In-Home Services for Seniors

What is the LIGHTHOUSE Program?

The LIGHTHOUSE Program began in 2007 as a result of legislation introduced by Governor Joe Manchin III and passed by the 78th Legislature of West Virginia to expand senior services throughout the State.  By receiving a variety of supportive assistance through the program, seniors are able to remain in their communities and continue to live in the comfort of their own homes.

What Services are Provided?
The LIGHTHOUSE Program provides support in four areas:

    Personal Care:  Grooming, Bathing, Dressing, and Toileting
    Mobility:  Transferring In/Out of bed and Walking
    Nutrition: Meal Preparation, Eating, and Grocery/Pharmacy Shopping
    Environment:  Light Housecleaning, Making/Changing Bed, and Laundry

Who is eligible for the LIGHTHOUSE Program?
There are three criteria:

    60+ years of age;
    Medically eligible based on a functional evaluation by the senior aging program's RN; and
    Financially eligible, determinied by a sliding fee schedule.

How many hours of service can be provided and who provides them?
An individual can receive up to sixty hours of Lighthouse services per month.  Raleigh County Commission on Aging will employ caregivers who provide in-home assistance through the program.

Is there a fee for LIGHTHOUSE services?
Yes. Participants are expected to provide a cost share of the hourly cost for the service.  The cost share is calculated using a sliding fee based on the individual's monthly income minus their medical expenses.  The minimum cost share will be $1.50 per hour of service received by the participant.

To learn more about the LIGHTHOUSE program, please contact the Raleigh County Commission on Aging, Inc.
at (304) 255-1397 ext. 110 or toll free at (800) 463-4780.
Speak with LIGHTHOUSE nurse, Debbie Mills, RN or email her here.