Care Guidance & Services

CAPCOG through its Aging Services program, which runs the Area Agency on Aging (AAACAP) and the Aging and Disabilities Resource Center of the Capital Area (ADRC-CAP), provides a number of services and supports for older adults, those with disabilities and their caregivers.

Care Guidance & Services


Benefits Counseling

AAACAP Benefits Counseling Program provides HICAP/SHIP-certified Medicare Benefit Counselors to answer questions about Medicare health care coverage, issues and public benefits. A benefit counselor provides information and counseling free of charge to seniors 60 years of age or older and to Medicare beneficiaries of any age.



Care Coordination

The Care Coordination Program assists older adults, those who are 60 years and older, who were recently hospitalized or suffered a health crisis and reside in CAPCOG's 10-county region. It provides short-term services to help clients remain independent and make future plans.



Caregiver Support

The Caregiver Support Program offers support and respite for families and friends caring for adults older than 60. If caregiving responsibilities are affecting someone's work, health, social life or family life, the Caregiver Support Program can help.



Health & Wellness

Health and Wellness Programs provide older adults with the tools to maintain and manage their health, to live as independently as possible. All Health and Wellness programs are Evidence Based Interventions that have been proven effective to help older adults to improve and/or maintain their physical, mental and emotional health, reduce their risk of falling, and better manage their chronic diseases.



Information, Referral & Assistance

The Information, Referral and Assistance Program provides information about human services available in the ten-county Capital Area. The program is staffed by information, referral and assistance specialists.



Medication Screening

The Senior Medication Safety Program, funded in part by a generous grant from the St. David’s Foundation, helps adults 60 and older and elder caregivers reduce the risk of negative medication interactions, reactions and related problems. The Area Agency on Aging partners with selected pharmacists, who review participants' medications, supplements and vitamins and provide a written report on when and how to take the products or what special precautions to consider.