05October

Advocating for Our Seniors

Advocating for Our Seniors


Are you currently caring for an elderly family member? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the extra demands placed upon you as a caregiver?

Beyond the assistance with the Activities of Daily Life (ADL’s), many of our elders need assistance navigating the system of benefits and programs that are provided, including Medicare and Medicaid coverage. These areas are generally foreign to adult children who might be caring for their aging parent, whether they are still in their home or in an assisted living/nursing home facility.

Geriatric Care Management and Senior Advocacy have become one of the greatest needs in our community today. And with our aging population, more and more of us are confused about how to best support and ADVOCATE for our aging family members.

We recently received a nice letter from a community member who was going through this exact situation and we wanted to share their story.

“To whom it may concern,

My husband and I would like to thank you very much for the excellent service we received from your Medicaid Program. We knew that my mother would require Medicaid coverage in 2018 but we were worried that we would not be able to make a proper application to the State of Georgia on our own.

The kind people at the William Breman Jewish Home recommended that we contact Michael Osborne at JF&CS and we are so glad we did.

From the very beginning, Michael knew exactly what was needed and helped us every step of the way to provide him with the proper documentation so that he could submit the claim on behalf of my mother. He diligently followed up with his contacts at the State of Georgia Medicaid office and, in the end, secured approval for my mother.

We look forward to continuing our work with Michael in the future as we understand the claim will have to be reviewed annually. He has been most kind and considerate to us and we are very grateful to have him on our side.

We remain, Very truly yours,”

Eileen S.

There are many in our community that can see themselves in this scenario. And we understand how confusing that it can be. Let us help you navigate the ‘maze’ of details that your aging parent is going through.

By leaving this advocacy work to us, you can once again become the loving child or family member, and focus on loving and supporting them.