Aging in Place Downtown is a program of Comprehensive Care of Wilmington.
We are a non-profit organization in the State of North Carolina.
We now serve the entire city of Wilmington, NC!
If you are over age 55, live in Wilmington, North Carolina and are beginning to think about life as a Senior, the AGING IN PLACE DOWNTOWN Program is meant for you. Regardless of your health, wealth, or type of home, you will be eligible to participate in this innovative program to help you remain in your own home as you age. We began our program in a limited area of downtown Wilmington. But today, while we have kept our name, we serve seniors in the entire City of Wilmington.
AGING IN PLACE DOWNTOWN enables seniors to remain in their own homes with our service, called “Options Counseling.” We help you identify your current and future needs and assist you in accessing services that will keep you at home. We consider medical, mental health, social, homemaking, legal, technology, safety, home modification and maintenance, financial, nutrition, housing, and transportation factors that are crucial to aging in place.
We inform you of resources in the community and suggest ways to pay for them.
Please click on the buttons above for details on our programs and to find ways to help us.
____________________________________________ TUESDAY TALKS - A monthly series of free talks of interest to Agers in Place...
STAYING HEALTHY IN THE HOSPITAL
A hospital stay is rarely welcome, but often necessary, and the outcome is expected to be a real improvement in health. Yet, one in three US patients suffers harm while hospitalized, despite the best intentions of staff. Among the lurking dangers are MRSA, C.Diff infections, medication mix-ups, falls, blood clots, sepsis, urinary tract infections, bedsores, and more.
Our Tuesday Talk will offer a professional view of the hospital experience and offer insights on how contaminations, mistakes, and unintended outcomes occur. Most important, we will learn how to be informed and effective advocates for ourselves and our loved ones during a hospital stay. We’ll discuss how to be an extra pair of eyes and ears to assist staff, and what to do if a loved one is “going downhill” and the staff isn’t responsive to our concerns. We’ll talk about the role of the hospitalist and how he or she fits into the professional team.
Learn more about CampaignZERO, a family-driven effort to reduce unnecessary harm to hospitalized patients. There will be plenty of time for questions.
Sheila Hume was trained as a Physician Assistant in Surgery and Internal Medicine. Thereafter, she became a Board Certified Podiatric Surgeon and practiced in Maryland for 14 years. A career-ending injury led to work in a community hospital performing clinical documentation improvement for inpatient medical records. A corporate buy-out led to outsourcing and the end of her medical records position.
Undaunted, Sheila combined her various experiences and expertise to become a healthcare navigator and patient advocate. Moving to Wilmington, she founded MedifriendNC where she applies her skills on behalf of clients in various stages of the healthcare and hospital experience.
► May 21, 2019 - 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
► Main Library · 3rd & Chestnut Sts. · New Hanover
► FREE! Please RSVP: AgingInPlaceDowntown@hotmail.com
or leave a message at: 910-805-HOME (4663)
► Free 2 hour parking on the ground level of the deck on 2nd
Street entered between Chestnut and Grace Streets