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Spotlight on JFS at Home, which provides caregiving to elders in their homes | #healthcare | #elderly | #seniors

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The staff and board members of  JFS at Home, a Boca Raton-based home-care service for seniors.

Boca Raton based JFS at Home, a non-profit licensed home health agency that is affiliated with Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS), is celebrating five years of providing quality care at home for the elderly, including holocaust survivors.

What does the agency do?

JFS at Home helps seniors age in place and offers different levels of support, often complementing skilled nursing and hospice care.

The organization now has two registered nurses and one volunteer nurse on staff and has recently added a geriatric care management service to its offerings. 

JFS at Home continues to expand its team, adding companions, home health aides and certified nursing assistants to care for and assist seniors in the aging process.

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How does the agency benefit the community?

Unlike for-profit home-care agencies, all proceeds from JFS at Home are donated to Rales JFS, which uses the funds to support a myriad of services for seniors who are in need of financial assistance, including home-care subsidies. As the agency grows, the amount of funds provided for this effort increase concurrently; so in essence, when a family uses JFS at Home for homecare, they are also paying it forward and helping other seniors in need. 

What is the agency’s focus for the future?

Marissa Gordon, JFS at Home administrator.

According to Marissa Gordon, administrator for JFS at Home, the agency has seen significant growth over the past five years. With the coronavirus pandemic drastically altering the life of seniors, despite restrictions and social distancing, the organization’s numbers have continued to increase. 

“The percentage of our clients with memory impairment continues to grow,” Gordon said, “Specifically cognitive impairment that has been accelerated by isolation due to COVID-19 quarantine and social distancing.” Gordon added that JFS at Home has seen more families unable to visit their loved ones due to travel restrictions, relying heavily on the services of JFS at Home, including case management services and acting as a surrogate to those with families living out of the area.

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