HealthyKin Nursing works to strengthen children, youth, and their families through direct nursing services, education, advocacy, and research. These families, 78% led by a single female head of household, need assistance to provide health care for themselves and the minor children who have come to them from crises within the family of origin.
- Nursing case management is provided to the families through home and office visits, including nursing assessments, implementation and management of a care plan, and coordination of health care with other community service providers.
- HealthyKin Nursing develops, coordinates, conducts and oversees on-going health education and workshops for clients, community and staff covering topics such as chronic disease self-management, fitness and exercise, nutrition, and Disaster Preparedness in the San Mateo County and San Francisco communities.
- HealthyKin coordinates care with all Edgewood programs.
- The HealthyKin nursing provides a Preceptorship for Nursing Students from local programs who provide additional help for HealthyKin clients as they learn about community nursing.
- The HealthyKin nurse provides advocacy for Edgewood families on health-related issues.
- All confidential health records for Edgewood clients are maintained utilizing a nursing database system, per HIPPA requirements. Information gathered from the program is used for research and ongoing quality improvement of services.
Who It Helps
HealthKin Nursing serves children, youth, and extended families who are referred by external agencies or who self refer.
partners and funders
Sequoia Health Care District
Mills-Peninsula Health Services
- More than 55% of San Mateo County children exiting foster care are placed with family members.
- Many caregivers are grandparents over 55 years old, more than willing to care for a grandchild despite statistical obstacles – 26% live in poverty and 78% are single females raising new dependents.
- HealthyKin reaches 860 seniors and youth a year.
- HealthyKin provided 6 youth workshops serving 66 youth and 24 health workshops for both youth and seniors with 161 attendees in 2010.
- HealthyKin trained 12 nursing students in community nursing in 2010.
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