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Community - March 7, 2012

Grants enable seniors to recover at home

Sequoia Hospital has given $100,000 in grants to four agencies in San Mateo County that collaborate in administering the Sequoia Hospital Homecoming Project, designed to bridge the gap between an older patient's discharge from the hospital and that patient's recovery.

The four agencies are Peninsula Volunteers Inc., Peninsula Family Service Inc., Samaritan House and the San Mateo County Fall Prevention Task Force.

The goal is to help seniors leaving the hospital avoid going to a skilled nursing facility or being re-admitted to the hospital, according to the Feb. 6 announcement by Sequoia Hospital.

In 2011, the program served 70 seniors, enabling them to recuperate at home. Services provided by Peninsula Volunteers include home-delivered meals (Meals on Wheels).

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