Older Adults - JFCS of Greater Philadelphia

Caring for Older Loved Ones During a Pandemic

A conversation on how the current public health crisis is affecting older adults and their adult children who are caring for them. Topics include being the parent to your parent, managing the stress of caring for both your parents and your children, coping strategies to deal with anxiety, for yourself and the older adults in your life, ways to keep older adults connected, and helping older adults use technology.

 

 

Community  Support Services

Call JFCS Care Navigation
(1-866-532-7669) if an older adult or family member is seeking services, consultation or resources so a social worker can be assigned to assist.

Home Delivered Meals
Klein Life, Ji-Young Ahn, 215-698-7300 ext 184 or jahn@kleinlife.org

Food Resources

Caring for Friends Meals
Deliveries are limited to certain zip codes. 215-464-2224

Tele grocers
Groceries can be ordered by phone. Peapod # 888-902-7467

Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger
Hunger Hotline, keeps track of food banks and assists people with SNAP applications 215-430-0555.

Private meals on wheels service – Silver Cuisine by Bistro MD
Meals are shipped in insulated coolers on dry ice. Options include heart healthy, diabetic, gluten free and low salt. silvercuisine.com 844-404-3663/

Benefits Resources

Benephilly
Helps people apply for public benefits (PACE, SNAP, Property tax/rent rebate) in Philadelphia county. 844-848-4376

Benefit Data Trust
Helps people apply for public benefits (PACE, SNAP, Property tax/rent rebate) in Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks and Chester counties. 800-528-9594

Area Agencies on Aging

Philadelphia County- Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA)
Phone: 215.765.9040

Montgomery County- Office of Senior Services
Phone: 610.278.3601

Delaware County- County of Delaware Services for the Aging (COSA)
Phone: 610.490.1300

Chester County- Aging Services
Phone: 610.344.6350

Bucks County- Bucks County Agency on Aging
Phone: 267.880.5700

Information and Resources

Senior Law COVID Resources

Funerals go virtual in the pandemic. Here’s how to plan one with meaning and honor.

Mercy Senior Health Hotline and Information

Supporting Family Caregivers of Older Adults Through Times of Stress and Isolation Resource Guide

Livanta (beneficiary and family centered care quality improvement organization)
Committed to improving a beneficiaries Medicare/Medicaid experience by advocating for the rights of individuals on Medicare. They can assist by delaying a discharge from a hospital or rehabilitation facility, until a safer discharge plan is achieved. https://www.livantaqio.com/en/states/pennsylvania Phone: 888.396.4646

Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE)
Helps resolve issues with health insurance coverage, housing, long term care, financial exploitation, crime and elder abuse, victim compensation.  www.carie.org  Phone:  800.356.3606


For support during this time, please call our Care Navigation line at 866.JFCS.NOW (866.532.7669)

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number is 800.273.8255.

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