The desire for independence never grows old, which is why quality home-based health care that is safe and successful is so important. At HCR Cares, our research and educational activities focus attention and advance knowledge in key aspects related to independent living. As we foster best home care practices and identify new ways to serve those whose independence is challenged, available services are enhanced.
To address barriers to independent living through research, education, and programs. HCR Cares enhances services, mirroring the communities we serve by fostering home health care practices and identifying new ways to serve those whose independence is challenged.
All individuals can remain in their home safely and successfully as
long as they choose.
HCR Cares offers grants to individuals pursuing degrees in nursing. The grants aim to strengthen and diversify the nursing work force by offering opportunities to ambitious, hardworking, and qualified individuals who wish to advance in the field of nursing. The nursing grants are meant to help with extra and/or unexpected expenses, beyond tuition, which students encounter when they go back to school, e.g. books, extra daycare, technology, licensing fees, or income supplement. In addition to money, grantees are mentored by Board members, who help them with financial planning, studying techniques, and preparation for licensing exams.
One area of particular focus for HCR Cares is the prevention of falls among older individuals. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an older adult is treated in a hospital emergency room for a fall every 18 seconds. Every 35 minutes an older adult dies as a result of a fall-related injury. Statistics on the costs of falls are alarming:
► In New York State, about 1.7% of people age 65 and older, or more than 42,000 people, were hospitalized through the ER because of a fall.
► If the current rate of falls among seniors is not reduced, fall-related treatment costs will reach $43.8 billion annually by 2020, according to estimates by the CDC.
HCR Cares has developed a free, easy-to-use risk assessment and prevention brochure. The brochure is available at locations throughout the greater Rochester area and can also be downloaded here:
► Falls Prevention Brochure
Your gift to HCR Cares will help fund nursing career ladder grants, and health education programs like Falls Prevention and Can We Talk.
Mail your donation, payable to HCR Cares, to:
85 Metro Park, Rochester, NY 14623.
Emily Jones, Chairwoman
Louise Woerner, President & Volunteer Executive Director
Edna Silvernail Kristen Waterstram-Rich, MS, CNMT, NCT, FSNMT
Jerdine Johnson Sarah Miner, Ph.D., RN
Lesia Telega Nancy Valentage, BS, PA-C
Susan Barnes Brigid M. Noonan, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC, ACS
Karen Bonomo, RN, BSN, CDS