Elder Care Solutions- Long Distance Management Care for Aging Parents

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JFS Elder Care Managers understand the challenges of growing older.  Here, our elder experts explore issues families face when unexpected changes in physical or mental health impact a loved one’s ability to live independently.


Are You Managing the Care of Aging Parents Long Distance?
You Don’t Have to Do It Alone.

My elderly parents are in their 80s and live in Florida.  Over the past year, their health has deteriorated. They call me every day and I dread the late night phone calls.  I have to drop everything at work, fly out on the next flight and leave my family on their own. Between the expense, the worry and stress, I am at my limit.

Please help!
JFS Care Managers get calls from family caregivers trying to keep up with the demands and needs of aging parents who live far away.  The challenges of aging are difficult enough when parents are close by, but when miles are between you and your loved ones, being the one they call can not only be burdensome but can also put your parents at increased risk if you cannot be readily available to help and make decisions.
Just imagine…
  • You hear on the news that Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency and has ordered mandatory evacuation in anticipation of a hurricane and your parents have decided to shelter in place.
  • You get a call from your father’s neighbor who says that she found him sitting in her living room, thinking he was in his own home.  During your weekly call, everything seemed fine, but now…
  • Your frail mother calls to tell you that your father fell, (again) and she is driving him to the emergency room.
You are hours away.  Do you drop everything, leave work early and buy an expensive,  last minute airline ticket so you can be there?  Or, is there a better solution?
                      You don’t have to do it all alone.
When your parents are far away, JFS can offer peace of mind when deciding what to do.
Sometimes frail older adults need practical help arranging for services, and sometimes adult children just want to be sure that mom or dad are safe.  With JFS Elder Care Solutions, you have immediate access to comprehensive care management services designed to fit your needs.
Would your parent be better off closer to you and other family members? Can they afford assisted living?
Our experienced care managers can share housing options, make sure you know the right questions to ask when helping your parents choose the Medicare supplemental insurance to make sure they are covered in both Florida and Massachusetts, or help you and your parents think about their choices before the next crisis happens.
Don’t go it alone.  Contact JFS Elder Care Solutions today to talk about how an experienced care manager can give you peace of mind when your parents live far away.
And if you live outside of Massachusetts, and your parents live here, JFS Elder Care Solutions can monitor their care.

About the Author
– Director of JFS Elder Care Solutions
– Advanced Professional Member of the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA)
– Certified Advanced Social Work Care Manager
-Certified Dementia Practitioner
Malka Young, Director of JFS Elder Care Solutions provides a full range of life care management services for older adults and their families with a multidisciplinary team of social workers and nurses.
Malka received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston University and graduated from Brandeis University. She is a popular presemter on the challenges of aging in community, living well with chronic illness, caring for aging parents, grief and bereavement. She is a published author and was the first social worker in the pioneering Geriatric Evaluation Unit at the VA Medical Center in Jamaica Plan.


– Geriatric Care Management
– Personalized Consultation to Older Adults and Families
– Living Well with Chronic Illness
– Family Relationships/Caring for Aging Parents
– Dementia and Neurological Disease
– Family Caregiver Coaching
– Jewish Resources for Aging Well
Contact Malka today to learn how JFS Elder Care Solutions 
can help your loved ones  live better, longer.
Phone: 800-655-9553
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Marc Jacobs receives Mental Health Humanitarian Award

Marc Jacobs honor.pngOn Thursday, March 30th CEO Marc Jacobs was honored at William James College, receiving their Mental Health Humanitarian Award at their annual gala.  Jacobs received the award for his leadership of the JFS Syrian Refugee Humanitarian Project and his dedication to supporting the emotional and social needs of these families in crisis. During the gala Jacob’s told about the long journeys that each of these Syrian families have had to endure, all with young children by their sides. To hear Jacob’s speak in full about these families and the many community organizations that have partnered together and helped make this project possible, click here.  Congratulations Marc, JFS is proud to have such an outstanding leader!

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JFS Celebrates Mel’s 89th Birthday!

Mel's 89th BirthdayMel, a long time friend of JFS, celebrated his 89th birthday last week and JFS was there to help him ring in the celebration! With guidance from his granddaughters, who live out of state, JFS learned of Mel’s favorite treat, Devil Dogs, and his favorite team, the Red Sox. JFS staff brought him all of his favorites as well as a birthday balloon and ribbon to mark the special day!

Thanks to your continued support JFS is able to brighten Mel’s life and so many others!

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The Boston Globe Follows the Work of JFS of Metrowest in Resettling Refugee Families from Syria

Through the closing door

Written by Jenna Russell, Photographed by Suzanne Kreiter

 In The Last Refugee, Through the closing door (story 1 in an ongoing series) by Jenna Russell, The Boston Globe follows the work of JFS of Metrowest – in partnership with local Jewish organizations and synagogues, Syrian-American and Muslim volunteers, refugee experts, philanthropists and others – in resettling families from Syria that have fled their home country in search of safety and security; parents desperate to find stability and establish a future for their children.

JFS resolutely stands with refugees and immigrants and is proud to partner with these community leaders, volunteers and activists to provide safety, hope and opportunity to Syrian war refugees.

Read The Last Refugee, Through the closing door online at BostonGlobe.com


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JFS CEO Marc Jacobs to be Honored at William James College’s Annual Gala


JFS of Metrowest is proud to announce that CEO Marc Jacobs will receive William James College’s Mental Health Humanitarian Award at their annual gala on March 30th for his leadership of the JFS Syrian Refugee Humanitarian Project and dedication to supporting the emotional and social needs of these families in crisis.

JFS is profoundly grateful to William James College for their partnership in support of the JFS Syrian Refugee Humanitarian Project and steadfastly stands with fellow honorees Charles River Community Health and Robert D. Hill, PysD  in bridging the gaps that create social inequities.

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JFS Syrian Refugee Humanitarian Project Honored Recipient of The AJC New England “Freedom Fund.”

Many kind words were said to over 400 guests at the JFK Library on Sunday’s annual AJC Diplomats Seder as the JFS Syrian Refugee Humanitarian Project was chosen as the honored recipient of the AJC New England “Freedom Fund.” We are proud of such an amazing accomplishment! AJC-JFS Syrian Refugee project

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Attend a Lunch and Learn in Natick March 28, 2017


Space is Limited – Register Online Today!

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