The Need for Community Outreach and Collaboration When Connecting Vulnerable Seniors with In-Home Services
Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Health, Human Services and Public Policy
Too many elderly people will end up in a nursing facility instead of aging at home. Health Projects Center (HPC) serves at-risk adults for institutionalization due to poor healthcare. In particular, the Community Housing Improvement Systems and Planning Association’s (CHISPA) residential communities were in need of in-home services but were unaware that programs like HPC’s Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) existed. The project's purpose was to bring awareness to CHISPA residential communities in Monterey County. The type of community outreach planned was an informal in-person presentation to CHISPA staff and residents. A total of 34 residents of Junsay Oaks and Marina Manor were educated on HPC’s programs and the outcome was two residents connected to receive HPC’s services. The recommendation for HPC is to continue to develop the connection with CHISPA staff and coordinate visits to their other communities.
West Kevan, Melissa, "The Need for Community Outreach and Collaboration When Connecting Vulnerable Seniors with In-Home Services" (2023). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 1428.