c/o Primary Care Coalition
Torri Carter, Health Coach & Pamela Mackey, WISH Program Senior
8757 Georgia Ave., 10th floor
Silver Spring, MD
Wellness & Independence for Seniors at Home (WISH) connects seniors to community-based health care and other support services so they can remain independent and out of the hospital. The program is supported by community hospitals and is available at no cost to seniors. “WISH is ideal for anyone with Medicare who is 65+,” says Sharyn King, senior vice president, Population Health Services. “Seniors can refer themselves or be referred by others.”
“People can live in one of 42 identified independent living facilities in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties,” says King. All facilities are listed on the WISH website at nexusmontgomery.org/wish. Seniors in the WISH Program are connected to health coaches and nurses who help them learn about health issues and identify the support needed to stay independent. The WISH team can help seniors create a personalized plan, understand services provided through Medicare and connect them to community resources.