Personalized Care: you and your care team will work together to create a personalized care plan that may include some or all of CEI’s services. These depend on your medical needs, which may change over time. While our participants are sheltering at home, much of our care is provided via telehealth and homecare. We are delivering meals and checking in with phone calls and zoom activities.
Your care team includes 11 professional disciplines and every member of your care team understands your needs.
Each week, this team meets in one room, face-to-face, to review care plans and changes in medical conditions, social engagement, and emotional well-being.
Medical Care: We care about you as a complete person and that’s why Center for Elders' Independence gives you everything you need for your medical care.
Transportation: Our 40 vans and friendly drivers will bring you to and from your neighborhood CEI center, clinics, outside medical appointments and field trips.
Medicine: our pharmacist manages and monitors your medicines, and we deliver them to your home.
Medi-Cal: We free you from paperwork and manage all billing. Before you apply to enroll in CEI, we can also help you apply for Medi-Cal.
Scheduling: We schedule your appointments when it’s convenient for you and will accompany you to translate questions and answers into your native language.
Easy Contact: We give you a single point of contact—your social worker at CEI. ?You can also speak with any person on your care team.
Activities: We have 6 centers in the East Bay. This is where we’ll work with you on your strength and balance in the senior gym, introduce you to new activities, eat nutritious meals, make new friends and celebrate cultural holidays.
Recreation: Having a social life and friends is a great way to support your overall health. During normal times, CEI offers both structured and unstructured social opportunities through art, drama, music, events, exercise, and field trips like an A’s game or a waterfront picnic. Currently during COVID-19, we are bringing activity kits to home and offering virtual social hours and exercise classes and karaoke to keep people connected with friends they are not seeing at the centers.
Cost is not a Barrier:
Medicare and Medi-Cal reimburse Center for Elders’ Independence directly for care. If you are enrolled in Medicare and Medi-Cal, you will pay nothing or you will pay your Medi-Cal “share of cost”. When you apply to CEI, we can help you apply for Medicare and Medi-Cal if you don’t already have coverage. You are always in control and can opt-out of CEI at any time.