COMMUNITY NETWORKS OF CARE
Many seniors in Pennsylvania would prefer to be in their homes as long as possible, but in order to do so, they need better access to, and active participation in, the services they receive.
In partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, United Way has embarked on creating Community Networks of Care. These are “community living” models that provide older adults with access to all of the services they need, from physical to emotional to social health, right in their communities so that they can remain living independently in their homes.
In Pennsylvania, 89% of people 65 and older (approximately 1.7 million people) want to stay in their homes, but without access to health and wellness services, many must enroll in institutional care.
For more information on Community Networks of Care, please contact Jennifer Barnhart, Director of Health, at 215-665-2485 or email@example.com.