Data collected during our recent allocations process reveals great statistics about how your support of our United Way network is improving health for many local adults and seniors:
Physician feedback, by the numbers:
Out of 48 patients referred to a United Way funded wellness program, 57% showed improvements in health conditions:
14 had improved blood sugar levels
16 had improved blood pressure levels
8 had improved AIC levels, which is an indicator of being able to control diabetes
7 had improved cholesterol levels
13 had lost a total of over 210 pounds
Support for independent adults with disabilities: Of the 398 people who were provided with adult day care services, 76% were able to remain at home and not be institutionalized.
Greater independence for seniors at home: In one group, 344 seniors received United Way funded home-based support services. Of the group, only 6.5% ages 65 – 84 had to transition into a full-time nursing care facility, while 93.5% were able to stay at home. In the 85-years and older age range, only 12.8% had to transition into a full-time nursing care facility, while 87.2% were able to stay at home.
Addiction recovery and treatment: 401 people received residential or outpatient treatment for substance abuse issues. In 30 day follow-up meetings, women in one program reported 96.4% had abstained from alcohol and drug use. The number involved in school or work rose from only 17% before the program to 54% after 30 days. Nearly all (96.4%) had been arrested before starting the program, but none were arrested during the 30-day program period. During the program’s 12-step meeting process, 82% increased their attendance at meetings.