Jewish Family Service provides a wide spectrum of services for the frail older adults to help individuals remain independent in their communities for as long as they can function safely and effectively.
For information about any of the services on this page, please call 972.437.9950 and speak to the Director of Services for Older Adults.
Assessment and Care Management
JFS professional staff assess the needs and capabilities of older adults, offering our own services, or making recommendations for physical care and living arrangements as appropriate.
Our licensed professionals offer one-on-one counseling to address the unique needs of older adults, and to help them develop skills to better deal with these issues.
Lifeline Emergency Response Service
For older or disabled adults, JFS provides Lifeline, a 24-hour-a-day emergency-response service.
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JFS arranges for light housekeeping for individuals who are unable to clean their homes.
JFS volunteers and drivers take frail or immobile individuals to medical appointments.
Personal Resource Organizers (PRO)
When paperwork becomes overwhelming, JFS volunteers help clients balance their checkbooks, organize their bills and personal paperwork, and file insurance and medical forms.
Kosher Home-Delivered Meals
We deliver nutritious, kosher meals directly to seniors’ homes, helping them remain independent in their community. This project is offered in conjunction with the Dallas Area Agency on Aging.
Assistance to Holocaust Survivors
Jewish Family Service provides professional help and limited homemaker, home-health, transportation, and emergency assistance to qualified Holocaust survivors to help maintain independence.
Counseling for Adult Children of Older Adults
Our professional staff help adult children of older adults better understand the needs of their parents, and help them plan for the future.
JFS can provide psychiatric assessment as appropriate.
Caregivers Support Group
For spouses, adult children, and other family members coping with a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s or other conditions requiring long-term care. Learn more about our support groups here: http://www.jfsdallas.org/help/support.
Mental Health Addiction Counseling
Open to anyone in need, JFS offers comprehensive services to older adults with addiction disorders including substance abuse and dependence, eating disorders, sexual addiction, self-harm and other addictive behaviors.
These services address related mental health issues such as suicidality, depression and anxiety and include support for family members.
• Individual and Family Counseling
• Behavioral Treatment
• Recovery Support
• Psychotherapy Groups
• Family Support
This specialized community resource will help those battling addictive behaviors find help and hope for as long as needed.
JFS acts as legal guardian for people who can no longer make informed decisions and have no family members available to take over affairs on their behalf. Once we become the legal guardian for an individual, we are committed to acting just as a concerned family member would--for the rest of the individual’s life. We provide case management; advising on controversial issues, turning to as ethics committee as necessary; monitor medical, housing, psychological, and legal needs; oversee estate issues; and provide an annual accounting to the probate court.
Information and Referral
JFS provides help regarding benefits and finding community resources.