Older Adult Services

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Senior Services is committed to assisting older adults maintain dignity and independence and remain safely at home.

We provide health and social service coordination of care to enhance the ability to age in place.

Nursing Services

As an integral part of our multidisciplinary team approach, our skilled and caring Registered Nurses offer multiple services to help aging adults.

 

Nursing Consultations

A home visit is made to assess an older adult’s physical and mental status.

Health Education

As individuals live longer, the challenge of managing chronic conditions can be addressed by health and nutrition education.

We assist older adults in improving knowledge of their condition and enhance their ability to live comfortably within the confines of their illness.

This enables older adults to better manage their conditions and daily life. An increased understanding tends to enhance quality of life.

 

Medication Monitoring

We assist older adults to improve their understanding of prescribed medications by review and reinforcement with the nurse at every visit.

The focus is to avoid duplication of medications and increase awareness of contraindications.

Safety Assessments

Falls at home pose a significant risk of hospitalization to older adults.

Our nurses assess the functional ability of every client and the overall safety of the environment.

When appropriate, recommendations are made for safety equipment.

Follow-up visits assure proper use of equipment.

 

Certified Home Health Aide Training

In partnership with the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection and Holy Redeemer Home Care, JFS offers a Certified Homemaker/Home Health Aide Training Program which is approved by the New Jersey Board of Nursing.

In our state of the art training facility, we offer a four week classroom and practical laboratory experience.

Upon successful completion of the course, applications are submitted to the New Jersey Board of Nursing for individual licensure.

This program is fully funded by the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection.

Construction of this facility was provided by Garden Homes and Landmark Communities.

Certified Home Health Aides and Housekeepers

JFS provides Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) and Housekeeper (HSK) services.

Under the supervision of the Nursing Department, both provide several hours per week of meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, and shopping.

In addition to these services, Certified Home Health Aides also provide personal care, assistance with ambulation and exercise.

Both CHHA and HSK services provide the opportunity for companionship and socialization in the home.

 

Respite Care

Care giving for a loved one can be more than a full time job.

Our Home Health Aide and Housekeeper Respite Care services provide relief and assistance to the caregiver.

Using Respite Care Services supports the physical and emotional health of the caregiver.

Social Work Services

Our skilled and sensitive professionals help older adults to maintain their independence and enhance their quality of life with family and community.

Through a personalized care plan, our staff meets the special emotional and practical needs of an older adult.

 

Case Management

Managing the day to day care of an older adult can be challenging.

Case management is a collaborative process at Jewish Family Service, among staff, the older adult and the family.

It includes a comprehensive assessment, planning, and coordination of services to meet the needs of the older adult.

Counseling

Counseling and consultation are provided to older adults in their own homes or in our office to address the issues of aging, illness and difficult transitions later in life.

Our experienced social workers also reach out to seniors at risk for anxiety and depression.

We also provide supportive counseling to family members.

Support and Social Groups

A variety of group experiences are available to clients and/or families.

These groups provide a safe environment of sharing, a sense of community, and mutual support.

In Home Services

In addition to our Nursing and Social Work Services, JFS offers Kosher Meals on Wheels, Transportation, and Friend Advocate services to help older adults remain at home.

 

Kosher Meals on Wheels

A hot, nutritious, kosher meal is delivered to homebound older adults.

The meals meet 1/3 of the United States RDA (recommended daily allowance) for nutrition.

Transportation

Our personal transportation program for medical appointments is an escorted door to door service for older adults.

The service is intended for seniors who are unable to use the Union County Paratransit system.

Friend Advocate Program

Through a careful matching process, volunteers are paired with homebound seniors to assist with bill paying and organizing mail and paperwork.

Special Programs

Holocaust Survivor Services

We are honored to acknowledge our obligation to care for the Holocaust survivors of Union County.

Through funding from The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Jewish Family Service of Central NJ provides multiple services including:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Certified, Home Health Aides
  • Housekeepers
  • Social Work Case Managers
  • Kosher Meals On Wheels
  • Personal Care Transportation
  • Café Europa Social Group
  • Emergency Financial Assistance

 

Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Caring for a spouse, partner or loved one with Alzheimer’s or Dementia may be challenging and impact a caregiver’s health.

We offer individual and family sessions utilizing the New York University Caregiver Intervention Model and monthly caregiver support groups.

Supervision during group sessions may be available for your loved one.

Our family care consultants will help you:

  • Understand Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Disorder Diseases and how they may progress over time
  • Learn to manage challenging behaviors that come with each stage of the disease
  • Develop strategies for coping with personality and behavior changes
  • Guide you through the diagnostic process
  • Monitor medications that can help manage behaviors and symptoms
  • Work through challenging situations
  • Create a support system of family members and friends
  • Connect with additional resources in your community

Care Transitions

Our registered nurses and social workers coach individuals over the age of sixty with chronic medical conditions.

The goals are better health management and prevention of rehospitalization.

This program is limited to individuals who are scheduled to be discharged from Trinitas Regional Medical Center.

 

Training in Self Management of Chronic Conditions

Developed at Stanford University, this program is designed to help people better manage their health conditions.

Six interactive workshops are offered in community settings.

Participants learn skills to enhance their ability to live with chronic conditions.