JF&CS News Winter 2013

Rimma ZelfandThe success of Jewish Family & Children's Service programs depends on many factors such as program design and delivery, outcome measurement, fundraising, and marketing. But one of our most important success factors is the people on the front lines, our clinicians. These are the nurses, geriatric care managers, therapists, home health aides, social workers, and case managers who bring expert advice and care to our clients.

"Our seasoned clinicians are trained to work with both medical systems and families. We share a desire to help people get their needs met and figure out how to make it happen with as much dignity as possible," said Karen Wasserman, Director of Your Elder Experts. "We help navigate housing options, medical information, and aspects of day-to-day living in order to give people as much independence as possible."

JF&CS Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), Home Care, and Your Elder Experts help clients with high tech and high touch services. If you are recovering from an accident, joint replacement surgery, or a stroke, coordinated rehabilitation therapies will help you recover. If you are suffering from a chronic medical condition, VNA nurses help with health management and remote telemonitoring of vital signs to keep you from being admitted to the hospital. If you need help with activities of daily living or personal care, our home health aides keep you safe at home. If you need advice about caring for an elderly family member, our geriatric care managers can work with you and your family to meet your needs.

"The VNA team, which includes the physician, the client, and family members, develops an individualized care plan that is designed to maximize recovery. Our goal is to keep people out of the hospital and to restore them to their highest functional level." said Ellen Lash, Director of Health Care Operations for JF&CS Visiting Nurse Association.

JF&CS clinicians provide an extraordinary range of services. We're extremely grateful for the knowledgeable, compassionate care they provide 365 days a year. Their commitment is a huge part of our success.

For more information, call 781-647-JFCS (5327) or email your questions via our contact us page.