Are you an older Jewish adult, or do you have a loved one, who needs homemaking services, transportation to synagogue or light maintenance around the house? The Jewish Family Service of Akron is your gateway to the new Silver J-Ticket program offering homemaking, light maintenance and transportation services for Jewish individuals 62 and better who wish to remain safe in their homes. This program is made possible through a grant provided by the Albert L. and Janet A. Schultz Endowment for Jewish Programming and the Jewish Community Board of Akron allowing older adults to have access to these services at a reduced cost making them more affordable for you!
Nonmedical, personal care duties performed by a home health aide through Lily Home Care include:
Home Health Service Fees
The current fee for Home Health Services will be based on one three-hour visit as follows: single client $31.50 per visit and couple/two clients $36 per visit. You are expected to pay your fees in full before a home health aide comes to your home.
How do I register for this program?
To register for this program, please contact the Jewish Family Service office at 330-867-3388.
If you must cancel an appointment, please do so at least 24 hours in advance. Appointments that are canceled less than four hours prior to the scheduled time will be charged the normal hourly rate for a 1.5 hour minimum. Please contact Lily Home Care at 330-869-0806.
Do you need a ride to synagogue services or events? Doctors' appointments, grocery store or medication pick-up? Maybe you'd like to attend a Jewish social or educational event? Let us do the driving for you!
JFS offers financial assistance to seniors who are in need of light maintenance in their home, which can improve the comfort and quality of life. This could include a need for someone to:
Light Maintenance Repair Fees
JFS will subsidize up to 50% of the repair cost (up to $100).
Safety Equipment Installation
JFS also offers financial assistance to seniors who are in need of safety equipment installation to help them stay safe in their home. This could include a need for small home safety devices to be installed, including grab bars in the bathroom, bed rails in the bedroom, hand grips anywhere and enhanced lighting in the home. This could include larger needs such as interior or exterior ramps, door widening or floor coverings to accommodate wheelchair use.
The provider of the services must be a business entity; JFS cannot reimburse private persons for services. The client must contact the service provider and secure an estimate for cost of work and/or equipment. Whenever possible, JFS will pay the subsidized portion directly to the service provider. Clients must get pre-approval from JFS for the work and agreed upon subsidy PRIOR to the service provider engaging in the work.
Safety Equipment Installation Fees
JFS will subsidize 50% of the cost of installation services (up to $200) for a maximum of two occurrences per year.
Thank You, JFS!
"I am a long-time resident of Akron, now a Senior adult. I knew Akron had the Jewish Family Service, but was not familiar with what services were offered.
In January 2018, I was scheduled to have a medical procedure, and I contacted and met with Ms. Ramos of JFS to become familiar with what were offered. She was very helpful and followed up with phone calls I greatly appreciated.
Though I didn’t use any services offered by JFS at the time, due to having positive insurance coverage, I am aware that JFS now has the Silver J program which has expanded the help offered and would again contact the JFS as needed." - Carolyn L.