2019

Spanish Speaking Elderly – RAICES – Casa BienEstar Extension

RAICES created a contingency plan including staff's transition to working remotely by phone to ensure the continuation of service provision and prevention of social isolation. Their goal was to continue to tackle the issues that often plague older adults, namely, loneliness, anxiety, depression, economic hardships, and food insecurities.

RAICESis now offering practical programming for their participants who are currently forcibly homebound and living with a more profound sense of despair and loneliness.

Established a new service modality through their "Telemental Health Program."Raices Casa BienEstar remains fully operational, but the pattern of service provision has transitioned to telemental health.  The Department for the Aging is now providing home-delivered meals weekly to their participants.

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