Mirroring the trends of the rest of the country, Eastern Montgomery County is experiencing an increase in its senior citizen population. A great priority has been placed on ensuring the area’s seniors have access to ample programs and services designed to meet their needs. Independent and assisted living, long-term care, home health and supportive services, and adult day care are among the many options seniors have when it comes to residential living and wellness.
Independent and assisted living campuses are conveniently located throughout Montgomery County for seniors needing that little bit of extra care. Spacious residential units are complemented by a range of on-site services and programs, such as dining, beauty/barber services, social activities and much more. The region is also home to nursing and rehabilitative facilities, along with home care services and adult day care. Those not ready for residency at a senior care facility can take advantage of offerings through adult day care. The idea behind adult day care is to welcome seniors into a supervised environment promoting recreation and wellness through a number of health-related services.
The Montgomery County Office of Aging & Adult Services is an integral community resource serving more than 45,000 people annually. The department was established with a mission to serve the county’s older and disabled adults and their families through a comprehensive system of services designed to prevent untimely institutionalization. Among the services delivered to aging adults are information and referrals, comprehensive geriatric assessments, casework support, access to long-term care, ombudsman and protective services, and numerous home and community-based services such as personal care and home support, adult day services, home-delivered meals and transportation services. In addition, the council operates senior centers in Norristown and Ambler.
The Eastern Region Collaborative Network works with local health and social service providers in order to address the specific needs of residents in the region, while the Visiting Nurse Association of Montgomery County supplies a wealth of home care services geared toward vulnerable elderly and disabled adults and their families. Among these options are personal care assistance, homemaker services, respite care, companion services, case management and specialist programs.
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