Senior Services and the Shepherd’s Center of Winston-Salem have teamed up with SHIIP and the NC Senior Medicare Patrol to provide an education event designed to help people understand the revised Medicare Summary Notice. The session consists of a brief video and PowerPoint along with several “tools” people can use to help them The event is FREE and open to the public, and a reservation is not required. Click here for more information.
March 21, 2013
HRCI Credit for HR Personnel
"65: The Magic Number--Medicare Basics for Human Resources Personnel" will be presented April 24, 2013, from 8:00-9:30 A.M. here at Senior Services, 2895 Shorefair Drive. One hour of HRCI general re-certification credit will be awarded to attendees. RSVP by April 19 to 336-721-6919 or to email@example.com. Click here for more information.
January 2, 2013
Meals-on-Wheels Needs Volunteers!
There are current opportunities on a number of routes throughout Forsyth County for Meals-on-Wheels drivers - either regular or substitute. An orientation is provided for all new volunteers, along with clearly spelled out written directions. Volunteers can deliver once a week, once a month or anything in between. Delivering generally takes 90 minutes to complete. For additional information, you can e-mail Leslie Smith or contact her by phone at 721-6910.
November 30, 2011
Home Care Receives NC NOVA Designation
Senior Services' Home Care program has received the North Carolina New Organizational Vision Award (NC NOVA) designation. To achieve this accreditation, the Home Care program had to achieve a set of standards designed to help meet the needs of its front-line workers.
In working toward its NC NOVA certification, the Senior Services Home Care program gave its certified nursing assistants (CNAs) a more prominent voice in program decision-making, along with expanded education and training. In addition, aides new to the program were provided with mentors. Substantiating the Home Care program’s success, in addition to its new NC NOVA designation, is the fact that there has been no turnover among Senior Services’ Home Care CNAs for the past two years.
The first program of its kind in the nation, NC NOVA focuses on these hands-on caregivers because of the high turnover rate among their ranks. Its aim is to improve the workplace and thus the quality of patient care.
NC NOVA, developed by a broad-based team of healthcare providers, workers, consumers, state regulators and educators, also has as a goal ensuring that there is a supply of well-trained direct care workers sufficient to meet the need of North Carolina’s growing older population.