Each year, more than 17,000 older adults in the Bay Area benefit from JFCS’ senior programs. They and their families know that at JFCS, they will receive the care, attention, and services that will allow them to remain healthy, active, and independent for as long as possible.
Seniors At Home, the award-winning senior services division of JFCS, helps seniors live safer, healthier, more independent lives in their own homes. Services include:
Home Care: Exceptional care comes with caregivers of the highest caliber. Personal attendants and skilled nurses provide assistances after illness or hospitalization and enable seniors to balance their desire to be independent with their need for safety.
Care Management: From needs assessments and personal care plans to matched caregivers and ongoing support, we ensure older adults’ safety, security, and independence. We coordinate all the details, often in conjunction with physicians and medical groups, so our clients can be at ease.
Palliative Care: For people of all ages facing a chronic or serious illness, our award-winning Palliative Care team helps improve quality of life and relieve physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering. We also support dying clients and their families.
Fiduciary Services, Money Management, & Conservatorships: Comprehensive financial services—bill paying, household management, and medical claims are handled for you. Our agency can also act as a durable power of attorney, a trustee, or executor, as well as conservator for at-risk clients. Our licensed fiduciaries make sure you are financially safe and allow you to maintain as much control as you like over your finances.
Center for Dementia Care: Dementia experts provide consultations and practical and emotional support to families and caregivers of those with dementia-related conditions, as well as personalized care to those affected.
Skilled Nursing: Registered nurses are available to visit you or your loved one for a personalized health consultation and to coordinate health care needs with physicians, family members, and caregivers.
Futures Program: Healthy seniors of all ages sign-up so they know who will advocate for them in a crisis or if their needs change in the future. Quarterly check-ins and a yearly visit are included. Joining is free.
Healthcare Advocacy: Assistance navigating the healthcare system, talking to doctors and the family, learning coping techniques, preparing for the future, and more.
Senior Care Consultation: A one-hour meeting can be arranged to discuss concerns, explore options, and ask questions about your senior’s needs. Together, we will begin to create a plan based on your particular circumstances.
Counseling: Licensed geriatric specialists provide counseling and support groups to help with the challenges of aging, retirement, family and marital communication, caregiving, and bereavement.
Spiritual Care: Counseling, emotional support, companionship, healing and bereavement support address the many emotional and spiritual issues that arise during times of transition.
Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP): A state-wide, voluntary geriatric care management program that enables frail seniors who otherwise would have difficulty living independently to remain in their own homes. In Marin County, MSSP is locally administered by JFCS’ Seniors At Home.
Holocaust Survivor Services: Special services to meet the particular needs of Holocaust survivors, including Café by the Bay, counseling, support groups, restitution assistance, financial aid, in-home care, and more.
Volunteer Services: Volunteers of all ages place a vital role in carrying out our mission. Trained volunteers are matched with seniors to provide practical, emotional, and spiritual support.
Caregiver Support: Caring for a loved one is important and challenging work, you are not alone. We offer a variety of educational seminars, caregiver respite services, counseling and support groups.
Transportation & Meals: JFCS Rides transportation services and kosher daily food delivery are all available to sustain independence in their homes.
L’Chaim Adult Day Health Center: Provides outstanding medical, rehabilitative, and social services to elderly and disabled clients. The center serves Russian emigre clients from San Francisco and northern San Mateo county.