St. Andrews: Long Term Care Collaboration, Education, and Community Outreach


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To explore a community’s response to the need for increased awareness of long term care and relative issues

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St. Andrews: Long Term Care Collaboration, Education, and Community Outreach

  1. 1. Long Term Care Collaboration, Education, and Community Outreach<br />
  2. 2. Objectives<br />To explore a community’s response to the need for increased awareness of long term care and relative issues<br />To understand the importance of collaboration and partnerships<br />To increase knowledge base of collaborative efforts and potential partners<br />To share a success story<br />
  3. 3. Philosophy<br />Including the family members as an integral component <br />Education is the major ingredient for success<br />Consumers (elders/families) are not well informed on long term care issues/services<br />One organization/agency cannot do it alone<br />
  4. 4. Major Components<br />Community Outreach<br /> Community Coalition<br /> Business Partnerships<br />
  5. 5. Strategies<br />Active involvement in the larger community <br />Well connected to service providers and community leaders<br />Utilize a multi method approach<br />Keep a pulse on trends/issues in long term care<br />Advocate - Advocate - Advocate<br />
  6. 6. Community Outreach<br />Web Site<br />Newsletter<br /> Involvement on Boards, Committees and Local Associations <br /> Presentations<br />
  7. 7. Community Outreach<br />Churches & Associations<br /> Area Agencies on Aging<br /> Elder Care Organizations<br /> Health Care Systems<br /> Governmental Agencies <br /> Media <br />
  8. 8. Community Coalition- Breakthrough Coalition<br />Over 125 Elder Care Organizations, individuals and companies<br />Work together to improve the lives of elders in our community<br />Committed to a collaborative spirit, is dedicated to life enhancement for older adults within the community<br />
  9. 9. Community Coalition- Breakthrough Coalition<br />13 Years in operations<br />Work is produced through several sub-committees<br />Outreach; Religious Advocacy; Steering; Elder Count; Resource Guide; Education; Injury Prevention; Grandparent Network (new)<br />
  10. 10. Community Coalition- Breakthrough Coalition<br />Provides networking, sharing, education, and a coordinated effort<br />Concerted advocacy efforts<br />Produces products<br /> Community Resource <br /> Guide, Training Programs,<br /> Educational Materials & Seminars<br />Bi-monthly educational workshops<br />
  11. 11. Business Partners<br />12 Businesses<br />Over 15,000 employees<br />To address the negative impact on the workplace from employed caregivers trying to balance work and family life<br />
  12. 12. Caring Workplace<br />Responds to Work Place Elder Care Issues<br />Addresses both the Employer and the Employee needs<br />Fulfills the Mission of St. Andrew’s<br />
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  14. 14. Caring Workplace<br />Connects Elders/Families to<br /> Experts in the non health related resources and products - such as:<br /> Attorneys<br /> Financial Planners<br /> Moving Assistance Professionals<br /> Home Veterinarian Services<br />
  15. 15. The Caregiver<br />49 % of the caregivers are baby boomers<br />56 % are women and 44 % are men<br />75 % have one or two children<br />
  16. 16. “Elder Care is today’s fastest growing work-family employee benefit.”<br />
  17. 17. Rationale<br />1/2 of all caregivers are employed outside the home and account for.... <br />73 percent of early departures and late arrivals<br />Utilize “long and frequent” phone calls<br />Have more mistakes, accidents, conflicts and poor morale <br />Increased health problems<br />
  18. 18. Cost of Caregiving<br />Employed caregivers are estimated to cost American businesses up to<br />$29 billion annually in lost productivity, worker replacement, and absenteeism<br />
  19. 19. Cost of Caregiving<br />Individuals lose nearly $659,000 over their lifetime in lost wages, social security and pension contributions due to:<br /> Turning down promotions and assignments<br /> Taking early retirement<br />
  20. 20. Business Partners<br />Provides…<br /> Family caregivers services and support <br /> Education<br /> Home Assessments<br />
  21. 21. Other Partners<br />Financial Planners/Advisors<br />Financial Management Firms<br />Elder Care Lawyers<br />Realtors<br />Travel Agencies<br />EMTs<br />
  22. 22. The Te of Piglet<br />Let’s find a Way<br />Today<br />That can take us to tomorrow--<br />Follow that Way,<br />A Way like flowing water.<br />The sun is high<br />The road is wide,<br />And it starts where we are standing.<br />No one knows<br />How far it goes,<br />For the road is never-ending.<br />