Mission: To provide housing and support services to elderly and handicapped persons.
Programs: The organization provided housing and supportive services to elderly and persons with disabilities through the operation of a 41-unit retirement home complex in phoenix, arizona. The organization served 42 residents: 5% are between ages 18-61 (dependent/grandchild, other adult), 76% between the ages 62-80; 17% between ages 81-95 and 2% over 96. Approximately 26% of the residents are identified as at-risk elderly, and 35% are identified as frail elderly. St mary's manor employs a service coordinator who assists residents in obtaining needed supportive services from community agencies. This service coordinator is a valuable resource person who assisted nearly 100% of the residents with services such as: advocacy, case management, conflict resolution, benefits/entitlements, general info/referral, (continued on schedule o) home management, isolation intervention, meals, resident councils, substance abuse, translation/interpretation and transportation. Along with providing resources, the service coordinator arranged the following educational and wellness in-services for the residents: snap (food stamps) q & a, american heart association healthy heart presentation, fall prevention for seniors, hydration for seniors, medicare and ahcccs plans, body and organ donation/final expense planning, and health insurance changes for 2017. Other weekly or monthly on-going programs and activities included: medicare bingo, sit and be fit (chair exercises), blood pressure clinics, nutrition class and games with students. Residents also enjoyed resident-directed activities and social events such as barbecues, pancake breakfasts, birthday parties, tea parties, bible studies, resident council meetings, activity committee meetings, dominoes and bingo.