Established in 1978, Hancock County Senior Services provides in-home, non-medical support services to persons over the age of 60, to those with disabilities of any age, and particularly to low-income residents.
Growing older holds new promises and opportunities that just were not found in other generations. Today, special services and programs are available for older adults helping them maintain their personal pride, self-worth, and independence.
Many older adults and individuals with disabilities live alone and need help to feel comfortable and secure. They sometimes hesitate to ask for help. At Hancock County Senior Services, we believe that “the little things make a big difference.”
Services we offer:
Transportation – HCSS is the public transportation provider for Hancock County. This service provides transportation for all residents throughout Hancock County and non-emergency transportation for various destinations residents 60 and over. Vehicles are available Monday to Friday from 7AM to 5PM. Wheelchair transportation is also available. We offer limited service to out-of-county destinations at a premium fare.
Appointments are scheduled first come-first served. Call as early as possible, to ensure your reservation. Seniors age 60 and over, ride to essential destinations for a donation. Those under 60 ride for a nominal fare of $4 per stop. Seniors can also ride to non-essential destinations for a nominal fee of $4 per stop.
Homemaker – Our staff provides housekeeping assistance to seniors and the disabled who need part-time help with household tasks, such as laundry, meal preparation, and cleaning. Income based fee is charged.
Medicare Counseling and Benefits Navigation Available by Appointment. Our counselors can help you navigate the complexities of Medicare and other types of insurance. Call 317-462-3758 for an appointment.
Respite & Assisted Care – Staff provides respite care to relieve a regular caregiver by providing non-medical, in-home supervision to frail seniors or persons with disabilities. Assistance is also provided to individuals who need help with activities of daily living. A nominal fee is charged for this service. Fees are income based.
Handyman – Our handyman provides minor home repairs for a donation. We can also offer assistance with minor technology issues.
Volunteer Services – Volunteers reduce isolation with companionship and assistance for the frail and homebound and help with other projects around the home. Donations appreciated.
Telephone Reassurance – Telephone calls are made to isolated, frail seniors or those with disabilities to check on and reassure them. Donations appreciated.
Information & Referral – The agency has trained personnel who will answer questions about services and community resources and will assist with the appropriate referrals.
Legal Assistance – By appointment only. First Wednesday of each month. An attorney or paralegal from Senior Law Project Outreach at Indiana Legal Services visits the Hancock County Senior Services office on the first Wednesday of each month to do new client intake interviews. Services are limited to seniors age 60+ who are unable to retain a private attorney. Please bring any paperwork that may be relevant to your legal issue.
Equipment Loaning – HCSS has a variety of durable medical equipment (walkers, wheelchairs, etc.) for loan by appointment only. To schedule an appointment to pickup, return, or donate, call 317-462-3758.