A home visitor for Gramma and Grampa.
Keeping our elders home, safe and independent is key. This month’s “Voices of Somerville” episode (City’s channels 13 or 22) has Annie Fowler from Somerville Cambridge Elder Services.
Watching the show will tell you all you need to know about keeping people safe in the least restrictive setting with supports available for elders and their family care givers.
SCES offers A LOT for independent folks:
- State Homecare Program putting concrete services such as homemaking, personal care, transportation to medical appointments, Meals on Wheels.
- Checking with elders to be sure they have enough support and are safe
- Help finding a home with more supports (like Elder/Disabled housing building, Assisted Livings, and Nursing Homes, but really only when there are absolutely no other options)
- Educating the community about abuse, prevention, and services.
Watch the program on the City’s cable channels 13 or 22Catch it again on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmZ1nQFtlw&feature=youtu.be