Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Services

JFCS is a leader in the community response to Alzheimer’s and dementia-related diseases. We offer dementia education and early-identification memory screening, and connect caregivers to services and resources. We provide services directly to people living with the disease and also provide extensive coaching and assistance to the care partners. We facilitate Dementia Friends training sessions to the broad community as well, including clergy, local businesses, police and fire departments. Services are available on a sliding fee scale, call for more information.
> Learn more about Dementia Friends

Care Coordination

Care coordinators are matched with clients and become the primary coordinator for the delivery of services, individualizing and adjusting services when needed and connecting to family members, friends, clergy, outside agencies, community professionals and other programs at JFCS. Care Coordinators are culturally sensitive, and Russian-speaking coordinators are available. Services are available on a sliding fee scale, call for more information.
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Caregiver Coaching

Caregiver Coaches work directly with family members to guide them in making changes to improve life at home. This includes an in-home assessment, comprehensive report and care plan, caregiver education and behavior/communication analysis and training. Coaches help coordinate services to benefit the person living with dementia and assist the caregiver in promoting better self-care. Russian-speaking staff are available. Services are available on a sliding fee scale, call for more information.
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Caregivers Conference

The Caregivers Conference is designed to support caregivers and let them know that they are not alone on their journey. For caregivers, family members, lay leaders, clergy and professionals, the event provides practical approaches for caregiving, tactics to take care of the caregiver, plus educational and research updates about dementia, all through the lens of a Jewish perspective. The conference also provides information about community resources that are available. JFCS, along with The Twin Cities Jewish Community Alzheimer’s Jewish Task Force hosts the Caregiver’s Conference bi-annually, most recently on April 4, 2019.
> View resources from this year’s conference

Holocaust Survivor Support Services

Many services, including housecleaning, transportation, kosher Meals on Wheels, shopping, bathing assistance, care coordination and more, are available to Jewish survivors of Nazi persecution as they encounter the challenges of aging, thanks to funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

Jacob Garber Transportation Services

Garber Transportation provides rides for clients who reside within a defined service area in Hennepin County. It’s a convenient, reliable way for ambulatory adults to get to a doctor’s appointment, friend’s house, grocery store and more. Services are available on a sliding fee scale, call for more information.
> Transportation Services Inquiry Form
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Kosher Meals on Wheels

JFCS provides kosher Meals On Wheels to clients within our service area. Kosher meals are delivered directly to the clients’ homes. Services are available on a sliding fee scale.
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Care Planning Consultation

Care Planning Consultation helps when families notice changes in parents and/or spouses, including increased forgetfulness; withdrawal from social activities; decreased confidence or ability in driving; becoming overwhelmed by normal tasks; or other changes. Before a crisis arises, Care Planning Consultation helps families articulate issues and challenges, learn about available resources, create a plan for maximizing independence and more. Services are available on a sliding fee scale, call for more information.
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Shopping Services

Senior Companions establish an ongoing relationship with clients through activities such as shopping, running errands, sightseeing, going for a walk and other social activities.

Grocery shopping services provide clients with a personal escort for shopping and other errands. The shopper provides transportation, and clients have the opportunity to make three stops in each two-hour session, such as the grocery store, bank and post office. Services are available on a sliding fee scale, call for more information.
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Contact: 952-546-0616