Mobile Initiative Helps Isolated Caregivers in L.A., Ventura Counties
Senior Concerns, an organization that aims to support caregivers in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, has launched a new Mobile Caregiver Support Center to perform on-site visits and bring experts to isolated caregivers, HealthyCal reports.
Details of the Program
The mobile program began in July after a year of planning. It involves a small bus that transports:
- Case managers;
- Senior advocates; and
- Legal and financial advisers.
The project also provides various materials, including:
- Checklists for evaluating senior care facilities or home care agencies; and
- Educational documents customized for unique caregiving situations, such as having a patient with dementia.
Senior Concerns President Andrea Gallagher said the mobile unit has visited several organizations since its launch, including:
- Assisted-living facilities;
- Mobile home parks;
- Rotary and Kiwanis clubs;
- Senior centers; and
- Women's groups.
Gallagher said, "The reality is, once you care for the caregiver, you're caring for the care receiver," she said (Perry, HealthyCal, 11/25).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.