JCCGCI’s Homecare program helps functionally impaired senior citizens who are not Medicaid eligible to live more safely at home, and maintain a better quality of life. The program helps defer the need for costly institutionalization and lets clients remain in their own homes, where they are most comfortable.
JCCGCI’s program has grown significantly (by about 50%) since it was started in 1990. We have a very stable staff of aides; many have worked with us more than 10 years, and quite a few for more than 20 years. We currently serve about 650 clients.
The program includes:
Homecare for Holocaust Survivors: This program serves Holocaust survivors throughout Brooklyn, providing up to 25 hours of service every week.
Homecare for Other Senior Citizens: This program serves other clients over 60 years old, who live in Community Board District 13, which includes Coney Island/Brighton Beach, Sea Gate, Marlboro, and parts of Homecrest and Gravesend. These clients receive two to three hours of service every other week.
Both of these programs provide vacuuming, dusting, laundry, shopping assistance, meal preparation, and escorting clients to medical and other appointments. Services to Holocaust survivors include personal care, as well.
In between visits, clients receive telephone calls, both for reassurance and to remind them when their aide will be coming. All clients receive a visit and evaluation from a supervisor at least once a year.
The homecare program frequently coordinates services for clients with other services available through JCCGCI, including transportation, friendly visiting services, case management, etc. Some Senior Center clients receive home care services as well.
For further information or to apply for the Home Care program call 718-449-5000 ext 2303 or email HomecareServices@jccgci.org