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Make the Most Important Choices When You’re Healthy

Coming home after surgery, Eleanor didn’t have to worry about arranging for the home care she now needed for the first time in her life. Seniors At Home had already done it. “It was a relief that I didn’t have to scramble for services in my condition,” says Eleanor, 84.…

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JFCS Clients Rediscover Romance Later in Life

When 71-year-old Jay lost his wife in 2011, he received comfort from JFCS’ spiritual care services and its Bereavement Support Group. “JFCS and Seniors At Home helped me get through a tough time,” he said. That’s why Jay didn’t hesitate to return to Seniors At Home this spring, when he…

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You've Got a Friend in Our Palliative and End of Life Care Program

The Palliative and End of Life Care Program is one of many services of JFCS’ Seniors At Home, which is the largest senior care provider in Northern California. For Lynne Levi, a volunteer in the program, helping people who are living with a chronic condition or serious illness is a…

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Help for the Frail and Their Caregivers

Happily married for 60 years, Max and Helen began experiencing difficulties caused by Max’s declining health. She wanted home care for him, he refused, and she no longer had the stamina to provide the assistance her husband needed. “They faced a difficult situation common to many senior couples,” says Judy…

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Palliative Care for People at All Ages: Barry and Lisa's Story

After 14 years, Barry and Lisa were as in love with each other as in the early days of their courtship. “When I saw and heard Lisa for the first time—at a museum exhibit—I knew she was the one for me,” says Barry. “She was warm, beautiful, and open-hearted. I’d…

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