MAG Aging & Family Services

586 E 800 N
Orem, UT 84097
(385) 286-5926

AAAs Serve Communities

One of the OAA’s (Older Americans Act) foundational principles is that the programs and services created to help support consumers in their homes and communities are customized to meet their individual needs. There’s nothing one-size-fits-all about AAAs or the services they offer their clients!

Roles of all AAAs: Assess community needs and develop and fund programs that respond to those needs; educate and provide direct assistance to consumers about available community resources for long-term services and supports; serve as portals to care by assessing multiple service needs, determining eligibility, authorizing or purchasing services and monitoring the appropriateness and cost effectiveness of services; and demonstrate responsible fiscal stewardship by maximizing use of public and private funding to serve as many consumers as possible.

All AAAs offer five core services under the OAA:

ELDER RIGHTS includes abuse prevention and long-term care ombudsman programs

CAREGIVERS

NUTRITION

HEALTH & WELLNESS

SUPPORTIVE SERVICES

  • Information and referral
  • In-home services
  • Homemaker & chore services
  • Transportation
  • Case management
  • Home modification
  • Legal services

Below is a list of services provided at MAG Aging & Family Service. Visit their website to learn more about the services specifically provided by this local Aging Agency.

Meals Assistance

MAG’s senior nutrition program provides a hot, nutritious lunch to seniors age 60+ in Utah, Wasatch & Summit counties. The meal is provided to seniors 60 years of age or older and/or the spouse of someone 60 years of age or older. Suggested donation for each meal is $3.The program serves more than 800 seniors each day.

For those who are homebound, meals can be delivered to your home through Meals on Wheels.

For those who are able to get out on their own, lunch is served at most city seniors centers daily.

For more information, visit our meals section or call 801-229-3802.

Veterans Services

Call MAG Aging & Family Services at 801-229-3811.

Elder Abuse, Ombudsman

Ombudsman are empowered to resolve issues surrounding the care and quality of life for people living in long-term care facilities (nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and intermediate care facilities for the intellectually disabled). An Ombudsman is an advocate for the resident and represents the residents’ interests. As a trained staff member of the State of Utah Long-term Care Ombudsman program, our ombudsmen are screened and extensively trained.

An Ombudsman can:

  • Be an objective advocate
  • Provide education related to residents’ rights
  • Abuse prevention and other related topics
  • Help resolve problems within the long-term care facility
  • Provide community resources
  • Provide support to residents while dealing with concerns they may have about their care and quality of life
Call 801-229-3809 to speak to an Ombudsman

Volunteer & Work Opportunities

MAG offers a variety of volunteer opportunities that allow individuals of all ages to make a difference in the community. Our volunteers provide countless hours of service to benefit our senior neighbors. Opportunities range from one hour a week to 20 hours a month, or somewhere in between.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Delivering meals to homebound seniors through Meals on Wheels
  • Calling a homebound senior on the phone with Friendly Callers
  • Finding a volunteer opportunity that uses your skills through Retired & Senior Volunteer Program

Caregiver Support

Being a caregiver can be challenging, exhausting and rewarding work. Caregiving takes a community, let us support yours. We support caregivers who are caring for a loved one 60 years of age and older who is unable to perform routine activities to care for themselves.

Utah Caregiver Support Program

This program offers short-term, in-home services that support caregivers to care for their loved one as long as possible and delay facility placement. We work with you to find resources and services in the community including respite care, personal care aides, adult day care, and more. There is no income requirement and no fee for participation.

Support Groups

Support groups are the best place for caregivers to connect with others in similar situations who actually know what you’re going through. Our support groups are held monthly and are open to anyone looking for the camaraderie of the caregiving community. Each support group is moderated by a facilitator who also provides information about community resources. To find a support group near you, visit our website.

Training for Caregivers & Professionals

Dealing with Dementia: A Caregiver’s Guide

This 4-hour workshop provides tips and strategies for family caregivers on best practices for caring for their loved ones and themselves. Caregivers who attend the workshop will receive a copy of Dealing with Dementia Guide, a comprehensive reference for caregivers of people living with dementia.

Dementia Dialogues

This practical training gives an overview of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. It is ideal for health care professionals, caregivers and patients who want a better understanding of dementia. This course is taught over 5 sessions, each 1.5 hours in length.

To join one of these trainings or to get more information, call 801-229-3804 or visit our dementia section.

In-Home Services

If you need additional support to stay in your home, you may be eligible for one of our in-home programs. After screening for eligibility and assessing your needs and placement on a waiting list (if applicable), you would be assigned a case manager who acts as your advocate assisting in developing a care plan to support you through the aging process. Your case manager facilitates access to non-medical services to meet your needs including homemaking, personal care, respite care, chore services, non-medical transportation and more. We provide case management services for the in-home programs listed below.

Alternatives provides non-medical in-home services for older adults at risk of nursing home placement. You must be 18 years of age or older with preference given to those 60 and older and meet Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Medicaid Aging Waiver provides non-medical in-home services to low-income seniors 65 years of age or older who are on Medicaid. Your health must meet skilled nursing facility admissions guidelines.

New Choices Waiver is designed to provide Medicaid recipients residing in institutional settings with the option of receiving supportive services in their own home or in other community-based settings. We are one of several agencies that provides case management services for enrolled individuals. For more information about eligibility criteria and the application process, call the Utah Medicaid Information Line at 1-800-662-9651, option 6 or click here

Utah Caregiver Support Program offers short-term, in-home services that support caregivers to enable them to care for their loved one and delay facility placement. Services include respite care, personal care aides, adult day care, overnight respite and more. There is no income requirement and no fee for participation, but donations are encouraged.

Veteran-Directed Home & Community-Based Services program gives Veterans of all ages the opportunity to receive self-directed home and community-based services they need. Eligible Veterans must be enrolled in VA Health Care, be at risk of nursing home placement, and are interested in directing their own care or designating a personal representative. For eligibility and questions, call Julie at 801-582-1565 ex 2492.

Dementia Resources

Caring for a loved one with dementia requires the support of a community. We understand the challenges of dementia and we are here to help.

Music & Memory

Our specialist helps seniors with dementia or other chronic illnesses reconnect to the world around them through their favorite music. Tapping into deep memories through music can bring participants back to life, enabling them to feel like themselves again. For more information, call Karen at 801-941-1192.

Support Groups

Support groups are the best place for caregivers to connect with others in similar situations who actually know what you’re going through. Our support groups are held monthly and open to anyone looking for the camaraderie of the caregiving community. Click here for more info.

Training for Caregivers and Professionals

Dealing with Dementia: A Caregiver’s Guide is a 4-hour workshop providing tips and strategies for family caregivers on best practices for caring for their loved ones and themselves. Caregivers who attend the workshop will receive a copy of Dealing with Dementia Guide, a comprehensive reference for caregivers of people living with dementia.

Dementia Dialogues is practical training giving an overview of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. It is ideal for health care professionals, caregivers and patients who want a better understanding of dementia. The course is taught over 5 sessions, each 1.5 hours in length.

To join one of these trainings or to get more information, call Karen at 801-229-3804 or click here.

Alzheimer’s Association Counseling For any time help, call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Help Line at 1-800-272-3900.

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