Imagine being 56 years old and living in a nursing home for four years. When you entered the nursing home your health was poor but it has since improved. However, you gave up your apartment and now don’t have as many supports in the community. You think you can move out of the nursing facility but don’t know where to start. How will you support yourself? What are the options for your care? Who can help you get through the steps and live independently?
This is a real scenario, and H.O.P.E. by AgeOptions helped the woman move back into the community in early August.
Home Options Path to Empowerment (H.O.P.E.) by AgeOptions empowers eligible individuals to move from nursing facilities to community-based living. The H.O.P.E. team works with interested individuals, family members and facility staff to evaluate readiness to move into the community, discuss options and coordinate services and support.
The H.O.P.E. logo, with a heart at the center representing each client, illustrates the program’s holistic, person-centered approach. Team members are committed to listening to each individual carefully and developing a plan around their needs, hopes and goals and making sure they are in the center of everything they do.
AgeOptions partners with experienced aging organizations in H.O.P.E. They are Aging Care Connections, Behavioral Health Consortium, Heartland Human Care Services, North Shore Senior Center and PLOWS Council on Aging.
For more information on H.O.P.E. by AgeOptions, go to hopebyageoptions.org, call (708)628-3693 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.