SOCIAL WORK SUPPORT

Social Work Support

CASE MANAGEMENT 

JASA's staff of expert, caring social workers assesses each senior's individual needs and interests, identifying services and resources that enable our clients to continue living full and independent lives within their communities.  JASA provides NYC Aging Case Management for Brooklyn CDs 13 and 15.

Some of the case management and counseling services JASA provides are:

  • Arranging for nutritious, home delivered meals – both kosher and non-kosher
  • Determining eligibility and assisting in securing benefits and entitlements, including food stamps, Medicaid, Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE), and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Advocacy to help secure all available community services
  • Counseling to support emotional well-being and caregiver/family relationships
  • Conducting referrals to help with the demands of daily living, including light housekeeping, cleaning, shopping, laundry, personal care, and other home care services
  • Assistance with managing health concerns

HELP CENTER 

JASA's Sally and Henry Pearce Help Center’s trained and bilingual social workers answer more than 4,000 calls and inquiries each year from older adults and their families.

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Call the Pearce Help Center at 212.273.5272 or email help@jasa.org or click here for a web form.


LONG ISLAND CENTER FOR DIGNITY AND SUPPORT 

JASA's Long Island Center for Dignity Support provides support for those coping with a serious illness and issues of aging including case management, counseling, nursing services, community education, and training for professionals. Click here for more information.

Special Assistance with Complex Medicaid Applications

The Long Island Center for Dignity Support can also guide older adults, people with disabilities, people with illnesses, and caregivers through the complex process of applying for Medicaid. Our care managers work with and advocate for you at each step of the process from start to finish.

The application process can be complicated, involving multiple steps and forms that must be accurately completed. Many may find it challenging to navigate this process, particularly those who have limited experience with bureaucracy or lack access or experience with online applications. In many cases, the process becomes even more complicated due to an individual’s financial assets and other considerations.

For more information about how JASA’s Long Island Center for Dignity and Support can support you through this process, contact us today at 347-547-7125 or click here to see the brochure. Fees may apply.


SENIOR COMMUNITY CONNECTION 

JASA's staff offers comprehensive assessment, service planning, connection to assistance, benefits and entitlements, and other relevant interventions. Our interdisciplinary team of social workers, case assistants, and a registered nurse and pastoral counselor work together to help older adults with a client-centered plan of care, enabling them to continue living full and independent lives within their communities.

Some of the services provided through the Senior Community Connection Project are:

  • Comprehensive assessment including an in-home or in-office visit, conducted by a Social Worker and/or Registered Nurse
  • Health assessments and support by a Registered Nurse
  • Assistance with legal matters by an Attorney
  • Counseling with a Pastoral Counselor to support emotional and spiritual well-being 
  • Advocacy to help secure all available community services
  • Determining eligibility and assisting in securing benefits and entitlements, including food stamps, Medicaid, Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Access A Ride, and others.
  • Services are provided in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.

For more information contact 212.273.5272 or help@jasa.org.