Address: 1825 N. Prospect Avenue
Transportation: Catch the #30 Prospect/Maryland bus going east on Wisconsin Ave. Get off at the corner of Prospect and Royal or Kane St. The building is on the west side of the street.
Approximate Travel Time By Car: 10 minutes
Approximate Travel Time By Bus: 15 minutes
Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 9:30am-11:30am or 1:00pm-4:00pm
Description of Agency: Community Care is a model of long-term managed care for the frail elderly populations. It is one of only 16 similar programs in the country. The mission of the program is to provide all-inclusive care in one place and to allow participants to remain independent in the community, thereby avoiding premature institutionalization (e.g. in nursing homes). Care is managed by a multi-disciplinary team made up of social workers, nurses, nurse practitioners, doctors and therapists. This team creates a plan of care for each participant. Care may be given on- site or in the homes of the elderly recipients. There is a social aspect at the center in which volunteers can organize group activities or interact with patients individually.
Student Role in Agency: Service may be tailored to meet the needs of both the MU students and the participants. Some possibilities include:
Commitment: Orientation, plus a minimum of a 2-hour block of time per week. TB screen questionnaire to be filled out at site. TB test not required for this site. Students must be on time each week and call ahead of time if an emergency occurs and the student is no longer able to attend his/her service hours.