Home-based older adults receive essential care during pandemic

Leah, once homeless, obtains an apartment through a local housing program and lives independently. It hasn’t always been easy. Melody, Leah’s Family & Children’s Services Tulsa Housing and Recovery Program (THARP) therapist, has helped her through some challenging times. Her home visits and other local services have provided the support Leah needs.  For example, after obtaining medical care, Leah has hip surgery. As she undergoes rehabilitation, Leah’s apartment is reconfigured to handicap accessible to help her get around…

Reaching families in rural communities, one iPad at a time

Michael and his family live in a rural northeast Oklahoma community. Due to the pandemic, his family had lost touch with Rose, a Family & Children’s Services specialist who had only been speaking to his parents via telephone. Because of the interruption, they are only able to complete half of their assessment required to start therapy.  But one day, the postal carrier delivers a pleasant surprise – an iPad from Family & Children’s Services. For the…