St. Andrews: A Helping Hand

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Approximately 9.9 million of these people were living alone or in an un-institutionalized setting.

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St. Andrews: A Helping Hand

  1. 1. A Helping Hand<br />
  2. 2. Statistics<br />In 2000, approximately 35.5 million people, 1 out of every 8 Americans, were 65 years of age or older.<br />Approximately 9.9 million of these people were living alone or in an un-institutionalized setting.<br />Only 1.47 million resided in nursing homes.<br />
  3. 3. Over the next 30 years, experts estimate us to double this population, reaching 70 million people.<br />85+ age group is the fastest growing segment<br />
  4. 4. Top Reasons Why People Move From Their Homes<br />Health condition<br />Loss of spouse<br />Home repair and maintenance<br />Stairs<br />No longer able to drive<br />
  5. 5. Where can I turn for relief & peace of mind if I know someone who needs help but wishes to remain at home?<br />
  6. 6. How Can We Help YOU?<br />Reduce unnecessary calls<br />Provide appropriate and preventative care (additional resource)<br />Give your citizens the care and attention they need<br />
  7. 7. Community Resources To Lend A Helping Hand<br />Meals on Wheels Programs<br />Lifeline<br />Volunteer & Community Programs<br />Transportation <br />Adult Day Services<br />
  8. 8. Additional Resources<br />Bill Paying Services<br />Senior Centers <br />Home Care<br />Home Repair<br />Companionship Opportunities<br />
  9. 9. St. Andrew’s Senior Solution Services Lends A Helping Hand By Providing:<br />Medication Reminders<br />Nursing Care<br />Home Repair<br />In-Home Massage Therapy<br />Personal Care Assistance & Respite Services<br />Meal Preparation<br />Housekeeping & Ironing<br />Errand & Escort Service<br />Client & Family Education<br />
  10. 10. How to select a home service provider?<br />Is there a free assessment performed by an RN, an LPN, or a social worker, that is used to develop a “care plan?”<br />Does the agency require thorough background checks on staff and provide insurance as well as bonding?<br />What experience and training do they require their staff to have prior to working with a client?<br />
  11. 11. Geriatric Care Management<br />How do I know what the best decisions are for a client?<br />
  12. 12. How can a Geriatric Care Manager lend a helping hand?<br />Provide professional evaluation, by a thoroughly experienced & trained social worker, of individual and family needs & wants in the comfort of home.<br />Monitoring of services, i.e. long term care <br />
  13. 13. Geriatric Care Management<br />Form thorough knowledge of community resources and the industry, can identify the best services/facilities to meet those needs.<br />Counseling and education for family as well as client<br />
  14. 14. For more information on any services contact:<br />St. Andrew’s Senior Solutions(314) 726-5766<br />www.standrewsseniorsolutions.com<br />St. Andrew’s Senior Services is a not-for-profit affiliate of St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors, <br />an organization serving older adults and their families since 1961.<br />

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