Aging Gracefully, a nonprofit program that provides accessibility modifications and retrofits for low-income adults over the age of 65, has received the 2023 Premier Cares Award and a $100,000 cash prize from health care improvement company Premier.
In addition to donating medical and assistive equipment to aging-in-place adults, the Aging Gracefully program includes six to eight in-home sessions with a Cone Health occupational therapist and five to seven in-home sessions with a telehealth registered nurse. The program also provides education and training for each Aging Gracefully client on how to use their home modifications to reach their mobility goals, Premier stated in a recent press release.
“The Guilford County, North Carolina area has a gap in resources and service organizations to serve low-income, older adults who need an accessibility modification to prevent falls and allow them to live and age in place at home,” said Gene Brown, President and Executive Director of Community Housing Solutions. “We are grateful and honored to have the Aging Gracefully program recognized by Premier, and we look forward to expanding it to ensure more of our elderly residents have access to the housing modifications they desperately need to live healthier lives and remain in their homes.”