Steuben Senior Services Fund Innovation Award Nomination 2023 Elevator Description
Since 2016, the Steuben Senior Services Fund has implemented Full Circle America (FCA) as an option to assist Steuben County older adults to remain in their own homes through the use of innovative technology. Founded and operated out of the state of Maine, FCA combines in-home monitoring with other supports such as those provided by families, volunteers, agencies, churches, and neighbors, to deliver comprehensive services at a fraction of the cost of nursing and adult homes. To date, FCA/Steuben has saved $1.1 million in long term care costs.
FCA offers members a multitude of services on a sliding fee scale, including remote monitoring, personalized wellness visits by volunteers, quarterly geriatrician consultations, medication reminders, end of life planning, support for family and caregivers, care coordination and home safety evaluations. The key to success is the use of multiple modalities and supports to make sure FCA members and their caregivers never feel alone.