Success Story: Rosa
Because she lives alone, Rosa and her family were concerned about her recovery after
being released from the hospital. She tires easily while taking care of her daily needs
and has difficulty standing in the shower. After her finding out the cost of a shower chair
wouldn’t be covered by her policy, she began to lose hope. With the help of a United
Way-funded program focused on providing seniors with home care services during
the critical time following discharge, Rosa received a new shower chair, personal care
assistance and home-delivered meals. With the services set up through her elder care
advocate, she felt more comfortable returning to her apartment. “It’s a true blessing for
me and my family,” she said.
Success Story: Elton
After being released from the hospital, Elton’s family was concerned about his health and rehabilitation once he returned home. Through the help of a United Way-funded program focused on providing seniors with home care services during the critical time following discharge, Elton was able to remain in his home and recuperate successfully. He received referrals for home-delivered meals, personal care and an emergency alert response system thanks to United Way. Maintaining seniors in their homes costs less and provides a higher quality of life and delays costly out-of-home care. United Way works to ensure seniors remain healthy, active and on the path to recovery.