In health care, there have been many conversations
about population health but relatively few conversations
about helping with issues and stresses related to aging
adults, and there have been even fewer discussions about
how to assist their family members who may be trying to
help them age in place. Every community, including Rochester, has a number of nonprofit organizations that provide
resources, but they typically offer only one or two pieces
of the aging pie. And, in many cases, there are no or limited
resources to help family members because the nonprofits
only have the time and resources to help those immediately
impacted, the aging adult.
Health care is on the front lines of the Silver Tsunami, yet
most providers only provide the medical care and, if they see
a need, offer referrals to resources available in the community. There is no one place where aging adults and their family
members can go to find help.
What are we doing about this at Olmsted Medical Center? We
are creating an Aging Adult Services program. Through many
conversations, we realized that, although we have everything
within our walls to help aging adults, the services were handled
in a variety of ways and in multiple departments. This new program will put all services under one umbrella and help create
a one-stop opportunity for aging adults and their families.
The program will provide programs, services, and resources,
as well as promote wellness and help coordinate care for
aging adults and their family members.
We are excited about this opportunity to help make a
difference in the lives of our aging patients and their families. It’s important to clarify that OMC’s Aging Adult Services
program is not meant to replace services offered by the
nonprofits in our community. We will actually be partnering
with those nonprofits, but doing so in a more coordinated way
for our patients.
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