Senior Care Services

Senior Care Services

Contact Bonnie Jaffe, RN Care Manager (651) 497-8248.

Senior Care Services offer four unique sets of service: care planning, care coordination, caregiver coaching and advance care planning. All services are culturally-sensitive. Russian-speaking staff is available. These four sets of service are available on a sliding fee scale based on household income.

JFS professional staff includes nurses, social workers, and mental health practitioners. They will work closely with seniors and their families to ensure safe, supported, and independent living at home and provide resources, education, and respite for caregivers.

Care Planning

Care Planning helps families notice changes in parents and/or spouses. During a crisis or before one arises, Senior Care Planning helps families articulate issues and challenges, learn about available resources, create a plan for maximizing independence, and more.

  • Learn to recognize changes in the senior
  • Create a care plan that keeps the senior safe and independent and includes support for family caregivers

Funded under contract with the MAAA as part of the Older American Act Program.

Care Coordination

Clients can choose to work with care coordinators who become the primary coordinators for the delivery of multiple services. Care Coordination is tailored to your unique situation and may include some of the following:

  • Accompanying to medical appointments
  • Follow the senior through hospital, nursing home, and transitional care unit (TCU) stays.
  • Providing reports to family members
  • Coaching and education for caregivers

Caregiver Coaching

Our caregiver coaches work with family members to guide them in making changes to improve everyday life at home; whether by promoting better self-care or by offering tips to deal with diagnosis-related behaviors. We can also work directly with people in the early stage of their disease to plan for their own future.

Caregiver Coaching includes but is not limited to:

  • Partner to develop an action plan based on individual or family needs, values, and goals
  • Provide disease education and referral to community resources

Funded under contract with the MAAA as part of the Older American Act Program.

Advance Care Planning

Advance care planning is making decisions about the healthcare you would want to receive if you happen to become unable to speak for yourself. These are your decisions to make, regardless of what you choose for your care, and the decisions are based on your personal values, preferences and discussions with your loved ones.

Advance care planning includes:

  • Getting information on the types of life-sustaining treatments that are available.
  • Deciding what types of treatment you would or would not want should you be unable to speak for yourself.
  • Sharing your personal values with your loved ones.
  • Completing advance directives to put into writing what types of treatment you would or would not want, a living will, and who you chose to speak for you, health care power of attorney.

Advance care planning can help alleviate unnecessary suffering, improve quality of life and provide better understanding of the decision-making challenges facing the individual and their caregivers. An advance care plan can be used at any stage of life.

The Advanced Care Planning services available at JFS include working with one of our professionals who have expertise and extensive training. They have also provided compassion and comfort at the bedside of many, many people at the end of their life.

They will listen to you. They will show respect and dignity to your culture and its practices. They will guide you through the completion of all the necessary documents to ensure your wishes are respected and followed. They will work with and counsel your family to the degree you choose.

Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BBC, and Bonnie Jaffe, RN, are trained as certified Honoring Choices facilitators, the most common advance care planning tool used in Minnesota. They are available to meet with individuals and families to simply facilitate conversations and/or help individuals complete an Honoring Choices document or any advanced care planning document. This service is available on a sliding fee scale. No one will be turned away because of inability to pay.