About Us

Independence at Home (IAH),
a SCAN community service,
provides no-cost programs,
support and resource referrals
for older adults and caregivers.

In 1977 a group of Long Beach senior activists were determined to improve access to the care and services they needed so they could stay as independent as possible. They brought together a range of community, medical and social service resources and formed the not-for-profit organization Senior Care Action Network – SCAN. Independence at Home (IAH) continues that community service by connecting seniors and their caregivers to the services needed to stay out of healthcare facilities and nursing homes.

Our programs are managed by highly trained social workers, nurses, pharmacists, therapists and health educators who provide the support services necessary for maintaining the health and vitality of older adults.

Not sure what you need – just that you need help? Contact us. IAH will meet prospective clients wherever they are on the continuum of care, providing a safety net to support those who have exhausted all other options.

 

In addition to our resource and referral service,

IAH offers a range of targeted programs

to meet the special needs of the senior community


These programs provide support to older (55+) adults who currently lack the personal resources to maintain their health and well-being in the community. Care management is provided by experienced social workers, nurses and therapists that direct the provision of necessary services for qualified seniors.

 

Independence at Home’s Goals:

  • Keeping older adults and their caregivers healthy and independent by:
    • Providing direct services to help older adults live safely in the community
    • Building access to programs and services vital for physical, emotional and social wellbeing
    • Invest in the community through support of community based organizations and partnering with city, county and statewide efforts in key areas impacting older adults.

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