The Commonwealth Fund featured a story on LSA Senior Connect as part of a focus on the merits of community-based organizations in their January 2020 newsletter. LSA Senior Connect is a service coordination platform that offers a unique, national solution in a fragmented health and human services landscape. The program is being piloted among 465 residents of a low-income senior housing facility in Toledo, Ohio. Staff social workers were trained to conduct a comprehensive screening of residents’ mobility and functional skills, home safety and security, nutrition, transportation, and social engagement. Lutheran Services in America President and CEO Charlotte Haberaecker notes that the program’s goal is to identify folks before they become high need.
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