Innovative support coordination for older persons
Innovative Support Coordination for Older Persons: HSE National Social Care Division/CHO 9 and ALONE voluntary organisation.
The Support Coordination Service supports older people to age at home for as long as possible.
How it works
Trained volunteers provide support to older people by providing:
- a befriending and events service
- benefit and entitlements activation
- access to primary care services
- applications and oversight of adaption grants
- end of life planning
The programme intends to create a
The project aims to:
- reduce hospital admission and support older people being discharged to return home
- avoid nursing home admissions, for older people with lower support needs
- identify factors preventing an older person from living well at home and identify the practical, social resources and supports addressing these factors
linkin with the community and primary care supports
- coordinate multiple supports across state agencies and local community and private services
- apply for grants and aids with housing adaption's help with practical home modifications
- combat loneliness and isolation through befriending and advocacy services
The programme is also
The programme is a partnership project between the HSE National Social Care Division Staff and the voluntary organisation ALONE.
They work with statutory bodies and community organisations to provide tailored individual support to guarantee
Impact of the project
To date, 489 older people have been supported through the project. The team have developed a Management Information System (MIS) to enhance measuring and reporting.