Transitional adult foster care for discharged hospital patients

The Foundation's program, New Jersey Health Initiatives, was designed to support projects in New Jersey that develop new approaches to resolving the state's health care needs, focusing on the Foundation's goal areas.In response to reimbursement incentives, hospitals often discharge acute care patients who live alone but are not yet able to carry out activities of daily living. This project will provide transitional living arrangements and trained caregivers for seniors during the recuperation period that follows hospital discharge. The project's objectives are to: (1) make about 70 foster care "slots" available; and (2) to reduce hospital readmissions, demonstrate a cost-effective alternative to nursing home placement, and provide personal care services to patients who may not qualify for such care under Medicare and Medicaid regulations. Average length of stay in the arrangement is estimated at six to eight weeks.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $442,598.00

Awarded on: 1/3/1989

Time frame: 1/1/1989 - 12/31/1993

Grant Number: 14485

Grantee

Senior Citizens United Community Services of Camden County, Inc.

146 Black Horse Pike
Mount Ephraim, NJ, 08059-2007

Suzanne Watson
Project Director

609-456-1121

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