Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG): Area Agency on Aging

Overview

NACOG is a nonprofit membership corporation representing local governments to provide a wide variety of services within the four Arizona counties of Apache, Coconino, Navajo, and Yavapai.

The Area Agency on Aging program's purpose is to develop a comprehensive and coordinated system to deliver services to older individuals.  The agency is charged with securing and maintaining maximum independence and dignity for older persons and with removing individual social barriers to economic and personal independence.

Duties

There are two programs:

  • The Family Caregiver Support Program, a federal program enacted through the Older Americans Act Amendments of 2000.  The goals of the program are to provide supportive services to qualified individuals who provide care for an elderly person living at home, or to grandparent(s) raising a relative under the age of 19.  The services offered include:
    • case management
    • respite
    • caregiver training
    • home repair
    • assistive devices
    • legal assistance
  • Medicare/Benefits Counseling Program, a program where trained counselors assist with questions about:
    • Medicare
    • Medigap insurance
    • other public benefits

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For more information, visit the organization’s website.