"We are so grateful to all the wonderful people at JFS who have truly saved us in this very trying and difficult time. We are beyond thankful."
 
"She’s a delight – hardworking and so willing to help with my exercises. She’s always on time and is very cooperative."
 
"I don't know how we got so lucky. The caregiver does such a good job working with my dad on his depression. She treats him like family."
 
"We are so grateful to all the wonderful people at JFS who have truly saved us in this very trying and difficult time. We are beyond thankful."
 
"She’s a delight – hardworking and so willing to help with my exercises. She’s always on time and is very cooperative."
 
"I don't know how we got so lucky. The caregiver does such a good job working with my dad on his depression. She treats him like family."
 

Care for mom and dad.
Peace of mind for you.

Your loved ones want to live as independently as they can for as long as possible - and you want to relax, knowing they are safe and their needs are being met.

Our unique, award-winning approach to home care can help you find the solution that is right for you and your family.

Our approach is different.

Traditional home care agencies help with the activities of daily living: bathing, dressing and grooming, meal preparation, housecleaning and errands. We do that as well, but we don’t stop there. If you or your loved one has a disability or is ill, will you be able to:

  • Pay their bills in a timely manner or find a financial advisor you can trust?
  • Coordinate their health services, asking the right questions at the right time?
  • Work with Medicare and other insurance companies to ensure medical services are covered?
  • Respond quickly to household emergencies, finding and vetting reliable repair persons when needed?

We can help you with all of that and more. Our professional care managers are available to answer your questions or respond to your concerns whenever you need them. It is just like having a personal concierge.

 

Trust.

You are inviting us into your home, your own private space, and we take that very seriously. We believe home care is all about relationships, and we intend to earn your trust.

Because we are committed to being the best home care agency in Western Washington, we work with a third-party quality assurance company. Home Care Pulse regularly surveys our clients and employees, and we are proud to say they have awarded us two national awards based on client and employee satisfaction: Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice.

Services

When you become a client of Care Solutions by JFS, you will be assigned a professional care manager. This individual is your personal concierge and will work closely with you to ensure your needs are met. He or she will supervise your home care aides and may provide any or all of the following services:

  • Develop a personal care plan
  • Monitor your home care services, ensuring that aides are following the care plan and you are satisfied
  • Serve as a liaison between you, your family and your health care providers
  • Connect you with other professional services and vendors
  • Conduct routine wellness and safety checks
  • Order medical equipment and supplies
  • Arrange assistance with insurance, financial or legal issues
  • Accompany you to medical and other appointments
  • Arrange for our registered nurse to manage your medications
  • Explore other housing options, if and when that becomes necessary

Your care manager will also supervise your home care aides, who will either be certified nursing assistants (CNA) or certified home care aides (CHCA). We screen our applicants carefully and can confidently say we have some of the best in the business. Our aides will provide care that is both compassionate and reliable. They can assist you with:

  • Meals prepared the way that you like them
  • Shopping and other errands
  • Laundry
  • Routine housecleaning
  • Transportation and travel
  • Exercise and walking
  • Companionship and leisure activities
  • Bathing
  • Hygiene and grooming
  • Toileting and incontinence care
  • Dressing
  • Medication assistance
 

Care Team

At Jewish Family Service, you are not assigned a caregiver – you are supported by an entire care team:

  • Your care manager works closely with you to develop a Care Plan that meets your unique needs and desires, and will coordinate all of your services. Our care managers are skilled professionals committed to your satisfaction.
  • Your home care aides have completed formal training as certified nursing assistants (CNAs) or certified home care aides (CHCAs), and are licensed and bonded. We conduct national background checks on all of our aides and work diligently to ensure that we hire individuals dedicated to providing you with the compassionate and skilled care you deserve.
  • Your staffing coordinators are responsible for scheduling home care aides when you need them. A staffing coordinator is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to any scheduling changes. If an assigned aide is unavailable for any reason, they will do their best to find a qualified substitute and provide you with the care and support that you expect.
  • Your delegating nurse is available to train and supervise home care aides who administer medication, if that is a need of yours. S/he can also fill medication dispensers and act as a liaison with your health care providers.

The Director of Care Solutions by JFS is always available and happy to speak with you.

 

Rates

Service Price
Initial Assessment No Charge
Reassessments and home visits No Charge*
Hourly rates (for shifts of 4+ hours)  
if purchasing 19 hours or less per week $29.00/hour
if purchasing 20- 49 hours per week $28.00/hour
if purchasing 50+ hours per week $27.00/hour
short shifts (3 hours, when available) $35.00/hour
Live-in rates $24.00/hour

Home care aides working 24-hour shifts must have a separate sleeping room and at least five hours of uninterrupted sleep each night; in that case, the fee will be $24.00 per hour for each hour that the aide is awake and on duty. If he or she does not have a minimum of five hours of uninterrupted sleep, you will be billed for all 24 hours.

Delegating nurse services $120.00/hour
Care management $120.00/hour*
Mileage $.60/mile

*With a few exceptions, a minimum of one hour of care management each month will be billed to all clients, beginning in September 2016. This entitles the client to up to two hours of care management time, including home visits and reassessments. Additional care management services will be billed to the client.