How Can We Help? Part 2
The Jewish Home’s innovative Connections to Care (C2C) program is an exciting approach to meeting the growing needs of seniors in our community and beyond. C2C is a simple, fast, and easy way for seniors and their loved ones to access all of the programs and services offered by the Los Angeles Jewish Home. A call to the C2C toll-free hotline at (855) 227-3745 will customize a care plan just for you.
With C2C, the top priority is asking, “How can we help?” One toll-free phone call connects seniors directly to Jewish Home expert staff members. They begin by listening, and then open the door to the Home’s full continuum of in-your-home, community health, and residential programs. C2C also enables the Home to serve as a resource for calls from outside our service area, providing assistance through resources and referrals to help address individual situations.
In our March issue of Jewish Home e-Connections, we highlighted three of the Home’s many programs - Brandman Centers for Senior Care, a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Jewish Home Care Services, and Care Transitions. In this issue, we will take a look at the Jewish Home Center for Palliative Medicine, Skirball Hospice, and geriatric care, using sample questions we have received.
“My wife has chronic pain due to MS. How can I help?”
—By calling Connections to Care you can learn about compassionate palliative care. The Jewish Home Center for Palliative Medicine offers comprehensive pain and symptom management for adults with serious, chronic, or life-limiting illness. The program addresses patients’ medical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. Through Connections to Care, an individualized care plan will address your needs.
“My father just received a terminal diagnosis of less than six months to live. What help can you provide?”
—Skirball Hospice, a program of the Jewish Home, provides compassionate end-of-life care for adults with a life-limiting illness in the Greater Los Angeles area. Skirball Hospice treats patients in their home or in a care facility as needed, including nights and weekends. At no-cost through Medicare or Medi-Cal, hospice care includes:
- Pain management
- Medical equipment
- Emotional and spiritual support
- Personal care
“My best friend could really benefit from a geriatric specialist. How can I help her find one?”
—One call to Connections to Care at (855) 227-3745 will connect you and your friend with primary and specialty medical care.
In the May issue of Jewish Home e-Connections, we will focus on another important service offered by the Jewish Home through Connections to Care – short-term rehabilitative care.
For more information about Connections to Care, please contact us at (855) 227-3745 or visit our website at www.lajh.org.