geriatric care management

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Our Geriatric Care Managers are professional experts when it comes to 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. With personalized short-term solutions and long-range plans, we can ensure safety, independence, and a high quality of life.

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The Care Management Process
13 Areas of Successful Living
Our Professional Staff
Support for Caregivers
Home Not Alone

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Care Management Process

Geriatric Care ManagementGeriatric Care Managers visit clients to address any and all concerns and conduct a comprehensive needs assessment. Family members are encouraged to be a part of this process. After the initial needs assessment, the Geriatric Care Manager will work with the older adult and their family to develop a detailed plan of care, including recommendations and referrals.

Issues addressed include:

  • Paperwork organization and bill paying
  • Monitoring home care services
  • Socialization
  • Assistance with medical appointments, including transportation
  • Shopping and errands
  • Safety suggestions
  • Communication and family issues
  • Medical and legal needs coordination
  • Home repair and maintenance coordination
  • Relocation and moving assistance
  • Access to community resources
  • Helping adjust to a death, illness, retirement, or move
  • Decluttering and downsizing

Geriatric Care Managers act as advocates, consultants, and educators. Many older adults and families choose to have the services of a Care Manager ongoing in order to monitor, arrange, and provide for the above services.

For implementation of the care plan, Care Managers often use one of our Case Aides. A Case Aide is a Bachelor’s level trained social worker who can take you or your loved one out for a walk or to a show, take you shopping (or can shop and run errands for you), and can organize your paperwork.

Fees are based on a sliding scale. All Care Managers are bonded and insured.

To be connected with a Geriatric Care Manager, call (858) 637-3040 or email.

“With the ongoing support of JFS Care Managers,
my uncle (age 92) has been able to remain living in his home. Not only did JFS staff help us find a reliable home health care agency, but they have been our eyes and ears ever since. We live 3,000 miles away and there is no way we could offer my uncle this quality of life without JFS.” – Phyllis D. 

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13 Areas of Successful Living

A Care Manager can come to your home or another place of your choice to discuss your current concerns and needs, looking at the 13 areas of successful living:

  • Safety
  • Housing
  • Nutrition
  • Personal self-care
  • Physical health  (psychological health was a typing error actually)
  • Mental health
  • Family relationships
  • Transportation
  • Home Management
  • Financial Security
  • Socialization
  • End of Life Issues
  • Spirituality; Meaning

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Geriatric Care Management Staff

Care Management Team

Click here to read our staff bios.

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Are you a caregiver?

Older WomanDo you have responsibilities caring for an older adult family member or friend? Many adult children are part of the sandwich generation, caring for both the needs of their children and the needs of their aging parents. Geriatric Care Managers are available to meet with you to help explore the resources, options and possibilities available to you as a caregiver and your family.

For more information, call (858) 637-3040 or email.

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Home Not Alone

Sometimes an older adult needs assistance with the daily tasks that are part of life. They need help to stay in their homes, “age in place,” and live an engaged life. Home Not Alone matches trained volunteers who help older adults age 60+ maintain their independence and engage them in social and leisure activities. Volunteers provide companionship, transportation, light housekeeping, simple meal preparation, grocery shopping, laundry help, paperwork organization, and more. If you are seeking a companion who can be both a friend and a help with day-to-day tasks, call us at (858) 637-3335 for more information. Services provided on a sliding scale.

Home Not Alone

If you are looking for a meaningful way to give back to the community,  Home Not Alone has room for your compassionate, helping hands! Benefits include:

  • $50 monthly stipend
  • Mileage reimbursement (for trips with/for older adult match)
  • Secondary auto insurance
  • Professional development trainings and support provided
  • Gain work experience, a friend, and a chance to give back to the community

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • One-year commitment
  • Visit your match at least two hours per visit to provide companionship and assistance with day-to-day tasks
  • Provision of transportation, light housekeeping, simple meal preparation, grocery shopping, laundry help, paperwork organization, and errands

An impactful and enriching commitment awaits you! Click here to download the full volunteer description. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (858) 637-3335 for more information or start the application process today.

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Stay Connected with JFS

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(858) 637-3040
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(858) 637-3210

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(858) 637-3000

Turk Family Center
8804 Balboa Ave.
San Diego, CA  92123

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