Program Information

Family Eldercare helps coordinate a range of services for older adults living independently at several senior and/or disabled adult housing properties in Travis County. Family Eldercare’s Service Coordinators work onsite to help residents identify and acquire the services they need to remain financially stable and address physical and emotional challenges. We also are available to advise and support family caregivers.

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Service Coordinators Offer Assistance on Various Levels

  • Assist residents by addressing basic needs and access financial resources.
  • Assist with access healthcare services and information needed to manage healthcare benefits.
  • Provide resources to assist with home management, meal services, in home services, etc.
  • Assist residents and families in managing crisis and effectively addressing changing needs over time.
  • Organize educational programs and support social engagement.
  • Organize volunteer activities and special projects.

Testimonials

  • Mrs. J is an 80 year old woman with multiple health conditions. Mrs. J is Deaf and communication with her is difficult. She does not use sign language and modified devices are not helpful. Communicating in writing is most effective. Family Eldercare’s Service Coordination has assisted Mrs. J with communicating with providers, care attendants and family. In addition Mrs. J is also battling breast cancer and Service Coordination has assisted with coordination of chemotherapy appointments and scheduling medical transportation to those appointments. A mastectomy was scheduled with the help of Service Coordination, including advocating to her insurance company regarding increasing in home care hours after her surgical procedure. Mrs. J had her mastectomy and service coordination assisted with setting up, and following up on home health services.
  • An 85 year old affordable senior housing resident lives alone and is blind. She recently started using a smart phone to help her check the weather and make calls, but the learning curve is very steep for her. Due to this learning curve and her care attendant being unable to help with a phone she is not familiar with, the resident has been unable to make phone calls for weeks, thus creating a safety issue. The phone she purchased does not accommodate the difficulties that someone who is blind faces and Family Eldercare Service Coordination staff meet with this resident regularly. A donated iPhone was finally obtained in order to use the voice activation features, which will increase the resident’s independence, particularly in the case of an emergency.
  • Though he speaks a little English, Mr. C, 69 is most comfortable communicating in Spanish. After being diagnosed with renal cancer, he and his wife were worried, terrified and overwhelmed after their doctor visit. The doctor suggested a clinical trial treatment and had provided the documents in Spanish. Even though Spanish is their preferred language, Mr. and Mrs. C. have limited reading skills and wanted to talk to an expert who could explain to them the pros and cons of treatment verbally in Spanish. The Family Eldercare Service Coordinator made a home visit and spoke with the couple about their needs. The Service Coordinator gathered all information about the treatment and reached out to a local community partner called Ventanilla Salud. The program is a partnership between the Livestrong Foundation and Mexican Consulate. The advocate made a home visit and explained the clinical trial and answered all questions. The advocate also provided resources on local support programs for Mrs. C., as the couple has been married for 46 years and Mr. C has been worried about his wife. The Service Coordinator continues providing supportive counseling and meets with Mr. and Mrs. C. in regards to ongoing care, health and benefits issues as they come up.

Please see our list of properties where our staff is located below. If you know of a person in need of services, who is resident at one of these properties, please let them know that this valuable service is available to them.

Housing providers are often at a loss as to how to help their residents address problems that jeopardize their ability to stay in their apartment. We’d be happy to discuss how we may bring this valuable service to your community!

Service Coordination is currently offered at the following locations:

Schedules FT at property unless noted

Property # of units Address Property Owner FE Staff
Lakeside * 164 85 Trinity, Austin,    78701 Housing Authority, City of Austin (HACA)

Sandra Galindo

512-473-2128

[email protected]

 

Gaston Place* 100 1941 Gaston, Austin,  78723 HACA

Anita Overton

512-926-7757

[email protected]

 

North Loop* 130 2300 W. North Loop, Austin 78756 HACA

Armenthis Shackleford

512-420-0785

[email protected]

 

Salina & Rosewood Courts*

Call for Office Hours

Age 55+ a priority

32 1143 Salina, Austin,  78702 HACA

Sharon Harris

512-626-1548

[email protected]

 

Chalmers Court

Call for Office Hours

Age 55+ a priority

 

158

(1bd=82)

1801 E. 4th Street, Austin, 78702 HACA

Sharon Harris

512-626-1548

[email protected]

 

Lyons Gardens

 

53 2720 Lyons Rd, Austin,   78702 Family Eldercare

Juan de Dios Perez

512-220-7076

[email protected]

 

Oak Springs Villas

Mo/Th: 9:00 to 4:00

Tues: 12:00 to 4:00

 

55 3001 Oak Springs Dr.,  Austin,   78702 Volunteers of America

Allondria Thompson

512-626-9120 (cell)

[email protected]

St. George’s Court* 56 1443 Coronado Hills, Dr., Austin   78752 St. George’s Senior Housing

Jennie Son

512-459-1002

[email protected]

 

RBJ Center* 256 21 Waller St., Austin,  78702

Austin Geriatric Center

 

 

Emily Habermehl

512-906-8600

[email protected]

Sherry Kleinert

512-709-3906

[email protected]

Nathan Basham-AmeriCorps

512-740-4324

[email protected]

Intern: Alexandra Messenger

[email protected]

726-999-0154

 

The Cove at Heatherwilde Park

Thurs. 8 am- 12 pm or by appointment

168 16500 Yellow Sage, Pflugerville,  78660 Harmony Housing

Michelle Akers

512-626-7462 (cell)

[email protected]

 

 

Wildflower Terrace

Every Wednesday;

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

201 3801 Berkman, Austin, 78723 Diana McIver and Assoc.

Allondria Thompson

512-626-9120 (cell)

[email protected]

 

*Includes Disabled

Individual and Group Volunteer opportunities are available all year round. Please contact us to help!
[email protected] or call: 512.483.3551.

More Information:
512.450.0844
[email protected]

Special Projects:
Living Well Collaboration!

Partnerships:


Service Coordination Properties

Learn more about Service Coordination

Eldercare Information and Referral and Caregiver Support

To find information about long term care support and in home services:
Aging and Disability Resource Center
www.aaacap.org