Jewish Family & Children’s Service Transfers Home Care Services to Hebrew SeniorLife

Move strengthens Hebrew SeniorLife’s continuum of senior health care services

BOSTON--()--Today Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) and Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL) announced the transfer of JF&CS’s Medicare-certified home health and home care services to HSL.

“With the backdrop of change in all areas of health care, including the realignment of providers to promote better management of the continuum of patient care, we decided to proactively pursue the transfer of our VNA and home care programs to another like-minded organization,” said JF&CS CEO Rimma Zelfand. “We identified HSL as an organization that shares our values and could be counted on to continue our commitment to our patients, employees and community. Given the depth and breadth of HSL’s clinical services and strong reputation in the Jewish and Russian communities, we feel confident that this transfer will serve both organizations and the community well. JF&CS will continue providing all our other services.”

“We’re honored JF&CS entrusted us with their employees and the patients and seniors they served with their VNA and home care services,” said Mary Moscato, President, Hebrew SeniorLife Health Care Services and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center. ”We believe the combined strength of HSL’s management infrastructure, and the unique programs developed by JF&CS which we will now deliver, will benefit the community we serve. In particular, this expansion of our home care services allows us to further focus on our priority of decreasing the fragmentation of care so common in senior health care.”

This move represents an expansion of HSL’s VNA and home care services both programmatically and geographically:

  • Transfer of services expands the HSL service area to include Dorchester, Roxbury, Belmont, Arlington, Wellesley and a larger percentage of Brookline.
  • Additional services include ASAP (Aging Services Access Points) non-clinical personal care and expanded diabetes care.
  • Russian speaking care providers are now on the HSL Home Care staff.

HSL and JF&CS worked closely to ensure a seamless and efficient transfer of staff and operations so JF&CS patients transferred to HSL, as well as new patients, continue to receive the high quality services they experienced with JF&CS and see no change in their care.

Idriz Limaj, Executive Director of HSL Home Care, oversees HSL’s expanded services. “Continuity of care should feel seamless as the result of close ties between JF&CS and HSL, and a shared deep commitment to provide high quality care that helps those we serve maintain independence in their own homes,” adds Limaj.

HSL Home Care will maintain neighborhood consistency by continuing to operate the JF&CS services out of 1371 Beacon Street in Brookline. For more information visit www.hebrewseniorlife.org/home-care or call 781-234-9900.

About Hebrew SeniorLife

Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a national senior services leader uniquely dedicated to rethinking, researching and redefining the possibilities of aging. Based in Boston, the non-profit, non-sectarian organization has provided communities and health care for seniors, research into aging, and education for geriatric care providers since 1903. For more information about Hebrew SeniorLife, visit http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org, follow us on Twitter @H_SeniorLife, like us on Facebook or read our blog.

About Jewish Family & Children’s Service

Jewish Family & Children’s Service, based in Waltham, Mass., delivers in-home and clinical services that strengthen families, enhance the quality of life for seniors and people with disabilities, and provide a safety net to people in need. JF&CS cares for people of any faith at all stages of life who seek support, guidance, and a purposeful, independent life. For more information about JF&CS programs, or to donate or volunteer, please visit www.jfcsboston.org.

Contacts

Hebrew SeniorLife
Jennifer Davis, 617-363-8282
jdavis@hsl.harvard.edu
or
Jewish Family & Children’s Service
Mali Reimer, 781-647- 5327
MReimer@jfcsboston.org

Contacts

Hebrew SeniorLife
Jennifer Davis, 617-363-8282
jdavis@hsl.harvard.edu
or
Jewish Family & Children’s Service
Mali Reimer, 781-647- 5327
MReimer@jfcsboston.org