Providing Independence

Providing Independence

A 79 year old Roane County gentleman, with low-vison and failing health had a friend to contact Mid-East Community Action Agency, requesting information on available programs through the Senior Services Department, supported by the Roane County United Way. Through assessment it was determined that this gentleman was eligible for home-delivered meals.  At the in-home assessment, it was also discovered that he would benefit from the “Connect to Help” program that provides 24-hour a day in-home monitoring services, in the event of a fall or medical emergency. Due to the gentleman’s health concerns, he was also connected with a Legal Aid attorney who assisted him in completing Advanced Directives and naming a Health Care Agent to help him with future needs. Because of the services that were available to be provided to the gentleman, he is now able to able to remain independent and safe in his own home. 

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December 2, 2015