April 1, 2015, PRINCETON, NJ — Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County (JFCS) is pleased to announce a new In-Home Geriatric Care Management Consultation service for older adults. Designed for seniors as well as their adult children, this service will help families determine both short and long-term goals and provide them with the specific resources they need.
Led by a team of Certified Geriatric Care Managers, the in-home consultation will review overall health and wellness including medical and/or physical conditions, support networks and legal documentation. Care Managers will also assess potential depression, memory issues, isolation and any other mental health conditions and include a home safety evaluation. After needs are determined, contact information will be provided on a range of services, including in-home care providers, transportation, nutrition options, elder care attorneys, adult day programs, medication management, volunteers as well as social and community resources.
“We receive so many calls from adult children who are worried about their aging parents as well as calls from the older adults themselves. They are in need of a variety of resources as well as expert opinion on short and long-term goals,” says Beverly Mishkin, LCSW, Director of Senior Services.
Linda Meisel, Executive Director of JFCS, adds, “This service is one of many on the continuum of senior care that we provide. The consultation complements our Secure@Home program which provides comprehensive care management services to enable older adults to remain in their own homes. As our population ages, we want to help older adults obtain their optimal level of well-being — whether aging at home or transitioning to another level of care.”