The purpose of Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care is to serve as the lead planning, funding and advocacy agency for older adults, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers. Our mission is based on the goal of maintaining maximum independence through service provision and is guided by the core values of:
RESPECT, DIGNITY, COMPASSION, HONESTY, CONFIDENTIALITY, COMMITMENT & INFORMED PROFESSIONALISM.
Serve as lead agency for planning and the development of coordinated systems for the delivery of home and community-based services for older adults, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers.
Provide access to programs and services that will meet the needs of vulnerable individuals.
Advocate on behalf of older people, special minorities and those in greatest economic and social need for preventative programs and services that will promote a quality of life and enhance or maintain wellness, healthy functioning and independent living in the community.
Achieve positive outcomes for older adults, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers through arrangements with community agencies for a range of home and community based long-term care services.
Collaborate with public and private organizations to form partnerships which leverage resources that will improve and expand programs and services for older adults, individuals with disabilites, their families and caregivers.
Seek non-traditional sources of funding to enhance services and programs in the community.
We, the members of Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care team, serve the elderly and individuals with disabilities of Oneida County as well as their families. We assess individuals to identify unmet physical, medical, psychological, social, and financial needs. Care plans are created and implemented together with individuals and their families. Appropriate and available services are provided and referrals made to other agencies when needed. We monitor the plans, evaluate their effectiveness and adjust them as necessary.