FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The staff at Byron Health Center has implemented a crime prevention program aimed at stopping problems before they start. The Senior CrimeStoppers program is intended to offer quality of life enhancements to residents.
A charter presentation ceremony took place Wednesday morning at Byron Health Center located at 12101 Lima Rd. in Fort Wayne.
Several key Senior CrimeStoppers representatives were on hand to make the presentation including Darrell Jaggers, Senior Partner with Centier Bank and George Clinard, Vice President of the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation.
By becoming a Senior CrimeStoppers member, Byron Health Center becomes its own in-house Senior CrimeStopper community. The advantages include a positive partnership with residents, families, staff and the community at large. Other benefits include specially designed personal lock boxes to safeguard personal items in each resident’s living quarters; around-the-clock access to the Senior CrimeStopper special toll-free tips line with thoroughly trained operators and a complete organizational orientation with training materials for involving residents families and staff in the community – all contributing to the success of the Senior CrimeStoppers program.
“Senior CrimeStoppers works! Nationally, Senior CtrimeStoppers has reduced the number of crime incidents by 94%,” stated George Clinard, Vice President of the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation during the charter presentation.
Byron Health Center provides physical, mental, emotional and neurological services to meet the needs of young and older adults. Each resident is recognized as an individual with unique needs who seeks and deserves to reach his or her optimal potential. Byron Health Center and Byron Residential Center continue a tradition of over 160 years of serving the long-term health care needs of Indiana residents. Byron Health Center is licensed to provide intermediate and skilled nursing care while Byron Residential Center provides services to individuals who are more independent and are able to live in a residential setting.