CITRIS Health’s Lighthouse team, in collaboration with Eskaton, a Sacramento-based non-profit housing provider for older adults, is launching a mobile care team to support homebound older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program will provide more immediate access to COVID-19 vaccines and testing, health assessments, and follow-up care to older adults living in rural counties in the greater Sacramento area. Homebound and rural older adults, especially those who are low-income, are often left out of traditional systems of health care.
The program aims to increase vaccine education and community acceptance and assess digital literacy to identify older adults who can benefit from telehealth services and support through Lighthouse longer term.
If you have any questions about the mobile testing, please contact:
Dr. David Lindeman
Director, CITRIS Health
CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
Senior VP, Chief Strategy Officer
For more information about the program, please visit the Lighthouse for Older Adults webpage.
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