As a child of an older adult, you may have questions about your aging parents. How will they be cared for when I am out of town? Should my mother still be driving a car? Why has my dad been so forgetful lately?
Your parents want their independence, and you want that for them too. JFS offers a range of services for seniors that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence, while giving family members and caregivers peace of mind that their loved ones are healthy and safe.
We understand how difficult it can be for adult children to become involved in helping care for aging parents. Through family conferences, our staff helps both the adult child and older parents feel comfortable with decisions about current care and future plans.
A licensed social worker will come to where your parent lives and evaluate their living situation in terms of physical, mental, social safety and resources. We then have a family meeting to address any concerns found in the assessment, as well as make appropriate referrals to services and resources. Our staff is also available to assist with the referral process as needed.
To ensure that the plan you have put into place is being carried out or that your parents are play if you live out of town, we provide basic care management including: assessments and referrals for services, case aide visits with your parent(s), ongoing communication with you about your parent’s status and coordination for other JFS services that your parent may need.
Through home visits to housebound or isolated seniors, we offer a compassionate ear and guidance. To help seniors maintain their independence at home, we can offer assistance with specific tasks such as check-writing and bill paying.
For information or to schedule an appointment, please call 518-482-8856.
Additional Services for Seniors:
JFS has trained volunteers who will drive Jewish seniors to and from destinations in the Capital Region including social outings, medical appointments, shopping or errands. Learn more about this valuable service here.
We believe that seniors are happiest when they can live in their own homes within their own community. NNORC is a Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community that helps seniors maintain their independence by remaining at home. This unique program offers a range of social and supportive services to people living in the NNORC service area. Learn more about this invaluable service here.