Learn About... Assistance

Limited financial assistance is available to seniors who meet LCSS's income and asset guidelines.*  

Personal Care: 

   In-home assistance with grooming such as bathing, dressing, and toileting.

Respite Care:

   Short-term care or companionship for a senior so that a family member who is a senior's caregiver can be better supported.

Medication Management:

   LCSS offers a Medication Management program for Leelanau County seniors.  This in home service provides a nurse to assist you with management of prescription, and over-the-counter medication, as well as nutritional supplements.


   Assistance with routine household tasks to maintain a clean and healthy living environment for older individuals with functional limitations.  

Dental Assistance:

   Is available for qualifying seniors.

Eye Glass Assistance:

   Eligible seniors can receive assistance towards the purchase of one pair of regular frames/prescription lenses every two years.

Hearing Aid Assistance:

   Seniors may receive assistance towards the purchase of one hearing aid per ear in a lifetime.

Heating/Utility Assistance:

   Seniors may receive assistance in paying utility bills.

Legal Assistance:

  Seniors may receive assistance with simple wills, power of attorney, medical directives, and other legal documents.

Unmet Needs Assistance:

  Seniors may receive assistance with unpaid medical, safety related repairs/house/car.

*Income and asset tested through application and home evaluation process.

This page last updated on 8/7/2023.