JFS exists to create solutions for everyone in our community.
Partners in Care Concierge (PiCC) is an innovative program that provides support for older adults and their caregivers through coordinated care and medical appointment accompaniment. Clients who desire assistance in accessing health care (attending appointments, remembering medical instructions, scheduling follow-up appointments, etc.) are paired with ‘Partners’ who assist with these activities. Partners are intensively trained to act as support to clients before, during and after medical appointments.
PiCC helps clients by…
- Accompanying clients to medical appointments or selective procedures
- Facilitating communication between client and physician, making sure concerns are expressed and clients understand the information the physician shares
- Offering continued emotional support and companionship
PiCC helps Caregivers by…
- Easing the responsibility of caregiving by preventing burnout and relieving the stress of missing work
- Supporting their ability to care for aging loved ones
Partners complete a thorough training before they embark on appointments, ensuring they are properly prepared to facilitate productive communication between clients and medical professionals. Partners provide comfort and confidence to clients and their family before, during and after medical appointments. Following appointments, Partners methodically report accurate information about what transpired during the medical visit to caregivers, as well as comprehensive, detailed notes on any prescribed follow-up care.