Personal Care

The OCCOA In-Home Service Department provides  personal care to eligible older adults in Otsego County (60 years of age or older). Our current staff of 11 service providers provide services to over 250 clients. Our department’s goal is to assist older adults in maintaining a healthy and clean environment in which to live independently for as long as is safely possible. Service is available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., for those who qualify. Frequency of service is determined by need, as assessed by our Medical Resource Coordinator.

OCCOA In-Home Service Coordinator Marcella May

Frequently Asked Questions


Programs are designed to provide services that promote independent living at an affordable cost. Clients are encouraged to make a donation for the services they receive.

  • Assistance with showers
  • Hair care
  • Dressing


Yes! Respite care is available for up to three hours twice a month or for two hours weekly.

You may contact OCCOA’s medical resource coordinator, who will conduct an assessment to determine services you qualify for.

No. Services are determined by medical need and age.

Our medical resource coordinator can help you find someone who is qualified for this type of assistance.

Service providers may bathe, dry, and put lotion on your feet, but they may not cut or trim nails. This type of assistance is available at our monthly foot care clinics.

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.”
~ Morrie Schwartz