During the best of times, the elderly in our community can face risks to their safety because of exploitation, mental alertness, or other issues. That’s why Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA), a UJA partner, offers adult protective services.

In this challenging time of the coronavirus, JASA is making a critical difference for clients like Dorothy,* in her late 80s with dementia and physical disabilities, whose son financially exploited her.

JASA staff learned that Dorothy’s son, who oversees her finances, left her without financial support and with unpaid bills. As a result, Dorothy became food insecure and without needed services.

JASA helped Dorothy apply for benefits and home care services. As the coronavirus outbreak spread, JASA also helped Dorothy by purchasing her groceries to last her for several days and connected her to home-delivered meals.

In these difficult days, JASA continues to work diligently to help ensure Dorothy’s safety.

*Name has been changed to protect the client.

 

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