SOUTHEAST SENIORS-A LIVING AT HOME BLOCK NURSE PROGRAM

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Vision - Seniors at home: comfortable, connected, empowered, safe.

Southeast Seniors:

  • Founded in 1988 to help neighborhood seniors live well at home.
  • Serves over 300 older adults and their caregivers in the neighborhoods of Southeast Como, Marcy Holmes and Prospect Park in Minneapolis.
  • Part-time staff of Executive Director, Social Worker, Nurse and Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Member of the Living at Home Network of 32 similar programs around the state.
  • Contracts with Fairview Home Care for in-home nursing services.

Betty and Judy met in 2005. Betty was 89 and living in her home. Judy was a retired nurse living in the neighborhood and decided to become a volunteer with Southeast Seniors. They hit it off right away. Judy helped Betty with grocery shopping (at Cub because their meat was the best), going to doctor and dentist appointments, and just being a good friend. The staff of Southeast Seniors helped Betty get other services to remain in her home - a walker to get around; installing Lifeline for emergencies; Fairview nursing services provided on a sliding fee; help with house work and laundry; and visits from our Outreach Nurse, Darla. Betty loved her visits from Darla. In 2012, Betty needed hospitalization after a fall. She then went to a rehab facility. Unfortunately she passed away in the rehab facility at the age of 96. Darla and Judy were with her when she passed and her last words were, "I love you." Judy said Betty touched her life in so many ways. She said she is grateful to Southeast Seniors because we introduced her to Betty and because we were always there for Betty and for Judy to help in any way we could.

Health care costs have been steadily increasing. This hits our seniors hard. At Southeast Seniors, we bill Medicare and other insurance for medical home care services. But, Medicare and insurance does not cover many of the services seniors need to stay at home. This is where you can help! 

With your assistance, we can:
  •  subsidize care for seniors with our sliding fee scale and keep them safely in their homes.
  •  provide a range of other services including companionship and transportation;
  •  connect older adults to other services such as home delivered meals, hearing and vision loss resources, grocery delivery.
  • assist in completing complicated paperwork.
  • coordinate Ask a Nurse/blood pressure clinics and inter-generational programming.

"I didn’t think I would need your services, but I am so glad you were there to help.”  Mary, a senior

 “When I called from California concerned about my mom, your nurse went to see her the next day. You arranged for services so that she could stay in her home.”   Diane, a daughter

 “You have sent two wonderful volunteers my way. I don’t know what I would do without them.”   Bill, a senior

 “I am so glad you were there to help my neighbor. What would we have done without you?”  Nancy, a caregiver

 

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