At LifeSTEPS, we are thrilled that Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian recently introduced AB 1083, also called the Housing Plus Services, Nursing Pilot Program. This legislation will bring health care and social services directly to residents in their apartments, and help residents to live independently for as long as possible in their own homes.
RN coaches will work onsite with affordable housing residents in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento and Sonoma Counties in an effort to manage and improve their overall health. The RN coaches will help residents navigate complex healthcare systems and create smooth and safe transitions home from a hospital or rehab facility. Additionally, the RN coaches will assist older adults with medication management, monitoring vital signs, creating health care plans and much more.
The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted older adults more than any other age group and has demonstrated that keeping older adults, especially those with chronic conditions and high frailty levels, in their homes and out of the hospital. Passage of AB 1083 will bring critical health care and social services to residents where they live, leading to healthier residents and healthier communities.