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The Ombudsman Program of NACOG exists to protect the human and civil rights of Long-Term Care residents and to promote their autonomy through individual and collective advocacy efforts to enhance their quality of life in long-term care settings.
Northern Arizona Council Of Governments 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 NACOG Area Agency on Aging, Region III, serves clients in the four Northern Counties of Arizona, excluding the reservations. We are a part of a national network of organizations, established under the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA) to respond to the needs of Older Adults. There are more than 650 Area Agencies on Aging throughout the United States.
All Area Agencies advocate, plan, coordinate, develop and deliver services for seniors 60 years and older and for family caregivers. To meet its objectives, the NACOG Area Agency contracts with over 20 social service providers, health departments and nutrition sites to deliver services that assist the elderly, helping them to remain in their homes as long as possible. Nearly 400,000 hot meals are served to seniors in the region each year and more than 40,000 hours of in-home care are provided.
Direct service through Area Agency staff is also available for legal advocacy, benefits counseling and through the ombudsman program. Staff and volunteers regularly visit Northern Arizona communities for the purpose of training, educating and advocating on important senior issues, and meeting individually with senior clients.
The Older Americans Act and Social Service Block Grants through the Social Security Act primarily fund the Area Agency on Aging (AAA). The Arizona Department of Economic Security, Aging and Adult Administration allocate funds on a regional basis, to the AAA. Fees are not charged for most of the services offered, however, client donations are encouraged and insure the stability and success of all programs offered through the AAA.
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