Alzheimer’s carries heavy price for patient and caregivers

Written by: Mauri Malka, Director of Family Services Originally appeared in the Courier-Journal on November 6, 2107 In American culture, we have long feared aging and death. Other cultures have a different take: They honor and admire the elderly and even celebrate the end of life. For many of us in America, the end of life stage brings sadness, stress and fear. …

Back to School Tips for “Sandwich Generation” Caregivers

Sending a child to college is bittersweet; pride swells alongside the pain of letting go. There’s so much to decide, plan, purchase, and pack. Helping a son or daughter select the right school and prepare for the move is a milestone not to be missed. But what about Mom or Dad? While parents ready their college-bound child, who makes sure …

Combating Senior Isolation with Solutions to Transportation

Isolation impacts the health and well-being of nearly half of Louisville’s seniors. JFCS’s Klein Older Adult Services has several programs geared to help seniors age in place through transportation and home care services. In Louisville and across the country, the population of adults ages 65 and older is expected to double by 2050. At a time when more seniors require additional …

Jewish Family and Career Services Receives Funds for Groundbreaking Holocaust Survivor Care

Jewish Family & Career Services (JFCS) is proud to announce it was selected to receive a grant from the Jewish Federations of North America through the Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care. When combined with matching funds, this award will enable $42,708.00 in new programming for Survivors. The Jewish Federations of North America launched the Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor …

Caregiver Travel: 5 Tips for Summer Road Trips with an Aging Loved One

Now that that spring has finally arrived in Kentuckiana, many families are beginning to prepare for summer vacation. If you are a caregiver, traveling with the person, you care for can cause increased anxiety. Even if you are only planning a short distance trip, the logistics and safety concerns caregivers can make travel seem impossible. What can you do to …