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Director's Message

February 2013 - Partners in Caring Princeton

Have you ever wondered how to select a home care company, whether you are eligible for heating assistance or where to get a portable wheelchair? Have you ever wished you had someone to coordinate and guide you through the maze of services and appointments you need when you are discharged from rehab? Wondering how to manage a partner’s recent diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease?
PSRC is very excited to announce that we are starting our own Partners In Caring Princeton (PIC Princetontm) program. This program centers on a partnership between our care coordinators, you and your family (near or far, should you choose to include them). Together we can work together to help you live safely and independently at home as long as possible and to help you navigate life’s transitions.
PIC Princetontm care coordinators are master’s degree professionals, certified and experienced in gerontology.  We are aware of hundreds of area resources, so we can help you connect with exactly what you need for your unique situation. 
We start with a thorough assessment of what is working for you and what needs attention, identify and evaluate various options, then work with you to create an action plan that helps meet your goals. 
 We will continue to meet with you (and your family) in your home or our office over time so that we can adjust that plan as your circumstances change.  We will coordinate communication with the various services you receive, advocate for you and help you apply for programs for which you qualify. 
In addition to consultations and care coordination, PIC Princetontm can provide family caregiver support, education, volunteer visitors, wellness groups and linkage to the many other programs offered at PSRC.  PIC Princetontm also utilizes the dozens of partnerships we have developed with other providers of essential services such as meal delivery, transportation, home care, nursing,  home modifications, paperwork assistance, and many others when you need them.
We know that many of you pick Princeton and want to stay here because it is a great community with many cultural opportunities, open space, healthcare, proximity to New York, Princeton University and more.  It is diverse, walkable and has public transportation.  PSRC plays a critical role in also making Princeton a caring community with unrivaled support and resources for dynamic aging.  We believe that PIC Princetontm will help make these resources accessible to everyone throughout the community.
PIC Princetontm is a new stage in our evolution as we parted ways with the United Aging & Disability Partnership when we found that our vision and way of working were incompatible with the direction that the United Way has taken.  We are very excited about the tremendous new opportunities that are now available to serve more of the community and to work with a wider range of partners .  People currently enrolled in UADP have seamlessly transferred to PIC Princetontm. New people can start now, and we will continue to develop the program throughout this year.  We enthusiastically invite your participation and feedback.
Membership in PIC Princetontm is free and open to everyone in Princeton age 55+.  Initial assessment fees are based on a sliding scale and there are fees from the partner providers for transportation, meals, homecare, and other services as there have been until now.  Follow-up care coordination visits are free, as well as education, advocacy, benefit assistance, support groups or volunteers.
You may wonder how this program compares to geriatric care management (GCM). PIC Princetontm takes a different approach. GCM services include an annual membership and hourly rates for services. GCM are available 24/7, will accompany you to doctor’s appointments and generally use a preferred provider list.  Often they are hired by, and work primarily with, the family and contractually agree to do services for you.  PIC Princetontm care coordinators will work with you, your family and other support team with a focus on you-- the older adult-- as the key player, empowering you to remain independent and make informed decisions. We will help you select and coordinate services and support you and your family, so that you can remain independent as long as possible.  If you need a higher level of care and attention, we will help you find the right match for you.
For more information, attend an information session on February 13 at 10:15 at SPB or call Susan Hoskins  at 924-7108.


Previous Messages

October 2017: HomeFriends Celebrates 30 Years!

September 2017: Annual Report

July/August 2017: Preferred Caregivers: Daughters

June 2017: Cues & Clues

May 2017: Recharging

April 2017: GrandPals Celebrate 20 Years!

March 2017: Multi-generational Households

February 2017: No One Ages Well Alone

January 2017: Help at Home

December 2016: Gratitude

November 2016: Family Caregiving

October 2016: Annual Report

September 2016: Corporate Healthcare

July/ August 2016: Strategic Planning

June 2016: Is Your Home Age- Friendly?

May 2016 Part 2 : We Need Your Help

May 2016 Part 1: Going Solo

April 2016: Volunteering

March 2016: Partners In Caring

February 2016: PSRC's Strategic Plan

January 2016: Hope

December 2015: Gratitude

November 2015: Helicopter Children

October 2015: Is Princeton An Age Friendly Community?

September 2015: Annual Report

July & August 2015: Family and Community

June 2015: A Gift that Keeps Giving

May 2015: Is 60 the New 40

April 2015: Spring

March 2015: On Being Mortal

February 2015: Mentoring

January 2015: Winter Blues

December 2014 - Leaving A Legacy

October 2014 An Age Friendly Future

September 2014 Annual Report

July - August 2014

June 2014 - Romance After 50

May 2014 - Your Virtual Estate

April 2014 - Memory and Forgetting

March 2014 - Aging in Community

Observational Stay

February 2014 - Family Caregiving

January 2014: Attitudes about Aging

December 2013 - Giving

November 2013 - Healthcare Marketplace

October 2013 - Annual Report 2013

September 2013 - Total Brain Health® Fair

July - August 2013 My cat, My Father and Me

June 2013 - Age Friendly Communities

May 2013 - Navigating a Changing HealthCare Landscape

April 2013 - Becoming Visible

March 2013 - Navigating Life’s Transitions

February 2013 - Partners in Caring Princeton

January 2013 - Men as Caregivers

December 2012 - The Safety Net

November 2012 - Going Solo

October 2012 - Documenting Your History

September 2012 - A Journey of Transformation

July - August 2012 - Gratitude & Moving

June 2012 - Diversity

May 2012- Aging in America


March 2012 - Patient-centered Care

February 2012 - Can you Spare an Hour?

January 2012 - Challenges & Opportunities

December - Are you Prepared for Emergencies?

November - We need YOU!

October - Chocolate for Memory

September- Looking Back and Looking Forward

July - August 2011; Ageism

June 2011 - Accessibility

May 2011 - Paper retention

Knit Wits, April 2011

Lessons and Legacies, March 2011

Independent Living February 2011

Home Safety January 2011

Witness to my Life December 2010

Elections, benefits and open enrollment November 2010

Retire in 3D!

Strategic Planning September 2010

Am I Old? July 2010

Memory Clutter June 2010

Aging In America May 2010

Volunteering April 2010

Spirituality March 2010

Estate Planning February 2010

Encore Careers January 2010

Hiring Home Care December 2009

Annual Giving by Sharon Naeole November 2009

Flu Pandemic 2009 October 2009

Healthy Memory, Healthy Mind September 2009

A Personal Perspective on Caregiving July/August 2009


Wei Ji: Crisis, Danger and Opportunity April 2009

Write your own obituary March 2009

Hobbies February 2009

Hope and Vision in Challenging Times
January 2009

Medicare Changes 2008: Take A Look! December 2008

Scams, Frauds and Rip-offs November 2008

Engaged Retirement: Beyond Financial Planning October 2008

September 2008 Caregiver Dilemmas

Finding Rhythm and Purpose July/August 2008

Spring Cleaning II June 2008

V + OA = ER (Volunteering + Older Americans=Engaged Retirement)May 2008

Spring Cleaning April 2008

Have You Had the Talk Yet? March 2008

Get Moving with FitRhythms™! February 2008

My Condolences January 2008

Advocacy December 2007

What Are Social Services? November 2007

Sensitive Topics October 2007

Plan for the Future September 2007

The Up-side of Aging Summer 2007

Volunteering June 2007

Strategic Plan May 2007

National Conference on Aging: Let's ReThink Aging April 2007

Brain Health March 2007

Resiliency February 2007

Transportation January 2007

Season of Giving December 2006

Medicare Part D November 2006

April Hill McElroy October 2006

Civic Engagement September 2006

Change June 2006

White House Conference on Aging May 2006

Hearing Loss April 2006

GrandPals March 2006

Lets Talk February 2006

Eldertopia January 2006

Hoarding December 2005

Annual Report: November 2005

Are You Prepared? October 2005

Planning Ahead October 2005

Watch Your Language September 2005

Medicare Part D Summer 2005

Sue Tillett June 2005

The End of the Journey May 2005

Clutter March 2005

New Dietary Guidelines February 2005

Transitions January 2005

Funding December 2004

Caregiving November 2004

Civic Engagement with GrandPals October 2004

A New Look September 2004

Safe Driving Summer 2004

Food Safety June 2004

Communication June 2004

The Challenge of Giving Care May 2004

Seniors On The Move April 2004

Depression March 2004

McGreevey February 2004

Medications January 2004

Random Acts of Kindness December 2003

Civic Engagement November 2003

Reverse Mortgages Oct 2003

Emergency Preparedness, Jan 2003

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