Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors is dedicated to helping seniors live safely at home for as long as possible. See if you or someone you care about could benefit from one or more of our offerings:
In-home nurse visits In-home nurse visits may include the “Live Well at Home“ Rapid Screen assessment to determine any next steps to help you live in your own home. Fall prevention assessments and vision consultations (if applicable) are typically included in a nurse visit.
Vision assessment We partner with the Aging Eyes Initiative in Minnesota, and our nurse is trained to be a vision consultant for the initiative. The program can provide vision assessment, information about eye conditions, low vision products and devices, and referrals for more extensive assistance from the State Services for the Blind.
Fall prevention and Rapid Screen assessments These assessments may be included in a nurse visit or consultation, depending on an individual’s current medical condition or need for services.
Foot and home care We partner with Fairview Health Services to provide in home foot care and other home care services such as a home health aide. Limited income seniors who live in our service area may qualify for a sliding scale fee, especially for foot care services.
Rides to local medical appointments Rides are provided by volunteers and are based on volunteer availability.
“Friendly Visitor” companion services Through our network of volunteers, we can match isolated seniors with a caring “Friendly Visitor” volunteer. Visitors provide companionship, home visits, and even local transportation and light chore services, when appropriate. Some Friendly Visitors may be able to take seniors out for lunch or coffee, go out for a movie, or participate in a community event.
Chore/shopping services Services are limited to volunteer availability and may include such tasks as grocery shopping, laundry assistance, taking out trash or recycling, changing light bulbs, and occasionally some light housekeeping.
Information, referral and advocacy Information, referral and adovcacy are provided to help seniors remain independent.
Caregiver support, education and respite Caregiver support, education and respite are provided to people who take care of older adults. Respite (providing a break for caregivers) may be provided through caring volunteers.