I'm goint to start writing about all the services in Southwestern Connecticut that help people age in place -- age at home. I met someone from the Visiting Nurse Service in our area (Southwestern Connecticut). What she told me was most enlightening. They provide nursing and homecare services that help people age at home. Visiting Nurse home care works in partnership with Mid-Fairfield Hospice. they provide home care with home health aides who are certified by Medicare. Visiting Nurse also provides Assisted Living at Home.
They provide respite care for care-givers, nursing, home health aides, physical, occupational and speech therapists, live-in hlep, homemakers, companions, shoppers and friendly visitors, medical social workers, care managers, dieticians and volunteer peer counselors. They also provide wellness programs and LifeCare management programs.
You can e-mail them for more information:
or call: 1-800-898-HOME.
Blog Topic: "Aging at Home" -- This blog provides information to help fiercely independent seniors to stay in their homes as long as they want. The national movement is called "Aging in Place." I was a founding member of the Board of Directors for At Home In Darien.
Aging In Place Week
Aging In Place Week is October 8 - 14th, 2006. It's sponsored by the National Aging In Place Council -- http://www.naipc.org/
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