Isaiah Wellness Center provides residents of low-income, senior apartment buildings in East Baltimore with community health services and enrichment activities aimed at enhancing their ability to live healthy and fulfilling lives. Health education programs are designed to promote the client’s ability to manage his/her illnesses. Self-efficacy is enhanced through programs like diabetes support, “exercise for independence” and medication review. Healthy aging is promoted by offering older adults opportunities to volunteer in the community and learn new skills such as painting, writing, and computer use.
Residential health services for low income families in the community include:
- Flu Clinics
- Health Counseling
- Medication Assistance
- Health Referrals
- Case Management
- Diabetes Support Group
- Blood Pressure Monitoring
- Accompaniment to Medical Appointments
- Exercise Activities
Fresh Perspective on Aging
Students develop skills in health promotion activities tailored to meet the needs of low-income older adults and learn to identify the root causes of health disparities among low-income minorities. Health promotion programs are developed in partnership with the Senior Health Advisory, a group of residents and community members dedicated to planning community pleasing programs. Students working in an interdisciplinary team have many opportunities to see older adults as vital, multidimensional people who are life-long learners.
The new Isaiah Wellness Mobile Program expands the center's health promotional activities and clinical services to additional senior residential buildings, helping more senior’s age gracefully. Electronic mobile devices are used to enhance the delivery of health education and clinical services while promotion continuity of care through use of electronic medical records.
East Baltimore Community Nursing Center
The mission of the EBCNC is to provide health services to uninsured, impoverished, vulnerable children and adults in Baltimore City. EBCNC health services are mobile and can be taken wherever there is a need for a "clinic without walls." For more information contact Patty Wilson, Director, at 443-287-5719.