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Okeechobee County and the City of Okeechobee have issued a county-wide burn ban effective immediately until further notice.  This burn ban prohibits burning of yard trash, and other types of fires such as campfires, bonfires, and burn barrels. For more information contact Okeechobee County Fire Rescue at 863-763-5544 or Okeechobee City Fire Department at 863-467-1586.

Available Services

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In-Home Supportive Services*

  • Case Management* 
  • Homemaking Assistance*
  • Personal Care Assistance*
  • Respite (Relief for Caregivers)*
  • Home Delivered Meals*

Other Services

Basic Qualifications

  • Recipient must be age 60 or above
  • Verifiable functional impairment(s)
  • Some programs have income guidelines
  • Some programs require a small monthly co-payment

Accessing Services

To access services above that are not marked with an asterisk (*), one must simply call or visit Okeechobee Senior Services where eligibility will be determined by a Case Manager. 

Services  marked with an asterisk (*) above are accessed by calling the Elder Helpline at 1-866-5885. A telephone screening will be completed by the Elder Helpline staff which will generate an overall risk score. Individuals needing services are then ranked on the waiting lists based on that overall risk score. Due to funding limitations there are waiting lists for most of the services offered. It is important to go through the process of the telephone screening to get on the waiting list. As attrition occurs, or additional funding becomes available, individuals are requested from the waiting list based on their risk scores.

Funding Sources

All of the services available through Okeechobee Senior Services are funded primarily by State and Federal grants along with the local support and funding provided by the Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners.