Résultat désiré à long terme
PEP will facilitate socialization, encourage fitness, promote mental/cognitive stimulation, perform professional counseling and cooperative planning with family physicians and other community care agencies. Older adults within the program will benefit on a daily basis through improved nutrition, activation, social, mental and emotional stimulation activities. Caregivers to older adults within the program will receive not only much needed daytime respite, but will also be provided with professional counseling and social work services. This will allow for less caregiver burnout, and increase the social, mental and physical health of the older adults in our program.
We expect that more patients will be able to be enrolled in primary care as the health professionals working at PEP are able to improve the health and decrease the visit frequency of our clients. In addition, we expect to reduce demand for inpatient beds, and beds in long term facilities. The three full time health professionals working within our program,along with trained volunteers from our community, will be able to care for 12 clients daily, 5 days per week.