The South Carolina Department on Aging (SCDOA) enhances the quality of life for seniors in South Carolina.
The SCDOA works with 10 regional Area Agencies on Aging and a network of local organizations to develop and manage services that help seniors remain independent in their homes and in their communities.
Meet the present and future needs of seniors and to enhance the quality of life for older South Carolinians through advocating, planning and developing resources in partnership with federal, state and local governments, non-profits, the private sector and individuals.
Provide leadership, advocacy and collaboration to assure a full spectrum of services, so that South Carolina seniors and/or adults with disabilities can enjoy an enhanced quality of life, contribute to their communities, have economic security and receive the support necessary to age with choice and dignity.
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The Cost of Not Caring for Our Elderly
Ignoring our older citizens and neglecting their needs leaves an unforgivable scar on our society. In addition to our moral obligation, there is also a financial obligation to help our most vulnerable citizens. The South Carolina Department on Aging spends, on average, $1,400 per client each year to help keep them out of nursing homes that would cost Medicaid approximately $52,000 annually.
We have identified over 8,000 seniors waiting for basic services, such as meals, home care and transportation. Providing low-cost home and community-based services such as meals, home care, transportation and home modifications saves a tremendous amount of money. By using creativity and common sense, the SCDOA's innovative and efficient programs can reduce the burden on taxpayers.
In 2017, the South Carolina Department on Aging launched GetCareSC.com, a website dedicated to matching seniors with available resources. Seniors, caregivers, and adults with disabilities can use their zip code to search our database to find transportation, day care, meals, and in-home care in their respective areas.
If you can't find what you're looking for at GetCareSC.com, or you'd rather talk to a person, please call the South Carolina Department on Aging at 1-800-868-9095 or contact your local Area Agency on Aging.
Report State Agency Fraud (Office of the Inspector General)
To report fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, or misconduct within or involving a state agency, call the State Inspector General at 1-855-723-7283 (1-855-SC-Fraud), or visit the State Inspector General’s website to file a complaint online.