Boca Raton is often referred to as the ideal place for retiree’s to settle down. Just last month, Boca Raton was voted the laziest city in the country, as it is home to some of the most tranquil beaches and exclusive golf courses in the country. With this being said, many senior citizens in the area may have the need for home healthcare, or may need the assistance of a home health aid as they age. While many are faced with this difficult decision every day, new Home healthcare agency, JFS at Home, hopes to make the decision much easier for Boca Raton residents.
JFS at Home is a not-for-profit organization based out of Boca Raton. Jewish Family Services or JFS believe in “[promoting] healthy aging by enabling clients to maintain their quality of life while they continue to live at home — safely and with dignity.”
Studies have shown that in the event of a loved one becoming sick or are unable to care for themselves, allowing them to stay in a familiar environment may help to prevent unneeded stress and could slow decline.
President and CEO Danielle Hartman stated in a press release just last week “Florida’s senior population is expected to double to 9.7 million by the year 2030. With nearly 5 million residents aged 60 or older, Florida currently ranks first in the nation in the percentage of seniors in this age bracket. Palm Beach County ranks second in the state as the most populous county with residents aged 60 or older.
“As a result, we are about to experience a ‘senior tsunami’ with many seniors needing home care to continue aging in place. JFS already offered several senior services to our community — home care really is the only area of care that we did not provide, and it is a natural progression of our care for seniors.”
“One of the goals of the JFS Board of Directors Strategic Plan is to plan for the future needs of older people in our community. As a result, the JFS Board approved moving forward with the creation of a separate yet affiliated home care agency to be known as JFS at Home. As a member of the JFS Board and the president of the JFS at Home Board, I am very excited to be part of the launch of this new endeavor.
“A lot of time and effort has been exerted to ensure we have the best management team, staff, and services in place. JFS at Home has been created to provide quality care to seniors at the same caliber that JFS clients have been accustomed to over the past 35 years.
Are Home Healthcare Services Affordable?
Yes! While home health care is known to be expensive, JFS at Home offers affordable options for families, depending on the services requested. Each companion is pre-screened and matched with the respective patient based on their specific needs. Registered nurses are on staff, as well as companions that offer a broad range of services.
What If I Don’t Have the Time?
For many senior citizens, medical services may at some point become a necessity. However, as people age, often companionship is more important. While many families would love to spend time with their loved ones, in todays world, it is sometimes not an option. Companions at JFS offer medication supervision, transportation, housekeeping services and meal preparation. But overall, services such as JFS take a lot of stress off of families. While everyone would rather take care of their loved ones themselves, it is time-consuming and can at times make things more difficult on the family. By allowing companies such as JFS to care for senior citizens, it allows family members to be at ease, as their loved ones are in safe hands.