Henry Ford- Center for Senior Independence

The Center for Senior Independence provides an alternative to nursing home care for frail, elderly people. By bringing together all the care needed, participants are able to remain independent in their own homes and communities. Patients and their caregivers also are provided respite care. The comprehensive care, both medical and social are provided at the Center and the elder's home, as well as in the hospital or nursing home, when necessary.

Services at the Center:

Elderly people who choose to enroll in the program receive all medical, specialty and in-home services as arranged by center staff. At the time of initial assessment, the team develops a care plan for each participant. Depending on individual needs, participants come to the center one or more days per week, where they receive medical and personal care. Recreational and therapeutic activities take place through the day at the Center and meals are provided, as well as routine specialty care such as foot care, dentistry and hearing services. Prescription drugs and home delivered meals also are provided. Transportation is provided to and from the center and to specialized appointments. Center staff include physicians; nurses; physical, occupational and speech therapists; home health care; social workers; certified nurse assistants; recreation therapists; pharmacists; dietitians and van drivers.