There is a new program to assist those who are at risk for falls, have fallen or who have had to phone 911 for a list-assist. This program's goal is to help the individual stay safely in their own homes by providing additional, no-cost help from doctors, nurses and paramedics.
AOASCC has recently partnered with Yale University's Department of Emergency Medicine, AMR, several VNAs and several municipalities to promote the P.R.I.D.E. (Paramedic Referrals for Increased Independence and Decreased Disability in the Elderly) Program. P.R.I.D.E. is funded by a grant through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center in partnership with Yale University's Department of Emergency Medicine.
Older adults and disabled residents in the following towns and cities are eligible for this free program: New Haven, East Haven, West Haven, North Haven, Branford, North Branford, Guilford, Madison and Meriden. Referrals can be made by calling 1-877-978-8343 or online.