Increasing homemaker and home health services to low-income homebound elderly Newark residents

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.The Senior Home Assistance Program Expansion (SHAPE) will be initiated to increase and stabilize the supply of homemaker and home health services for homebound elderly in Newark. The agency will obtain home health care accreditation, enabling them to receive third-party reimbursement from the New Jersey Department of Health. Current home health care services are expected to increase 100 percent to serve 125 clients per day. A team consisting of a registered nurse, social worker, licensed practical nurse, and 20 home care workers will coordinate home care services and make referrals to other complementary services, such as Meals-on-Wheels, transportation, and socialization activities.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $100,000.00

Awarded on: 10/21/1996

Time frame: 11/1/1996 - 10/31/1998

Grant Number: 30436


Unified Vailsburg Services

40 Richelieu Terrace
Newark, 07106-1634


Robert M. Farley
Project Director