During the COVID 19 crisis, WISE services have been modified to provide the highest level of care with the least amount of physical contact. WISE is here to help.
We are doing our best to ensure that our community can
Live Connected. Age Wisely.
We provide the Care and Coordination needed to Age in Place.
Providing expertise, compassion and personalized support through the aging experience.
WISE Meals at Home
WISE Comfort Line
CARES- Caring for Caregivers
DURING COVID ALL GROUPS WILL BE VIRTUAL GATHERINGS.
Caregiver Assessment Respite Education & Support (CARES) provides caregivers compassionate support, education and respite to promote their health and wellbeing.
Services include Caregiver Consultations, sessions with a licensed social worker with the goal of creating the best care plan possible, and Caregiver Conversations, a monthly support and educational group facilitated by an experienced social worker.
Visit our CARES page for more information.
JFS of Washtenaw County gratefully acknowledges the Community Foundation of Southeastern Michigan for its ongoing support of the CARES program.
Specialty Food Pantry
DURING COVID, JFS SPECIALITY FOOD PANTRY HAS TRANSITIONED TO 100% CONTACTLESS DELIVERY.
The pantry at JFS is the only specialty food pantry in Washtenaw County. The Specialty Food Pantry caters to dietary needs and restrictions and cultural dietary guidelines. In addition, the Specialty Food Pantry provides food delivery to homebound older adult clients.
Visit the Specialty Food Pantry page for more information.
Emergencies can quickly come up in your, or your loved ones’s, lives. JFS can help you in accessing specialized services and funds within Washtenaw county to help you cope with the unexpected.
JFS provides staff training for care facilities and home care agencies in the area of cultural sensitivity – with special focus on Jewish culture. This education enables caregivers to provide culturally conscientious care to their clients, resulting in higher levels of satisfaction and understanding.
Visit the ElderLink page for more information.
WISE Choice Website
DURING COVID, THRIVE IS AVAILABLE THROUGH TELEHEALTH SERVICES (telephonic and video conference TO PROVIDE COMPASSIONATE & CULTURALLY SENSITIVE INDIVIDUAL, COUPLES , and FAMILY COUNSELING.
Therapy is offered through Thrive Counseling. Our Trained therapists focus on a variety of topics, including grief.
Visit www.thrivecounselinga2.com for more information.
Aging in Place Services
Navigating the complex array of services available to older adults who may have chronic, progressive illnesses and other needs can be confusing and frustrating.
WISE Care Managers can help families and individuals find and coordinate appropriate, available resources and alleviate barriers to access – including lack of knowledge, application processes, language skills, etc.
JFS caseworkers can help enroll clients in the Community Living Program (CLP) through AAA 1-B.
JFS Transportation provides a sliding-scale-fee option to individuals and families, so that they can access grocery stores, pharmacies, attend medical appointments, and engage in the community through events and programs.
Visit JFS’ transportation page to learn more about these services.
DURING COVID THIS SERVICE IS SUSPENDED. PLEASE SEE WISE COMFORT LINE.
These trained volunteers provide companionship and socialization opportunities to isolated older adults. Volunteers meet once per month (or more if agreed upon by both volunteer and older adult) with older adults in their homes, and participate in activities ranging from playing board games, to sitting and chatting, to taking walks or going on short outings. All volunteers are carefully screened, interviewed and matched before working with older adult clients.