Jewish Family & Career Services and Jewish Home Life Communities Announce Collaboration of Services

legacy-transitionEffective December 1, 2015, Jewish Home Life Communities (JHLC) and Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS) announced the transition of several services that eliminate a competitive approach to serving older adults while generating the greatest social return on the community’s investment in the services provided by both organizations.

The agreement reached will formally transition JF&CS’ Legacy Home Care Services to JHLC’s The One Group, while shifting JHLC’s Care Coordination Services to JF&CS.

Private Home Care Services, which provide medical and non-medical care wherever a person lives will now be provided exclusively by JHLC through The One Group.  Care Coordination Services, also known as Geriatric Care Management Services, help older adults and their caregivers determine what their specific needs are and what services are available to meet those needs.  These services, in addition to Geriatric Clinical Services which include older adult individual and group counseling services, will be provided by JF&CS. 

Current cooperative efforts between the two organizations include JF&CS social work support for the Weinstein Hospice Palliative Care program and for the monthly caregiver support groups held at The Cohen Home and Berman Commons.  JHLC’s The One Group provides support for many Holocaust Survivors enrolled at JF&CS, and Weinstein Hospice staff has conducted in-service training for JF&CS social workers on hospice and palliative care.

“As part of both organizations desire to collaborate in areas that will most benefit the populations we serve, we are very pleased to have reached an agreement that will enable consumers to have a clearer direction on where and how to access the care they need at the time they need it.” said Harley Tabak, President and CEO of Jewish Home Life Communities.

 “JF&CS and JHLC’s shared goals are to achieve the best results for our clients. Our organizations recognized that, by eliminating duplication of services and focusing on those areas where each demonstrate best in class expertise, we are better able to meet the evolving needs of the community effectively and efficiently.” said Rick Aranson, CEO of JF&CS.

Throughout the transition process, great care has been taken by both organizations to assure continuity and consistency for clients and staff impacted by the change. The conversion should be complete in early 2016.

ABOUT JF&CS

Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS) is a community of caring professionals and volunteers who offer programs, services and resources to strengthen individuals and families of all faiths, cultures and ages. Having provided health and human services to the greater Atlanta community for more than 120 years, JF&CS has grown to serve more than 30,000 individuals annually. The agency currently manages nearly 40 programs without regard to age, race, religion, national origin or ability to pay. For more information about our entire array of services, please call 770.677.9300 or go to www.YourToolsForLiving.org. The main office is located at 4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Atlanta.

ABOUT JEWISH HOME LIFE COMMUNITIES

What began as The William Breman Jewish Home has expanded and grown over the past 60+ years to become Jewish Home Life Communities, a comprehensive system of life care communities and services that meets the many needs of seniors and their families. Jewish Home Life Communities includes The William Breman Jewish Home, Aviv Rehabilitation Center, The Zaban Tower, The Cohen Home, Berman Commons, The One Group, Meyer Balser NORC and Weinstein Hospice. From long term care, independent and assisted living to rehabilitation, home care and hospice, Jewish Home Life Communities provides care and resources for generations. To learn more about these communities, please visit www.JewishHomeLife.org.

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