Outreach Nurse Home Visiting Program for Senior Adults
Skilled Registered Nurses are available to visit with senior adults one-on-one in their home and provide physical and social assessments as well as education and counseling on senior needs. Visits are free for Johnson County residents who show proof of residency. No acute care services are provided. Call (913) 826-1241 or (913) 826-1232 to schedule a visit.
- Physical/social assessments
- Counseling on health conditions, home safety, community resources and caregiver support
- Nurses monitor:
Health conditions such as COPD, diabetes and congestive heart failure
Blood Pressure Clinics
Monitoring and counseling clinics are available at various locations throughout the county.
Falls Awareness and Prevention Guide
Each year, one out of three Americans over age 65 falls. Falls are the leading cause of injury to seniors in the United States. Fortunately there are many things seniors can do to help prevent falls and maintain health and independence. Find them in this guide courtesy of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Vaccines for Senior Adults
Immunizations are not just for children. Senior adults may be at risk for vaccine-preventable disease due to age, job, lifestyle, travel or health conditions. This fact sheet provides information on vaccines for senior adults.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
Tools for Better Health is a series of programs designed to empower Kansans to improve their health and quality of life. The program helps people with a variety of long-term health issues (arthritis, heart disease, asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure and lung disease) learn the skills needed to self-manage their disease. Programs are managed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) in partnership with state and national organizations. All programs are facilitated by trained and certified group leaders.
Chronic disease self-management workshops are interactive and facilitated by two trained, certified group leaders. You'll learn:
Techniques to deal with frustration, pain and fatigue
How to exercise safely
How to communicate more effectively with your family and medical team about your health
Eating habits, and
Making informed health care choices.
Each workshop is 6 weeks long and meets 2-1/2 hours each week. Workshops are offered in Johnson County, other cities in Kansas and throughout the Kansas City metro area.
Group Leaders Wanted! There are no prerequisites to be a group leader – only a passion for helping others. Workshop curriculum is scripted and contains helpful facilitation ideas. Contact KDHE to find out how easy it is to become a group leader.
Host a workshop! Organizations are needed to host chronic disease self-management workshops. Referrals from healthcare practitioners are welcome. Call 913-477-8437 or send an email to Alison.Wiley@jocogov.org if you can be a host location.
Preparing for Emergencies
The likelihood that you and your family will recover from an emergency tomorrow often depends on the planning and preparation done today. Get ready now: Emergency Preparedness Tips for Seniors