During the COVID-19 pandemic, JFCS is offering virtual social work assessments to help identify resources, set up in-home services, schedule appointments, and assist with sorting through mail and paying bills. Prior to COVID-19, this initial assessment was conducted in the home, and is no available virtually through various forms of telehealth, followed by three quarterly follow-up visits within a 12-month period. These visits, whether virtual or in person, are intended to monitor the client’s needs and implement services throughout the year.
SOCIAL WORK ASSESSMENT
IN-HOME NURSING SUPPORT
JFCS works in collaboration with Aleph Home Care (the home care agency of Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey) to support clients with personal care or medical needs. A nursing assessment is available to ascertain individualized needs. Clients who sign up for home care are also eligible to receive pill box refills, medication monitoring, vital checks, and medical case management.
Provided in conjunction with Aleph Home Care, Certified Home Health Aides (CHHAs) and Companions are available to provide an extra hand around the home, including assistance with meal preparation, grocery shopping, and personal care assistance such as bathing and dressing.
CATERED HOME DELIVERED MEALS
Clients can order healthy, kosher meals sealed in microwaveable containers. Priced at $7 each, meals can be arranged for pickup or delivery. To order meals for the first time or to inquire, please call (856) 424-1333.
HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR BENEFIT ASSISTANCE
JFCS has a long-standing commitment to care for the Holocaust Survivors residing in our community. Together with grants from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), The New Jersey State Holocaust Survivor Assistance Program and private donors, the Senior Services Department provides assistance with restitution applications, ongoing social work and nursing case management, homemaker and personal care services, Kosher Catered Home Delivered Meals, transportation, and supportive counseling. The socialization of our Survivors is enhanced through our monthly Café Europa luncheon, which offers a kosher lunch and often hosts musical entertainment or holiday programming. For an updated list of eligibility programs for Holocaust Survivors, please visit here: www.claimscon.org Tell Me More
VETERANS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
During the COVID-19 pandemic, JFCS is providing virtual assessments for our Veteran clients to help connect them with transportation assistance in the absence of volunteer transportation.
Veteran clients have difficulty arranging their appointments, getting transportation to treatments, and identifying the benefits to which they are entitled. To help meet the challenges and needs of our veteran population in Southern New Jersey, JFCS created the Veterans Assistance Program, which is designed to help veterans receive the care and consideration they deserve. Tell Me More
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Patient Partners is available to provide virtual assessments and virtual patient advocacy whereby trained volunteers help clients prepare for telehealth appointments.
For many, going to the doctor can be difficult. Especially when trying to remember or understand all the information the doctor imparts – in complex medical terms – and being able to follow those instructions. JFCS offers a remedy to this very dilemma: the Patient Partners Program. The program will pair trained volunteers with clients to accompany the patient to his or her doctor appointments. Tell Me More