Bennett Oramasionwu is one of them. He describes how his PRIME days begin,
“It’s hard to have a bad day, because as soon as you walk in the door, you are welcomed by staff who recognize you, they are so friendly that they lift your spirits.”
Bennett attends PRIME twice a week, he is picked up and dropped off from his home, like all participants. Bennett is retired, but an accident from work caused long-term damage to his lungs, so he requires an oxygen tank and ongoing medical care. His many health-care trips were simplified when he started going to PRIME.
“It feels like a whole team of people care for you,” says Bennett of his care experience now.
It’s true – participants transfer medical, pharmacy, and home care needs to PRIME, where they have a team of health-care experts coordinated by one case manager. If Bennett ever has a question about his health when he’s not at PRIME, he can call them anytime from home – they know him by name.
The personalized and team-approached methods at PRIME are helping people like Bennett who have ongoing health issues requiring lots of care – PRIME is designed to help prevent multiple ER visits or even admission into a personal care home.
But if you ask Bennett, the best part of PRIME is the method of care delivery; PRIME offers a chance to meet new friends, attend presentations, and work on self-development, while in the safety of a care setting.
“I used to stay at home too often because of my health; now twice a week I can come here and have good conversations, and exchange ideas with people,” says Bennett, who adds that the diversity of backgrounds in program participants makes for some interesting and wonderful conversations.