The program shall provide the mentioned services to accomplish the following goals:
Goal 1: Improve the physical and mental health of older residents living in the community.
Goal 2: Increase access to entitlement, education, community and supportive services for older residents and older living in the community.
AEA utilizes Results-Based Accountability (RBA) to track measurable outcomes for its Health Promotion Program. The program has been developed in partnership with City of Fremont Human Services Department and provides a model that could be replicated and implemented in other ethnically diverse communities.
D. The Service Linkage program links Afghan seniors to an array of services – health, social services but limited to CAPI, SSA, GA, Food Stamps., transportation, housing, legal, social security, immigration. Our staff provides translation, information and assistance with completing documents related to citizenship, immigration, taxes, Medi-Cal, and other needed resources. Additionally, they conduct community outreach and attend informational health fairs.
HPs and nursing students from CSU East Bay and Samuel Merritt University supervised by community nurses review participants’ medication at the weekly HAP program and in participants’ homes to evaluate their knowledge and usage of their medications, providing feedback as needed. When necessary, they call participants’ doctors or pharmacists for clarification or to express concerns. HPs provide medication assistance in the home and community. Both HPs and nursing students conduct falls risk, home safety, ADL/IADL and nutritional assessments in participants’ homes. Utilizing medication review and education, the program increases elder Afghans’ compliance with medical protocols and self-management.
Happy Healthy –Me is an evidence-based, participant-driven program that is focused on increasing self-management. It emphasizes personal choice and responsibility for deciding how to integrate healthy behaviors into daily life in order to manage chronic conditions. The program serves both the Afghan and the Asian older adult community. It has a 20-year history of success and is used across the world in places such as New Zealand, Mexico, Europe, Hong Kong and the United States. Clients are assessed on the Partners-in-Health Scale that assesses 7 essential skills vital to self-management of chronic conditions. Once assessed, deficits and strengths are identified and discussed with the client. An overall problem is identified along with an overall goal that the client would like to achieve over the course of 6 – 9 months. A Wellness Plan is collaboratively developed by the client and Health Promoter. The Health Promoter monitors the Wellness Plan and in collaboration with the client modifies the plan as needed to assist the client to achieve his/her goals.
Community Health Education: offers Nutritional Health education workshops, Matter of Balance and Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program classes and invites guest speakers to discuss an array of health nutrition topics. Our clients will receive education on health topics including; (a) ) a nutritious Afghan meal, (b) health education e.g., nutrition, heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer prevention, (c) medication review and education, (d) preventive health care, e.g., flu vaccines and health screens, e.g., blood pressure check.
Afghan Elderly Association
Address: 3300 Capitol Ave bldg B.
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: 510.574.2059 or 510.574.2075
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