UPMC Staying-At-Home Program
The UPMC Staying-At-Home Program is a client-centered care coordination program offered to older adults living in their own home, in an assisted living facility, or in a retirement community.
The program utilizes a proactive preventive approach to geriatric care, which provides optimal care for all clients, regardless of health or debility.
The Staying-At-Home program offers two levels of care each for a monthly fee.
The Staying-At-Home Program:
- Develops a care plan based on client’s strengths, interests, abilities, and capabilities
- Engages the client in developing the direction of care
based on their capacity to learn, grow, and change
- Focuses on “what matters to the client”
- Provides support and peace of mind to the family
member in assisting the client to live independently
for as long as possible
Benefits of client-centered coordinated care
- The care coordinator assigned to the client ensures a
consistent single plan of care
- The care plan meets the client’s physical and psycho-social
needs and addresses his or her emotional well-being,
functionality, household maintenance, and social needs
- Improved outcomes for the client may include:
- Reduced hospitalizations and fewer emergency room visits
- Increased adherence with physician office visits
- Smoother transition back to home from a hospital or a nursing facility
- Delayed placement in an assisted living or a nursing facility
- Enjoyment of quality time with the family member