SOURCE: Home Instead Senior Care

Home Instead Senior Care

May 11, 2011 16:26 ET

San Francisco Senior Center Receives Grant to Help Local Seniors

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 11, 2011) - As part of a $10,000 grant from The Home Instead Senior Care Foundation, San Francisco Senior Center will support its Homecoming Transitional Care Program (HTCP). Each year, the HTCP provides services to more than 200 low-income, isolated seniors and people with disabilities who need hospital-to-home transitional care that includes case management, medical escorts, and in-home personal assistance.

The San Francisco Senior Center was founded in 1947 and is the oldest nonprofit senior center in the nation. The HTCP is a specific, comprehensive coordination of care that stabilizes, supports, and monitors clients after a discharge from a hospital or acute care facility. There are three community partnership areas: Hospital Discharge Departments, Case Management Services, and Community Resources. The partners are the strength of the HTCP and allow for an immediate response to a client's critical post-hospitalization needs. Since 1999, client hospital re-admission rates have been reduced by 50 percent.

San Francisco Senior Center's Homecoming Transitional Care Program is one of nine organizations awarded grant funding from The Home Instead Senior Care Foundation in 2011.

"Our missions are very similar to San Francisco Senior Center, as we both help enhance the lives of older adults," said Roger H. Baumgart, Executive Director of The Foundation. "We are pleased to provide grant funding to San Francisco Senior Center for making a positive difference in the safety, well-being and independence of seniors."

In 1994, Lori and Paul Hogan founded Home Instead Senior Care, an international company of independently owned and operated franchises, to provide non-medical care for seniors. As a means to further enhance the lives of older adults, going above and beyond the scope of this organization, The Home Instead Senior Care Foundation was established in 2003.

The Home Instead Senior Care Foundation has awarded 98 grants throughout the United States and Canada since 2004. To learn more about The Foundation, visit www.homeinsteadseniorcarefoundation.org.

Contact Information

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    Janet Haney
    Phone: 415.902.4283