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Representative Payee
A representative payee is an individual or organization that receives Social Security and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments for a beneficiary who cannot manage or direct the management of his or her money. People who need help from a representative payee typically have limited cognitive or mental impairments and their physician has provided documentation to the federal benefit payer that supports the need for a representative payee. Representative payees are responsible for ensuring that the individuals basic needs of housing, food, medical and clothing are met before using federal funds for recreation, entertainment, savings, or other expenses.

Residential Care Facility (RCF)
Residential care facility refers to licensed residential sites which provide: room and board, 24 hour supervision, medication management, organized activities and assistance with personal care. As of the date of this report, there were 31 residential care facilities in Lane County.

Respite is the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members who might otherwise require permanent placement in a facility outside the home. Respite programs provide planned short-term and time-limited breaks for families and other unpaid care. The physical, emotional and financial consequences for the family caregiver can be overwhelming without some support, such as respite. Respite provides the much needed temporary break from the often exhausting challenges faced by the family caregiver.

RideSource is a transportation agency that provides curb-to-curb service for ambulatory and wheelchair clients unable to ride Lane Transit District’s fixed route service. Door-to-door service is available by special request. If a rider needs assistance beyond door-through-door service, an attendant is normally required. The ride may be from any origin, to any destination, for any purpose in the Eugene-Springfield area. Certification for this program is required.

RideSource Escort Services
RideSource Escort Services include door-through-door assistance. Volunteer drivers use their own automobiles to escort persons to medical appointments. Persons using Escort must be over age 60, ambulatory, living in their own homes, and without other transportation options. In the Eugene-Springfield areas, Escort can only be used for medical appointments. In rural areas, Escort can be used for nutritional and essential services as well as medical appointments. Certification for this program is required.