KEDDO

KEDDO

Purpose

It is the mission of the Kiamichi Economic Development District of Oklahoma (KEDDO) Area Agency on Aging (AAA) to develop greater capacity and foster the development and implementation of comprehensive and coordinated systems to serve older individuals. The intent is to secure and maintain maximum independence and dignity in a home environment for older individuals capable of self-care with supportive services, remove individual and social barriers to economic and personal independence for older individuals; provide a continuum of care for vulnerable older individuals and to secure the opportunity for older individuals to receive managed in-home and community based long term care services.  The KEDDO AAA serves people aged sixty and older in Choctaw, Haskell, Latimer, LeFlore, Pittsburg, Pushmataha and McCurtain Counties.

Contact

Kim Rose, Director
KEDDO
1002 Hwy. 2 North
Wilburton, OK  74578
(918) 465-2367
(800) 722-8180
www.keddo.org/  
Senior Info Line
(800) 211-2116

Eligibility

  • Individuals age 60 and older; and
  • Under special conditions, persons under 60 may be eligible for certain services (i.e., the spouse of an individual 60 or older, or a person with a disability residing with an eligible person or caregiver, or a grandparent or older relative caregiver, 55 or older, living with and providing care for a child 18 or younger).

AT Services Provided/Covered

  • Information & Referral
  • Locating Alternate Funding
  • Training for Consumer & Family

AT Devices Provided/Covered

  • No AT devices are provided or covered.

Application Process

  • Contact KEDDO AAA to request information about services provided.

Pieces of the Puzzle

  • Through funding from the Older Americans Act, KEDDO, AAA services include; nutrition services (both congregate and home delivered meals), transportation, information and assistance, outreach, home repair, legal assistance, health promotion, medication management, nutrition education, caregiver supplemental services and long-term care ombudsman.
  • The KEDDO AAA, has partnered with the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma whose Masonic Charities Foundation has contributed funds to be used to provide direct services to benefit the elderly age 55 and over. The highest priority of the Masonic Charities Foundation is to provide services that the AAA is not already funding. The AAA must offer a variety of services and the funding will not supplant or duplicate any services that the AAA is currently providing. Guidelines for the Masonic Assistance Program include:
    • Must reside in the KEDDO AAA Planning Service Area
    • Must be 55 years of age or older
    • The program is a first come/first served basis, while funding is available
    • The program may only be utilized once
  • Respite services are provided under a contracted project. Services include caregiver voucher assistance and grandparents raising grandchildren voucher assistance.
  • KEDDO partners with Oklahoma ABLE Tech to provide an assistive technology device demonstration program. The AT demonstrations can assist a person or small group of individuals the opportunity to explore one or more assistive technology devices to assist in the decision-making process about device purchase or utilization.