JCCGCI’s home care program helps functionally impaired senior citizens who are not Medicaid eligible maintain their independence longer and with dignity. Most seniors cannot afford to pay for their own homecare due to near-poor, marginal or fixed income. For seniors who are suffering from disabilities, home care is critical to enabling them to remain in their own homes and avoid institutionalization.
There are two components to our homecare program: Limited Housekeeping and Comprehensive Homecare for Holocaust Survivors.
This program is available to seniors over 60 years old residing in southern Brooklyn in and near Coney Island and Brighton Beach. The program offers light housekeeping, shopping, laundry assistance and accompaniment to medical appointments for several hours every other week. Between visits, clients receive telephone calls to monitor their condition, offer information and referrals and remind them when their aide is coming.
Comprehensive Homecare for Holocaust Survivors
This program provides more intensive care to its clients. Trained and certified caregivers provide assistance with daily personal hygiene (such as bathing, dressing and grooming), cleaning, laundry, shopping, meal preparation and accompaniment to medical and other appointments. Assigned social workers visit their clients regularly to reassess the level of service they require, ensure they are receiving proper care and connect them with additional resources as needed.
We would like to thank our home care program funders, NYS Office for the Aging (SOFA), NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA), NYC Council, The Elie Wiesel Holocaust Survivors Initiative of NYC Council, Altman Foundation, Arthur & Eve Fastenburg Foundation, Botwinick-Wolfensohn Foundation, Constans Culver Foundation, David Kimmel Foundation, Jean and Louise Dreyfus Foundation, Laura B. Vogler Foundation, Leader Family Fund, Samuels Foundation and the Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement.