Older Adult and Seniors Service (OASS)
For any information regarding senior services call 780-987-8308 or CSOC@devon.ca
OASS provides preventative social programs to assist older adults (anyone aged 55 or over), seniors and persons with disabilities to maintain their independence and enhance their quality of life. The OASS program is there to connect you to available resources, assist with applying for benefits and subsidies, coordinate temporary short term respite (via our service providers), and can provide referrals to other agencies. OASS works with community partners to provide necessary support to allow people to live as independently as possible.
OASS In-Home Support Program
OASS offers two housekeeping programs, Lighter Help At Home and Heavier Help at Home, both of which are available to eligible clients aged 65+ and / or clients with disabilities / restrictive medical needs (more information HERE). These services are available with or without subsidy which is determined following an income based assessment. Information on current subsidies available can be found below.
Subsidy and Eligibility
Applicants to these programs will be assessed for subsidy eligibility. The Coordinator will go through al the requirements and potential opportunities for subsidy during the initial intake session.
Current LIGHTER HOME HELP subsidy thresholds.
Current HEAVIER HOME HELP subsidy thresholds.
These amounts will change annually to match thresholds set by the Government of Alberta's Special Needs Assistance subsidy program, which is reviewed and adjusted each July.