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.

Live Connected. Age Wisely. 

The Care Coordination needed to Age in Place
Providing expertise, compassion and personalized care to support the aging experience.

WISE Meals at Home

Nutritious, locally sourced, prepared meals delivered to seniors at home. Two healthy meals/day can make all the difference in the world to staying healthy and promoting well-being.

WISE Comfort Line

Trained volunteers contact older adults to reduce social isolation, identify emerging needs and brighten their days. Older adults can expect multiple calls/week from their matched volunteer. Volunteers screen for critical needs and if these are identified, the volunteer makes a referral to the WISE team of social work professionals for follow up and services.

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. 

 

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.

Crisis Intervention

Emergencies can quickly come up in your, or your loved ones, lives.  JFS can help you in accessing specialized services and funds within Washtenaw county to help you cope with the unexpected.

ElderLink

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.

Thrive Counseling

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 those in need 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, language skills, etc.

JFS caseworkers can help enroll clients in the Community Living Program (CLP) through AAA 1-B.

Transportation Services

DURING COVID THIS SERVICE IS SUSPENDED.

JFS Transportation provides a low-cost 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.

Friendly Visitors

DURING COVID THIS SERVICE IS SUSPENDED. PLEASE SEE WISE COMFORT LINE.

These 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, matched, interviewed and trained before working with older adult clients.

Partners in Care Concierge (PiCC)

DURING COVID THIS SERVICE IS SUSPENDED.

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.

Please visit jfspartnersincare.org for more information and to register.

 

New American Club

The New American Club (NAC) for Older Adults is a centralized geriatric psychosocial support program for foreign born seniors. Visit the NAC page for more information.

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2245 S. State St., Ste 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (734)769-0209
Fax: (734)769-0224
Email: info@jfsannarbor.org
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thurs 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 3pm

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