Care Management services include:
Having a tough time locating or navigating support services for older adults? We know the issues and questions associated with aging are sometimes overwhelming. JFS Care Managers link you to resources at JFS and throughout the Kansas City community to care for your mind, body and spirit. From home care to VA Benefits; transportation assistance to pension for Holocaust Survivors, we will help you access the services you need to enhance your health and well-being.
JFS offers some of the most comprehensive older adult programs in Kansas City. Our continuum of care spans from wellness and volunteer activities for active seniors to transportation and in-home counseling for the homebound. If you need help absorbing the news of a life-threatening or chronic health condition, or the stages of aging for that matter, we offer counseling and a compassionate hand. We often work with the senior, as well as adult children and other family members.
Home Safety Assessments & Fall Prevention
Severe falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for those 65+. We can help prevent falls by recommending modifications for your home and coordinating with your healthcare team. If you need assistance with modifications, JFS has qualified handymen to help through our Help@Home program.
Health Care Coordination
The healthcare system is complex and often overwhelming; even more so for an older adult or someone recently diagnosed with a serious condition or disease. JFS Care Managers learn about your overall healthcare needs and communicate directly with your provider(s) to ensure coordinated health management. We help you define what’s most important to you, talk through options, and help you arrive at a personal healthcare plan that is right for you.
We serve as your advocate and help you or your family navigate the complex healthcare system, teaching you to become self-advocates in the process.
Planning for the Future
The aging process is a complex and ever-changing journey. We help you plan for the future to ensure you access the care you want, and your healthcare and legal wishes are honored along the way. Our hope is for you to make important decisions with loved ones ahead of time, before family members find themselves in a crisis or healthcare emergency. Our professionals are trained and experienced in talking about difficult life matters in a caring and compassionate way.
Are you the adult child of an aging parent? We are here to support you too at this lifestage. You are not alone. JFS will guide you to ask the sometimes difficult questions of your parents, and point you to available resources. We are available for individual or family counseling to help sort through the many emotions and facilitate family discussions.