Kelowna, British Columbia
Our Outreach Program would mean a social worker would be able to meet with seniors in their home when age related changes prevent them from getting out in the community for help. They would get help to navigate systems, apply for benefits or complete forms to ensure that seniors who cannot manage these things on their own get the help they need. The Outreach worker would be able to help them resolve issues, get connected to needed supports, like our subsidized housekeeping service, personal or health care, or help with tenancy issues, ensuring income tax is filed, and that they are able to get connected to food banks, meal services or rent supplements so that lack of income doesn't put their housing at risk. Seniors often face many issues as they age, like mobility challenges, cognitive decline, memory loss, hearing and vision loss and may also face chronic illnesses and these can isolate them. What we see happen is that the inability to deal with many regular tasks leads to loss of income/benefits, like pension or rent supplements, and that seniors can soon face an eviction and end up very stressed and even homeless. Through this support, seniors can maintain health, housing and prolong independence and live in dignity as long as is possible.
We provide programs that help seniors maintain independence, safety, housing and other non-medical needs. These include Information and Referral, ElderNet tech mentoring, Coffee Breaks, resource and ...read more
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