Older Adult Services / Case Management

The purpose of the Older Adult Programs at Jewish Family Service of Northeastern Pennsylvania is to promote and preserve the dignity, self-respect and independence of the individual to the fullest extent possible. The Older Adult Program assists individuals and their families in making choices that foster maximum independence in daily living.

Licensed Social Workers, Caseworkers, and experienced, compassionate volunteers work together to coordinate services for eligible individuals. Consultations are by appointment. Evening hours and home visits are available.

Services provided through the Older Adult Program include:

  1. Assessments and Personalized Care Plans
  2. Counseling Services
  3. Home Visits and Telephone Contacts
  4. Educational and Support Groups
  5. Consultations with Families
  6. Referral for Kosher Meals on Wheels
  7. Referral for In Home Services
  8. Coordination of Supportive Services
  9. Information and Referrals to Available Community Resources
  10. Emergency Financial Aid

The Assessment
A JFS Older Adult Professional makes a home visit to evaluate the individual’s living situation and needs. After consultation with the individual and/or family, a personalized care plan is developed to best meet the physical, mental, social and emotional needs of the individual.

Confidentiality
All communications with Jewish Family Service are confidential and will not be disclosed without your consent.

Fee
Fees for service will be charged according to a set fee or a sliding scale based on family size and income. No one will be denied service because of an inability to pay a fee. Some services may be covered by your health insurance or Medicare.

To schedule an appointment or for additional information, contact our office and a social worker will assist you or email info@jfsnepa.org