(Courtesy of JFS MetroWest) Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ (JFS) Older Adult Case Management is a free program that focuses on the unique needs of each person to help older adults adjust to life changes and plan for their futures. This new program is made possible by a gift from Carrie and Jed Nussbaum.
“Having been involved with JFS for more than 10 years, Jed and I know how much JFS relies on funding to expand their program offerings. We feel so fortunate to be able to underwrite the new older adult case management service for our community as our aging seniors need the care and compassion that JFS is known for.” said Carrie Nussbaum.
The goal of the newly established program is to allow the older adult to stay in his/her own home for as long as possible through the use of community support, both professional and volunteer.
Client referrals, access and coordination of additional services available include:
At-home assistance: home health aide/companion agencies
Adult day programs and senior centers
Community and government resources
Financial: Medicare counseling, money management, elder care attorneys
Food: meals-on-wheels, food stamps (SNAP)
Home modification services
Housing: senior buildings, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities
Mental health: counseling, support groups, friendly visiting
Medical: geriatricians, visiting nurse agencies, psychiatrists
Contact Nicole Viola, LSW, JFS, older adult case manager, at 973-637-1705 to learn more about the program.
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