Founded in 1999 as a 501C3 non-profit, the program was established to meet the needs of elders that live in their own homes. By enhancing and protecting the health and well being of elders, families and caregivers in our community, our program provides a means for people to improve and maintain wellness, stay in their homes they love, avert or delay nursing home placement and effectively prevent health care problems before they escalate.
The Living at Home/Block Nurse Program’s mission is to recognize the importance of assisting older persons to remain safe and independent in their own homes and communities. Also, to recognize the capability of local neighborhoods and communities to integrate the social and in-home services needed and make them more easily accessible.
In meeting our mission, the LAH/BNP coordinates with several other agencies and with a network of wonderful, dedicated volunteers under the direction of one full-time and one part-time staff. LAH/BNP’s Board of Directors is made up of 9 members who bring expertise in health care, finance, administration, education and ministry to their oversight of the program.
We serve the Granite Falls, Minnesota Community for those 60 years of age or older and people with disabilities.
- in town and out of town transportation
- assisted transportation
- respite for primary caregivers and/or family members
- light housekeeping and chores
- corresponding assistance
- monthly blood pressure and blood sugar checks
- health education
- information and referral
- friendly visits
- social activities
- caregiver support group
- telephone reassurance