TROY, Mich., June 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fidelis SecureCare, a Southeast Michigan-based Medicaid health plan today announced a donation to Flint based Valley Area Agency on Aging. The donation, made possible by the Centene Charitable Foundation will fund health and nutrition programs for seniors affected during the Flint water crisis. Earlier this year, Fidelis SecureCare donated bottled water and baby wipes to Flint's El Shaddai Ministries to support the daily needs of seniors while water quality concerns existed.
"Fidelis SecureCare is committed to the health and well-being of seniors in Michigan. We believe there is no better way to fulfill this commitment than by supporting caregiver partners who see to the needs of seniors, every day," said Amy Williams, CEO of Fidelis SecureCare. "We are grateful to the people of Valley AAA for their continuing care of others and appreciate the opportunity for our company to contribute to those efforts."
Fidelis SecureCare is located in Troy and provides health insurance services to those eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid in Macomb and Wayne counties. Williams said that company employees have regular conversations about opportunities where help is needed, and that Flint area senior concerns are a consistent theme.
"The AAAs are valued partners, so supporting the Valley AAA during this time makes a lot of sense," Williams said.
Valley AAA has been intimately involved in supporting senior health and wellness concerns since the Flint water system concerns first surfaced. The organization continues to offer homebound seniors with bottled water delivery, and a nutrition and health check program now is in place to ensure long term effects of lead ingestion are minimized.
"The support of Fidelis SecureCare is an unexpected and greatly appreciated gift that will go a long way toward helping people in our community," said Valley AAA CEO, Kathryn Boles. "Good nutrition and basic health checks are fundamental to living a healthy life, and they are particularly important for seniors. With added resources, we have the ability to expand services to more individuals, while purchasing high quality, high nutrition foods."
About Fidelis SecureCare
Fidelis SecureCare of Michigan, Inc. is a subsidiary of Centene Corporation. Fidelis SecureLife, a product of Fidelis SecureCare is a Medicare-Medicaid Plan (MMP) that contracts with both Medicare and Michigan Medicaid to provide benefits of both programs to eligible enrollees in Macomb and Wayne County. Our integrated care organization delivers comprehensive healthcare services to Michigan Health Link Demonstration Project enrollees. The demonstration project is administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
About Valley AAA
Valley Area Agency on Aging, created in 1974, is a private, non-profit organization committed to providing advocacy, services and programs which help elderly and disabled individuals remain living independently in their homes with dignity for as long as possible. For additional information, please call Valley Area Agency on Aging at (810) 239-7671 or visit our website at www.valleyareaaging.org.
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