Federal program aims to keep seniors out of hospitals and nursing homes

By Susan Jaffe
Kaiser Health News
Monday, December 20, 2010; 7:02 PM

Several mornings a week, a white van stops at Geraldine Miller’s house just east of Baltimore to pick her up for ElderPlus, a government-subsidized day-care program for adults on the campus of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Because Miller, who is 75 and uses a walker, has trouble getting down the stairs from her second-floor apartment, the driver comes inside to help. When she feels wobbly, he lends her an arm. When she feels strong, he faces her and steps down backward on the steps so he can catch her if she falls. When it rains, he shelters her with an umbrella. This is the sort of extra care that makes ElderPlus different. Continue reading »

Grand Opening of Support Center

Bienvivir Senior Health Services Invites the Public to Join Them for the Grand Opening of Their Support Center

The Support Center Located at 656 Rancho Alegre Way Brings Expanded Services to El Paso’s Frail Seniors

El Paso, Texas, Bienvivir Senior Health Services

Our new Support Center allows us to centralize and improve services in key areas such as transportation, home health services and durable medical equipment, said Rosemary Castillo, Executive Director of Bienvivir Senior Health Services. With the recession impacting state budgets, it is critical for Bienvivir Senior Health Services to increase the efficiencies of our facilities and operations.” “We invite the public to join us on May 27 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. to learn more about Bienvivir PACE and our new Support Center. Continue reading »

Inside Healthcare: Bienvivir Senior Health Services: Living Well

April 1, 2010
Inside Healthcare
by Eric Slack
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Bienvivir Senior Health Services is truly ahead of its time. While much of the senior care industry is just now working to help seniors stay in their homes as long as possible, Bienvivir has done it since opening its doors in 1988. Continue reading »