Friday, December 22, 2017
Keeping Seniors Healthy at Home
In partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Lutheran Services in America is implementing an 18-month learning collaborative with four member organizations: Lutheran Services Carolinas, National Lutheran Communities and Services (NLCS), Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey and Samaritas.
The goal of the Connect-Home Collaborative is to implement transitional care services with member organizations who have nursing homes. The collaboration is designed to prepare skilled nursing facility (SNF) patients and their caregivers on safely transfering from SNFs to home-care, and to remain there without complications. The solution has been successfully tested by Lutheran Services Carolinas and will be expanded to the three additional members.
With this partnership, Lutheran Services in America is looking to create a guiding coalition for change, develop a vision for providing transitional care in member organizations, communicate our vision and stimulate adoption of transitional care services, and incorporate change into culture.
This partnership is being supported by the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, as they continue to support organizations that help low-income and vulnerable older adults to age in their communities with independence and dignity.