In 1986 care/case management was a very new concept. Carol Heape helped develop and institute a care/case management program for El Dorado County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) with one time only funds from California Department of Aging. The one year program was not renewed but Carol recognized the value of Care Management for client/families who were searching for answers. Shortly thereafter in May 1988 Carol went on to establish Elder Options, the first care management/home care company in the Sacramento Region.
Growth and expansion continue to frame Elder Options, Inc. to this day with the goal of helping client/families live life fully every day. Home care services, respite care services, working with long-term care insurance companies along with local, regional and state agency contracts contribute to the depth of services available to the community. Current contracts include:
Alta California Regional Center: Respite Care Services -Children/Adults
Department of Health Care Services: Assisted Living Waiver Program (ALWP)-Medi-Cal eligible adults
Long-Term Care Companies: Clients with LTC coverage
National M.S. Society: Care Coordination Services-Clients with multiple sclerosis
Health & Human Services- El Dorado County: MSSP/FCSP/Public Guardian
El Dorado Community Foundation Grant: Veterans Transportation Services
Elder Options, Inc. providing solutions for older adults, individuals with chronic health challenges, neuro-diverse children/adults and their families. Working with clients/families to ensure a life lived fully every day.