San Diego, California
ElderHelp's Care Coordination program creates opportunities for seniors to live independently in their own homes and thrive. Clients work together with Care Coordinators to identify needs, create a customized network of support, connect to community resources, and navigate health and wellness services. Vetted volunteers are matched with clients to provide assistance and engage in activities, developing meaningful relationships along the way. Activities include grocery shopping, friendly visiting, home safety inspections, social outings, or organizing mail and paperwork. By helping seniors remain active and independent, we reduce isolation and the risk of falls in the home, improving the health and well-being of the senior and the community. Because our services are offered at no cost to the senior, these vital services put dollars back in the pocket of the senior, helping them stretch their often limited budgets.
By providing vital services such as transportation, grocery shopping, advocacy, friendly visiting, and home safety/maintenance (all at no cost to the senior), ElderHelp makes it possible for thousands of San Diego seniors to live independently and age with dignity in their own homes each and every year. Engaging over 300 community volunteers in the process, we build a safety net that ensures each senior's needs are being met and foster relationships that bring awareness to the needs of this vulnerable population We carry out our mission in a very personalized way, committing to working with our clients for the long term. Our staff of experienced social workers create a unique plan for each senior, matching volunteers to maximize compatibility and needs.
For over 46 years, ElderHelp has been a trusted resource in our community, serving over 235,000 seniors and their families.
"You've done so much for me - for my safety and sanity. You have saved my life. And I know that you have saved other elder's lives too. You give us a sense of pride - you lose that when you get older and have to depend on others. EH has been a savior - you really have saved my life. Staff is wonderful and the organization is terrific. You don't think about being an elder and needing help, until you need it. I had lost my self of self and you guys gave it back to me. You make me feel like I'm still a person"
"Miracles happen everyday at ElderHelp, and I am one of them. Living alone is sad at times, but hearing your voice on the phone each morning gives me a reason for waking up and a purpose for living each day."
ElderHelp provides personalized services and information that help seniors remain independent and live with dignity in their own homes.