Jewish Family Service offers several home-based care and support programs to help older adults stay in their homes—safely and with dignity.
JFS provides homemakers who visit our senior clients every other week. They check in and provide light housekeeping, shopping, cooking, and errands. Our professional staff of homemakers is responsible, considerate, and carefully screened. These services are available on a sliding-fee scale thanks to our generous donors. Limited services are available at no cost thanks to funding from the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG).
Hearts and Hands Homemaker Program—Easing the Burden of Living with HIV/AIDS
Through our Hearts and Hands Homemaker Program, we support individuals with HIV/AIDS in maintaining their independence by providing for a safe and clean home environment. For two hours every two weeks, a JFS homemaker will provide clients with general housekeeping, light meal preparation, grocery shopping, linen changing, and laundry. These services are currently offered free of charge, thanks to funding from the Ryan White Care Act, Broadway Cares, and The Virginia W. Hill Foundation.
Kosher Meals on Wheels
JFS delivers hot meals to homebound adults five days per week through its Kosher Meals on Wheels (KMOW) program. To receive meals, an individual must be at least 60 years old, assessed as homebound, and be Jewish or have a spiritual need to receive kosher meals. The program not only provides nutritional help but reduces the stress of family members, as they know their loved ones are getting a meal every weekday. This program is a collaboration of Volunteers of America (VOA), Jewish Family Service (JFS), Shalom Cares, and JEWISHcolorado.