Elder at Home is seeking to work more closely with the local universities and colleges regarding the care of Rhode Island’s increasing elder population.
The financial and medical impact of aging, including current increases in both longevity and the costs of care, are presenting challenges to the public health system, medical institutions, housing and community programs.
Older adults want to age in place and this requires a “village” to help them to do so. Insurance only covers acute care needs, leaving family, paid caregivers, friends and state and federal programs providing much of what is needed. This is often not enough.
It is our goal to work with institutions to have Elder at Home become a field site for training and studies so that our older citizens can benefit from the additional attention and participate with training of future medical and care providers.