Living Options for Seniors
Debbie Bernacki of Happier at Home shares living options for seniors on Good Day Rochester. Click here to watch the segment on Fox Rochester.
Programs & Services
Geriatric Care Management
Happier at Home is Jewish Senior Life’s program that provides geriatric care management services. Our Geriatric Care Managers are nurses certified in gerontology who act as guide, advocate and resource for families caring for older relatives. The geriatric care managers conduct an in-depth assessment that considers physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and safety needs; personal preferences; and financial resources to develop a plan of care. The plan of care focuses on the family’s and client’s personal goals so that we are a united front in the care of your loved one.
The care plan is dynamic and will change with illnesses, changes in cognitive abilities or due to many other factors. We will monitor the plan and suggest adjustments as needs change to ensure that your loved one remains safe, happy and well cared for.
With changes in healthcare, planning care is a confusing ordeal. We will help you navigate the system by interacting with healthcare and other service providers to make sure our clients receive quality care and are protected from those individuals that may take advantage of our elders.
Oftentimes families of our clients live out of town. We provide peace of mind that your loved one is getting the attention he or she needs and help to prevent a crisis before it occurs. However, if a crisis does occur, we will be there for guidance, management and support. Our Geriatric Care Managers may attend medical appointments with our clients and provide feedback to the appropriate family members. If hospitalized, we will work with hospital staff and attend discharge conferences to help develop a discharge plan focused on your loved one’s goals.
Some of the services available through the Geriatric Care Management Program are:
- Advocacy with Health & Service Providers
- Medication Management & Set up
- Re-Assessment & Monitoring for Changing Needs
- Resource for Transitions to Independent/Assisted Living or Nursing Home
- Coordination of Services to assist in maintaining Goals
- Resource & Connection to Support Services such as Elder Law Attorneys, Veteran’s Administration, Financial Planners, and Community Resources
- Guidance and Referrals to Preserve Financial Resources
- Home Safety Inspection/ Equipment needs
- Attend Discharge Meetings
- Medical Appointment scheduling and accompaniment
For information visit the Happier at Home website or contact Debbie Bernacki, RN at (585) 248-5021.
Marian's House Wins Prestigious Award
Marian’s House offers a specialized day retreat and overnight respite for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory impairment. Its open, contemporary design provides a warm, home-like environment for guests to enjoy group and individual activities.
We’re proud to announce that Marian’s House has received the 2013 AIA Design for Aging Merit Award. This prestigious honor showcases buildings and communities that improve quality of life for older adults while exhibiting innovation in their design and execution.
Congratulations to Daniel Katz, Jewish Senior Life President and CEO, for receiving the 2014 Health Care Achievement Award. Read Dan’s story here.