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Senior Services

Last Updated Thursday, May 29, 2014 8:48:50 AM


Image of an older coupleAt El Camino Hospital, we provide senior services that optimize the physical and mental health of older adults, their families, adult children, friends and caregivers in our community. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for all community members. You don't have to be a former El Camino Hospital patient to take advantage of these community resources.

Our senior-care focused consultants are here to help you and your family members deal with the many challenges of aging, whether they are physical, mental, emotional or social. We listen to your questions and concerns, and then, together, we develop an action plan, drawing upon a broad array of information and referral resources, community services and educational programs, regardless of where you or your family members live.

If you are an older adult, you may have questions about your hospital stay or what you need to do after you go home? If your aging parent is facing health issues, and needs hospitalization or surgery, you may have questions about care at home. El Camino Hospital’s senior services is a valuable resource that can help you with these questions and many more.

Senior Health Program

The outpatient Senior Health Center addresses the issue of reduced access to care and resources for our senior community. The center fills the need of seniors to find a compassionate, quality physician who will accept them after 65 or on Medicare. Based on the newest model of patient centered care, the "medical home," the Senior Health Center is a health care resource providing a continuum of care from wellness and prevention to post-hospital stay. Learn more about the Senior Health Program.

Senior Services In The Hospital

El Camino Hospital provides many services to help older adults in their homes to facilitate their well-being and safety, including in-home care and caregiver support. Perhaps you worry about being forgetful and wonder if it’s serious or whether you’ll be able to stay in your home if you need some additional help. Read more about these services.

Senior Services In The Home

Should I move in with the kids or live in a retirement community? I want to keep my mind active--how can I do that? Can someone give me advice on healthy eating and cooking? In this section, you can find answers to these questions and more.

Senior Services In the Community

    The community surrounding El Camino Hospital provides a wealth of support and services to seniors. In this section, you can read about wellness and education services, health consultations, screenings, lectures, volunteer opportunities and support groups, among other things.

     

 

Senior Balance and Exercise Class

Image of seniors in balance and exercise classThere are many risk factors that contribute to falling, some of which can be corrected or addressed such as lower body and trunk weakness, poor balance and difficulties walking. This class is designed to help seniors prevent falls, increase strength and manage their risk for falling. Our instructors include licensed physical therapist and physical therapist assistant.

Time: 11 am - 12 p.m.
Dates: Meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Series 1: January 6 - January 29, 2015
Series 2: February 11 - March 5, 2015

Fee: $50 for 8 sessions

Registration:
Registration is required. Registration closes on the Friday prior to the first class.

Clearance from your physician for participation in the class is required. Please arrive 30 minutes early to complete your registration on the first day of class. To register and for more information call 408-866-4059.

Location: Los Gatos Campus at the Physical Performance Institute

Osteoporosis Exercise & Education Class

This 4 session class teaches tools to help prevent osteoporosis-related fractures and safe exercises to improve your strength, balance, posture and body mechanics. Classes are taught by physical therapists with training in osteoporosis.

Time: 3:30 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Dates: Meets on Wednesdays
Series 1: January 7 - January 28, 2015
Series 2: February 11 - March 4, 2015

Fee: $50.00 - includes all materials

Registration:
Registration is required. Registration closes the Friday, prior to the first class.

Attendees must be able to get up and down from the floor. Mats will be provided for each participant.  To register and for more information call 408-866-4059.

Location: Los Gatos Campus at the Physical Performance Institute

NICHE - El Camino Hospital Mountain View

El Camino Hospital Mountain View campus is a NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) hospital.

NICHE is the leading and largest national geriatric nurse driven program designed to help hospitals improve the care of older adults. As part of the NICHE Program, El Camino Hospital Mountain View has a nurse practitioner whose focus is to improve the care provided to the older adult. Learn more on the NICHE website.