Care Compass Network (CCN) is pleased to announce the distribution of funds to support the Steuben Senior Services Fund, Inc (SSSF). Care Compass will be disbursing over $25,000 from their West Regional Performing Unit (RPU) funds to help SSSF purchase much needed equipment (TVs, laptops, Alexa technology for homes, and Freedom Alert PERS) for up to 20 homes; technology will be given to seniors on a loan basis. SSSF will also be using grant funds to purchase additional “Care Kits” that will be used in the homes of elderly residents.
“The Board of Directors is delighted with the support and encouragement this grant is to our Full Circle American project,” states Linda M. Tetor, Executive Director of SSSF. “We applaud WRPU for their investment in this cutting-edge solution to aging in place for seniors in Steuben County.”
SSSF has replicated the Full Circle America (FCA) program into the homes of the elderly residents residing in Steuben County. FCA encompasses a circle of caring that allows seniors to live out their days in the comfort of familiar surroundings, even to those with conditions such as frailty and mild to moderate dementia. This program uses equipment that allows the patient access to passive video monitoring, video chatting, and a 24/7 call center. Care Coordinators also assist seniors arrange needed community services and wellness visits by retired RN’s. Care Kits will be provided to elderly residents; kits include oximeters, blood pressure cuffs, scales, pedometers, and one-lead EKGs.
“The West RPU is thrilled to support Full Circle America,” shares Robin Stawasz, Strategic RPU Advisor for CCN and Director of Innovation for CareFirst, Inc. “Programs like this which support self-sufficiency and safety in the home while keeping people out of the hospital and nursing homes, thus saving healthcare dollars, is exactly what DSRIP (Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program) is all about.”
Care Compass Network developed Regional Performing Units (RPUs) to convene and collaborate with partner organizations in each of our nine-county region. The RPUs and the organizations within those RPUs are able to identify and address many gaps and barriers to care that the Medicaid population face. Each RPU has funds they are able to disperse to help fill those gaps in care and develop or implement new programs that help increase access to care and services.