Supportive Assistance for Elders
Are you an older person who is worried about living independently in your home as long as you can? Are you worried about an older family member or a friend who lives alone?
HomeSafe is the answer in both cases.
A nurse managed-membership plan, HomeSafe assists older persons enhance their health and quality of life. HomeSafe membership services are available throughout Iowa.
Quality of life for older persons — peace of mind for families
HomeSafe membership offers family members, near and far, peace of mind knowing their loved ones have someone to visit and support them. Five types of HomeSafe membership are available in members' homes, or in a residential care facility.
A free consultation is offered to help the member and /or family decide the appropriate type of membership. With consent, information about the member is given to the family. Telephone calls from family members are always welcome.
Each member in HomeSafe has a personal nurse manager. The nurse care manager will be assisted by nursing students and nursing assistants. All staff receive complete background checks and are specifically trained to support older persons in their homes. HomeSafe membership begins with a comprehensive health and home assessment. A plan of support services is developed with the older member and family. The information is compiled in a personal health record for the member and family or friends. Telephone contact is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for either the older client or family members.
Membership type adjustments
If the member, family, or nurse health manager wants to change the type of membership, it may be re-negotiated at any time.
Examples of membership services
HomeSafe provides a Personal Record of health and home assessment for each member. The Personal Record also includes an outline of contracted services and a schedule of visits by the nurse care manager and other appointments with space to record health data and any questions to ask the nurse or other services provider.
As a family member or friend of an older person living at home, do you have any of these concerns?
Are you an older person living at home with any of these concerns?
HOMESAFE IS THE ANSWER
HomeSafe collaborates with the Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence at the University of Iowa College of Nursing to provide Best Practices care for older persons and for training of nurse care managers and nursing assistants.