July 26, 2013:  The Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod has launched the Navigator Pilot Project.  The purpose of the project is to improve access to information and the coordination and delivery of home based long term services and supports for residents of Cape Cod aged 18 and over who have chronic health conditions and disabilities, regardless of income.  The Navigator Pilot does not duplicate existing programs and services and is free.  To be connected to a Navigator call 508-957-7629.  View and download flyers for Professionals and the Community for the program.

The Navigator Pilot Project will assist individuals and their families navigate the long term services and supports system to access needed services.  The Pilot Project is intended to enhance access to existing services and will be offered to individuals who require intensive short term advocacy and assistance to ‘navigate’ multiple service systems so they have the services and supports to remain as independent and healthy as possible.  Over the next several months, the VNA will begin to conduct outreach to organizations and groups on how to access the Navigator Project.

Funding for the Navigator Pilot Project is made possible by Barnstable County Department of Human Services with support from CHNA 27 and Cape Cod Health Care.