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The mission of HealthSET is to extend the healing ministry of Christ by Serving and Empowering the low-income elderly in the Denver metro area through nursing, education, and advocacy to Transform the quality of their lives.
HealthSET provides services to the elderly population through the implementation of our Health Promotion Clinics and Geriatric Care Management Program. HealthSET's free Health Promotion Clinics are offered to residents at 20 low-income senior high-rise buildings in the Denver metropolitan area. Each month, our staff and volunteer nurses and pharmacists give seniors wellness assessments; monitor health problems; provide counseling; educate residents about nutrition and other good health practices; and provide referrals to other area health care resources. These clinics help seniors prevent diseases from escalating to the point where they will no longer be able to live independently. Organized around a model of social interaction, the clinics focus on wellness rather than illness. The clinics have the side benefit of combating loneliness, which in itself can exacerbate health problems. To help residents remember when to come in, clinics are held at a particular building on the same day every month. Many of our clients come regularly to our clinics. A client participates with the clinics an average five times a year.
Client Advocacy - For clients with complex needs, there is the Client Advocacy Program. The program provides professional advocacy to support older adults as they strive to remain in their homes, cope with multi-faceted medical needs, psychosocial crises, and life transitions which require direct collaboration with health care providers and diverse community resources. Typical needs include access to financial aid or benefit programs, access to medical, dental and mental health services, care management, in-home services, hearing aids, socialization and housing.