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SCAN Health Plan Provides 'Senior Sensitivity Training' to City of Los Angeles Department of Aging and Network Service Providers
Date:4/15/2009

do their jobs even better," said Laura Trejo, general manager, City of Los Angeles Department of Aging. "Thanks to this program, we can more fully understand the challenges seniors face as part of the normal aging process."

Among those taking part were representatives from numerous local agencies as well as activity coordinators and directors of the Los Angeles City Adult Day Programs. Funded through community development block grants administered by the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging, adult daycare includes programs, services and facilities designed to help physically or mentally impaired adults remain in their communities. These are persons who might otherwise require institutional or long-term care and rehabilitation. They also allow for respite opportunities for caregivers.

The recent program offerings mark the first time SCAN has partnered with the city of Los Angeles to provide this critically important training. However, SCAN has been providing similar senior sensitivity training to its employees for many years as a way to ensure that they better understand the needs and mindset of its more than 100,000 health plan members. The program also continues to be offered to SCAN board members, physician groups and to elementary school children to enhance their sensitivity in dealing with older adults.

"With our society rapidly aging, this type of education across all ages and industries is more important than ever," said Stanislaw. "As a health plan focused exclusively on the needs of seniors, SCAN is in a unique position to help people understand more about the aging process."

For more than 30 years, SCAN Health Plan has been focusing on the unique needs of people with Medicare and today is the fourth-largest nonprofit Medicare Advantage Plan in the United States. The company currently serves nearly 110,000 members in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura and K
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