Housing entities want what’s best for their residents, but when those residents are seniors and people with disabilities, it can be complicated to understand and coordinate all of their needs. On-site service coordinators can help to connect residents of housing programs with services available in the community, and also help to promote community‐building and networking among building residents, staff, and other service providers.
Springwell offers CareConnections to public and private housing sites in Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley or Weston that want to provide residents with easy access to long term care services and supports. Springwell provides a dedicated Care Coordinator, and can offer the following services to all residents of the site: needs assessments, 24-hour on-site staff available for urgent responses, social activities, coordination of in-home services from government subsidized programs or from private agencies, and a reduce rate for in-home services.
Springwell’s CareConnections program brings support to people right where they live, in surroundings that are familiar. Through CareConnections, residents of senior housing have preferred access to a variety of social, in home and health care services at reduced rates. The program, in existence since 1985, is designed in the style of a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC), in which housing entities unite with health and social service providers to promote and support healthy and integrated aging-in-place. Springwell is experienced working with a variety of different funding models for the program, including congregate housing contracts; supportive housing contracts; and privately funded programs.