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Community Action Reaching the Elderly – C.A.R.E.
Project C.A.R.E. keeps seniors living alone from being totally isolated. It provides referrals to community resources, assistance with completing a Vial of Life, reassurance calls, and other services.
Social Isolation among older adults is on the rise. Frail, older adults and/or those with physical or mental disabilities who are socially isolated are at high risk of abuse and neglect. Project C.A.R.E. identifies and supports frail older adults and/or individuals with physical or mental disabilities to prevent social isolation, loneliness, neglect and abuse. Project C.A.R.E. is a safety net program for older persons and persons with disabilities and operates by maintaining effective contact and empowering individuals to remain as independent as possible in a safe environment.
- Access Assistance Call: Referrals to appropriate community resources such as Minor Home Repair, and the Sheriff’s Take Me Home Program.
- Support Services: A home visit to assess needs, strengths, determine goals and create a care plan. This includes a recommendation to complete a “Vial of Life” form that helps identify medications and special needs in the event of an emergency.
- Follow-Up Support Services: Follow-up on care plan goals is completed. Cross referrals are made to additional resources such as Adult Protective Services, Case Management, and In-Home Supportive Services.
- On-going Support Contacts: A reassurance contact may be made via automated phone system or staff.
For more information on Project C.A.R.E. services, please contact Matthew Parcasio, Project C.A.R.E. Coordinator, at 858-505-6435 or send us an email.