Senior Care Act (SCA)

The Senior Care Act (SCA) program was established by the Kansas Legislature to assist older Kansans who have functional limitations in self-care and independent living, but who are able to reside in a community based residence if some services are provided. The program provides in-home services to persons who contribute to the cost of services based on their ability to pay. The program is for Kansas residents, age 60 or older. Senior Care Act services vary by county but may include such things as attendant care, respite care, homemaker, chore services, and adult day care. Services are offered on a sliding fee scale based on income and assets for customers who functionally qualify. A plan of care outlining the services needed is developed based on a functional assessment. Customers pay between donation and 100% of the cost of the service. The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services administers the program through the Area Agency on Aging (AAA).

  • Eligibility Guidelines - Must meet SCA Income eligibility guidelines and meet the SCA functional threshold score based on a functional assessment. Income guidelines are adjusted annually in July.

For more information regarding the services in your area, contact the AAA at 855-200-2372.