JFS Care

Customized Solutions for Quality Care

When additional care is needed in life, it can be difficult to know where and how to start the process. Whether your needs are simple or complex, accessible, quality care can make the difference between mere existence and living with dignity.

At JFS Care, we provide exceptional care to the Greater Richmond community serving older adults, individuals with disabilities and anyone needing help navigating the challenges of life. Our knowledgeable, professional team of care managers, nurses, social workers and nursing assistants work tirelessly to promote our clients' best quality of life and maximize their independence. If needed, we can even take the role of private guardian and/or conservator.

Because everyone's situation is different, we offer a wide range of care services to assist individuals and families. When someone asks us, "what do you do?" We often respond by asking, "what do you need?"

Our Care Services

Home Care

Assistance with Daily Life

Care Management

Options for Independence

Senior Engagement

Support with Compassion

If you need someone to help you handle things on your own and support your independence, or if your aging parents require extra attention, our Home Care team can help with assistance in daily life on a regular or as-needed basis.

If your situation is unique and you're not sure what you need, our Care Management staff can conduct an individual assessment and create a personalized care plan to enhance your goal of independence, exclusively for you or your family.

And if you're simply looking for someone to check in on you or a loved one, our Senior Engagement program can arrange Friendly Visitors, as well as calls from Telephone Reassurance volunteers at no charge to you.

From relief and gratitude to joy and empowerment, the benefits of our care services can be life-changing. No matter what situation you're in, we can customize solutions to give you the support you need and the care you deserve.

Jump to:   JFS Care   •   Home Care   •   Care Management   •   Senior Engagement

Lisa Colegrove

Contact: Lisa Colegrove

To find solutions or learn more about JFS Care, contact Lisa Colegrove, Director of Care Services at lcolegrove@jfsrichmond.org or call 804-282-5644.

Alternatively, you may fill out the contact form below.

Click here for our JFS Care contact form.

Home Care

Assistance with Daily Life

Life may be challenging sometimes, especially as you get older or have special needs. If you're a caregiver, the responsibilities can be overwhelming. In times like this, we all need a little help. Fortunately, you have somewhere to turn.

JFS provides high-quality home care services and companion services delivered right to you or your loved one's doorstep. Our Home Care team is made up of professional nursing assistants and nurses (both RNs and LPNs), all screened and trained to ensure top quality care. As a testament to our dedicated service, we handle unique assignments, regardless of the complexities and challenges.

We work hard to build thoughtful, considerate relationships with both you and your loved one based on mutual trust, empathy and respect. Whether assistance is needed for as little as four hours per day, or as much as 24/7, we can give you the help you need.

As a licensed home care organization, JFS meets state and federal regulations for quality home care and adheres to the highest standards of excellence.

Our nursing assistants can help with:
• Bathing, dressing, grooming
• Meals and nutrition support
• Mobility and transfers
• Toileting
• Medication reminders
• Companionship and respite care

Additional services are also available from our Home Care team such as light housekeeping, laundry, scheduling appointments, running errands and even social outings.

Companion Services
Companion Services is your solution for person-centered care and non-medical assistance in the comfort of your own home or in the setting of your choice. Whether you are a full time caregiver who needs time out of the home to run errands or meet friends or you are concerned about someone in your life who is isolated and could use assistance and socialization, companion services can provide the individualized services you and your loved one desire.

From playing cards to making a meal to running an errand, companion services focuses on supporting the person and enriching their experience at home. Other times, a health situation makes day to day activities temporarily more challenging and companion services can help with filling the gaps.

Companions are also able to provide safety supervision for someone who may be at risk of falls or is showing signs of forgetfulness. Companion services can enhance a person's independence and support their health and wellbeing by providing nutritious meals, reducing isolations, and helping to maintain a safe home environment.

Jump to:   JFS Care   •   Home Care   •   Care Management   •   Senior Engagement

Lisa Colegrove

Contact: Lisa Colegrove

To find solutions or learn more about JFS Care, contact Lisa Colegrove, Director of Care Services at lcolegrove@jfsrichmond.org or call 804-282-5644.

Alternatively, you may fill out the contact form below.

Click here for our JFS Care contact form.

Care Management

Options for Independence

Recognizing you or a loved one needs assistance managing life doesn’t have to mean a loss of independence. In fact, it can be empowering to have options to choose from that help support your needs and wellbeing.

JFS offers each client an individualized Care Management plan based on a comprehensive assessment. Our Care Management staff is made up of social workers (LCSW, MSW and BSW), Certified Geriatric Care Managers, nurses and professional nursing assistants, who work with you and discuss services you would like to receive to enhance your quality of life. Once a plan is set in motion, we review it regularly to ensure your needs and expectations are being met.

We are committed to providing services with the utmost care and respect for a person’s wishes. While we’re able to support an individual wanting to remain in the home for as long as possible, we’re also experienced in having the difficult conversations when home is no longer a safe option and can identify options to help with the transition.

In any environment, our dedicated Care Management staff works with you and your family to advocate for a person’s best quality of life.

Our Care Managers can help with:

• Assessing your situation and creating a personalized care plan

• Coordinating services at JFS and your other service providers, including physicians, counselors, attorneys, accountants, insurers and other professionals

• Acting as a liaison for families caregiving locally or from a distance

• Participating in medical appointments and acting as an advocate

• Assisting with transitions to a retirement community or assisted living facility

• Providing bill paying and budgeting (see below)

• Maintaining your home, including pet care, coordinating routine upkeep and repairs, yard care, pest control, weather related prep and response and home safety monitoring and modifications

• Taking the role of guardian, conservator, power of attorney or advance medical directive agent

About the JFS Bill Paying Program

One of the many services offered at Jewish Family Services is our Bill Paying Program. This service allows JFS to assist with taking the day to day financial responsibilities off your hands, reducing your stress, while still keeping you informed. Our staff ensures you never have to worry if your utility payment is sent on time or if you remembered to pay that doctor’s bill. We maintain personalized financial records that can be helpful with budgeting and provide necessary information at tax time, and we can help recognize changes in reoccurring service invoices and explore reasons for the change. Our staff can also be a resource for information and referrals for additional services and help to mitigate the opportunity for scams and frauds which have become all too common these days. With the JFS Bill Paying Program, make your financial wellbeing our number one priority.

 

Guardianship at JFS

When an individual is no longer able to make their own decisions and needs someone else to ensure their best quality of life, JFS can help through our Public and Private Guardianship programs.

Guardianship is a court appointment made when an individual does not have a Power of Attorney or other decision maker or that decision maker is no longer able to help. JFS can provide you with information to consider and the steps to proceed if guardianship may be the right choice.

 

Private Guardianship

The Private Guardianship program offers the same comprehensive coordination of care and services found in JFS's Care Management program. With our person centered approach, we address the individual's health needs as well as their emotional needs to ensure the comfort and care essential to a person’s high quality of life.

To make a referral or for more information about Guardianship, please contact the Director of Care Services at at (804)282-5644

 

Public Guardianship

Established in 2006 and funded by Virginia Division for the Aging, the JFS Richmond Public Guardianship Program serves as a program of last resort for vulnerable adults residing in the Cities of Petersburg and Hopewell; and the Counties of Goochland, Powhatan, Hanover, Prince George, and Sussex.  Basic eligibility requires that the person be an indigent, incapacitated adult who cannot be served by any less restrictive means, and has no other interested party willing or able to serve as a surrogate decision maker.   

“Steps in the Virginia Public Guardianship Program” and a state-wide list of programs can be found on the VDA website: http://www.vda.virginia.gov/vapublicguardsteps.asp

To make a referral or for more information please contact the Public Guardianship Director at (804)282-5644 ext. 245

 

Aging Life Care Association

JFS Richmond is a member of the Aging Life Care Association. Aging Life Care™, also known as geriatric care management, is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. Working with families, the expertise of Aging Life Care Professionals provides the answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance leads families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love, thus reducing worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers through:

  • Assessment and monitoring

  • Planning and problem-solving

  • Education and advocacy

  • Family caregiver coaching

 

Jump to:   JFS Care   •   Home Care   •   Care Management   •   Senior Engagement

Lisa Colegrove

Contact: Lisa Colegrove

To discuss options or learn more about Care Management, contact Lisa Colegrove, Director of Care Services at lcolegrove@jfsrichmond.org or call 804-282-5644.

Alternatively, you may fill out the contact form below.

Click here for our JFS Care contact form.

Senior Engagement

Support with Compassion

 

For many as they grow older, it’s easy to feel isolated. Lack of mobility, illness and other challenges of aging can often mean less opportunity for interaction and socialization. These years should not be a time of solitude and detachment.

 

JFS understands that even the smallest gesture of kindness and empathy can go a long way in bettering the lives of those in need. That's why our Senior Engagement program was created. Our Friendly Visitors and Telephone Reassurance volunteers ensure seniors in our community are not forgotten.

 

Friendly Visitors make weekly social visits with older or homebound adults. These important volunteers offer friendship and companionship to individuals looking for someone to spend time with. They share stories, listen and reminisce, play games, take walks and simply enjoy each other's company.

Telephone Reassurance volunteers call every weekday morning to check in, chat and make sure everything is okay. These dedicated volunteers help start the day of an isolated individual on the right foot. They also offer peace of mind for those living alone.

Jump to:   JFS Care   •   Home Care   •   Care Management   •   Senior Engagement

Sheryl Luebke

Contact: Sheryl Luebke

To find out more about how your interests can best serve the Richmond community, contact Sheryl Luebke, Supervisor of Senior Engagement & Volunteer Resources at sluebke@jfsrichmond.org or call 804-282-5644, ext. 244.

Alternatively, you may fill out the contact form below.

Click here for our JFS Volunteer application form.

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