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Services for seniors at home

  1. 1. SERVICES FOR SENIORS AT HOME BY SUZETTE ARMIJO Client Services, Beatitudes at Home, Beatitudes Campus, Phoenix, AZ Founder, YAAA! Young Advocates for the Alzheimer’s Association Founder, Metro Phoenix Senior Resources
  2. 2. OUTLINE • Facts & Statistics • What is Home Based Care? • Where and when Home Based Care is needed? • Learn the importance of planning ahead of Home Based Care needs • How Home Based Care is senior advocacy at its best as well as a great return on investment • Prove that there is a major need in every area of the U.S., whether rural or metropolitan • Explain why we need to be proactive
  3. 3. FACTS “Approximately 92% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 77% have at least two. Four chronic diseases—heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes—cause almost two-thirds of all deaths each year. Every 15 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. Millions of financially vulnerable seniors and adults with disabilities qualify for— but are not yet enrolled in—programs that could help them pay for prescription drugs, medical care, food, or heat for their homes.” - National Council on Aging
  4. 4. FACTS “According to the Census Bureau's "middle series" projections, the elderly population will more than double between now and the year 2050, to 80 million. By that year, as many as 1 in 5 Americans could be elderly. Most of this growth should occur between 2010 and 2030, when the "baby boom" generation enters their elderly years. “ - U.S. Census Bureau
  5. 5. FACTS “1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia. 1/3rd of people 85 and over have Alzheimer’s disease.” - Alzheimer’s Association
  6. 6. - U.S. Census Bureau
  8. 8. HOME HEALTH Services typically include: • Nursing • Physical Therapy • Occupational Therapy • Speech Therapy • Home Health Aid • Social Work
  9. 9. NON-MEDICAL HOME CARE Services typically include: • General safety and companionship • Cooking and meal preparation • Errands and grocery shopping • Transportation to medical appointments • Escorts to activities and outings • Laundry and light housekeeping • Medication reminders • Bathing and dressing assistance
  10. 10. HOSPICE CARE Services typically include: • Pain and symptom relief • Nursing visits • Bath aid • Social worker • Chaplain • Volunteers • Bereavement counselor
  11. 11. PALLIATIVE CARE Services typically include: • Providing relief from pain and other distressing symptoms • Affirms life and regards dying as a normal process • A support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death • A support system to help the family cope during the patients illness and in their own bereavement • A team approach to address the needs of patients and their families, including bereavement counselling, if indicated • Enhancement of quality of life, and may also positively influence the course of illness
  12. 12. MOBILE MEDICAL SERVICES Services typically include: • Physicians • Podiatry • Radiology • Pharmacy • Vision • Dental • Dermatology
  13. 13. TRANSPORTATION Services typically include: • Free rides to and from appointments • Non-ambulatory, non-medical • Medical other than 911 • Volunteer services offering grocery assistance or rides to church, etc. National Area Agency on Aging
  14. 14. CCRC WITHOUT WALLS OR LIFE CARE WITHOUT WALLS • This concept allow retirees to purchase their own homes which are then programmatically tied together by the community sponsor or developer • The sponsor in this case can offer a wide range of services which might include, but are not limited to, the following: • Healthcare • Maintenance • Activities • Meal Programs • Long Term Care Insurance
  15. 15. WHEN In the PLANNING STAGES!
  16. 16. “ ” THE PURPOSE OF MAN IS TO LIVE, NOT TO EXIST. -Jack London
  17. 17. QUESTIONS? Suzette Armijo, Phoenix, AZ 602-544-8527 Client Services, Beatitudes at Home, Beatitudes Campus Founder, YAAA! Young Advocates for the Alzheimer’s Association Founder, Metro Phoenix Senior Resources