reduce isolation and loneliness and to increase overall  quality of life. Everyone requesting services will receive a holistic assessment by the Eligibility and Assessment Coordination Program.

Home Care services can provide assistance to a senior with their personal care needs. Every individual must receive an assessment prior to receiving services and be reassessed yearly.  This program serves the home care needs of seniors in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties.