Care Management for Seniors
JSSA’s care managers are skilled professionals (most of whom are licensed clinical social workers) with a specific understanding of the complexities of the aging process. Their compassion and knowledge will help you manage the growing and complex demands and responsibilities of caring for yourself or your loved one.
JSSA’s team helps seniors and their families identify particular areas of need, chart the right course of action and monitor and coordinate individualized care plans on an ongoing basis. They can offer personalized short-term solutions as well as long-range plans helping to ensure safety, independence, and quality of life.
Geriatric care managers meet with clients either at a JSSA office location or in their home to help address a wide range of concerns and to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment. Family members are encouraged to be a part of this process. After the initial needs assessment, the care manager will work with the older adult and their family to develop a detailed plan of care, including recommendations and referrals.
Services could include:
- Assistance with medical appointments, including transportation
- Communication and family issues
- Home-delivered meals
- Home repair and maintenance coordination
- Medical and legal needs coordination
- Monitoring home care services (housekeeping, personal care)
- Paperwork organization and bill paying
- Relocation and moving assistance
- Safety concerns
- Socialization issues
- Shopping and errands (through JSSA’s volunteer programs)
Clients are provided access to:
- Mental health counseling to address a variety of difficult life challenges and situations (such as anxiety, caregiving, depression, dementia, family concerns, grief, health concerns, making difficult decision, moving and retirement issues)
- JSSA and community workshops and groups
- JSSA and community resources
JSSA’s care managers act as advocates, consultants, and educators prioritizing the unique needs of each of their clients.