POAH's Blackstone Apartments in Boston hopes to resume the Senior HealthWISE program with Massachusetts General Hospital next month following a period in which the hospital has been working on redesigning the strategy to tie it more closely to its intensive care management team. Last year, a senior nurse, geriatric social worker, and resource specialist met with seniors and disabled residents in a space created for the program at Blackstone. During these visits, the wellness nurse checked vital signs, advises on self-management of medical conditions and medication, helped coordinate and communicate with other medical personnel and assisted with hospital discharge planning and follow up. The geriatric social worker and resource specialist offered counseling, referrals, and assistance with entitlements programs.
right- a fitness class at Blackstone Apartments