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East Side Manor launches home visit program

Service is complimentary for senior citizens

Staff at East Side Manor in Fayetteville is fully prepared to assist both those who live at the residence, and those who still reside at home.

Emeritus, the parent company of more than 300 senior living communities nationwide, recently launched a home visitation program, "You Don't Have to Live With Us for Us to Help." The company created this complimentary service as a way to touch base with people who need help but don't know where first to turn.

"We realize that there are many seniors in our area going without the vital health, social and supportive services they need to maintain their quality of life at home," said Beth O'Connor, community relations director at East Side Manor. "Our Home Visits program helps these seniors cope with their challenges and provides a host of resources to help them stay healthy and connected to the community."

The following is a list of free services East Side Manor will provide to local seniors:

Nurse evaluation to help identify care needs

A support system check that will identify potential challenges based on gaps in assistance

Referrals to other area providers as needed, based on needs uncovered

Post-visit follow up coordination with families and referral sources

Alzheimer's and dementia information and resources

Caregiver tips, tools and support group information

Delivery of a home-cooked, hot meal

Safety check

Social visits

Access to Emeritus resources such as its family-lending library

Information on respite/short-term care and long-term care

"This is a phenomenal program," O'Connor said. "We're going to reach out and touch so many people that have no idea as where to go, how to go or how to get there. We are committed to making sure that every senior in our area, in need, finds the combination of programs and services that serve them best, even if they do not live at East Side Manor."

Seniors in need of assistance should call O'Connor at 637-5127.

"We'll be glad to go where ever they're located and we can start helping them out," she said.

To learn more about Emeritus Senior Living Communities such as East Side Manor, West Side Manor in Liverpool and Bellevue Manor in Syracuse, visit emeritus.com.

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