In-Home Services (OPTIONS)

The Issue

Most seniors want to stay in their homes as they age. Moving comes with both physical and emotional stress, and many seniors are afraid of leaving behind beloved neighbors and a family home full of memories. However, the truth is that for many seniors living at home alone can be unhealthy and even dangerous.

Our Impact

GECAC's Area Agency on Aging helps more than 7,000 seniors throughout Erie County remain independent.


Many seniors find that as they get older they can't always do the day-to-day things they need to stay safe and healthy on their own. Seniors need someone to help them with things like cooking, cleaning, and even taking a bath. Care management is designed to assist seniors and their families in managing daily activities and medical conditions more effectively. If staying in your home is important to you, GECAC can help provide the following services:

  • Personal care. Is bathing, washing your hair, or dressing getting harder to do?
  • Household chores. Do you need help with chores like housecleaning, grocery shopping, or laundry?
  • Meals. Can't grocery shop or prepare meals?
  • Health care. Do you forget to take your medicine?


  • Age 60 or older.
  • Determined to be in need of services in order to maintain independence.
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Aging Information
814-459-4581 Ext. 400