JEVS at Home Brings Its Home Care Excellence to the Communities of Allegheny County

Established home care program and new partnership with Jewish Family
& Children’s Service of Pittsburgh positions JEVS at Home at the
forefront of PA Managed Care Changes

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JEVS at Home, a registered 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization
providing non-medical home care support services to disabled and aging
individuals, announced plans to open an office in the Squirrel Hill
neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 5. With a service area
including Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery, Chester, Bucks and now
Allegheny counties, JEVS at Home is one of the largest home care service
providers in Pennsylvania, continually recognized for their integrity of
service, ethical focus, client trust and commitment to home care

“Bringing a caregiver into your home for yourself or a loved one is a
highly emotional process that also needs to include the practical
decisions of cost, coverage, experience and service capabilities,” said
Aurora Kripa, CEO, JEVS at Home. “JEVS at Home understands all this and
it truly shows in our service model, training programs and culture.
Since establishing JEVS at Home in 2012, we’ve honed our approach and
capabilities, established our name, and built a stellar reputation in
southeastern Pennsylvania. We’re excited to now bring all of this to the
communities of Allegheny County and our commitment to these residents is
as steadfast as it is to all those we’ve served in the past 5 years.”

To facilitate the expansion into Allegheny County and help assure those
in need receive quality service as quickly as possible and at a maximum
comfort level for participants and loved ones, JEVS at Home has
partnered with Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh (JF&CS).

“Our partnership with JF&CS was a natural step,” Kripa continued. “JF&CS
has long-standing relationships with thousands of people in the region,
so that critical factor of receiving care from someone you know and trust
is already in place. This is a true partnership through which we are
confident we will enhance JF&CS’s current services for senior and elder
care, as well as expand home care for other populations in need of it.”

“We are very happy to be coming together with JEVS at Home in this way
and at this critical time as Pennsylvanians face significant changes in
the way in which long term care is managed by the State,” said Jordan
Golin, Psy. D. COO and Director of Clinical & Elder Care Services at
JF&CS. “In the communities currently served by JEVS at Home, 98% of JEVS
at Home clients would recommend them to friends and family. Satisfaction
like that doesn’t come easily and JF&CS is proud that through this
partnership we can extend this high-level of home care service to the
communities counting on us.”

JEVS at Home: Beginnings, growth, and services

JEVS (Formerly Jewish Employment and Vocational Services) is not an
unfamiliar name for many people of Allegheny County, the non-profit
company having introduced its Supports for Independence (SFI) program in
the area in 1984. Launched in Philadelphia in 2012, JEVS at Home quickly
distinguished itself from other home care services in the region for its
excellence of care, dedication to improved quality of life, and focus on
helping clients – as well as loved ones – maintain as much independence
and “normalcy” as possible.

Services provided by JEVS at Home include, but are not limited to:
assistance with bathing, grooming, and dressing; meal preparation; light
housekeeping; making beds and changing the linens; laundry; supportive
care; encouragement and assistance with light exercise; help with
errands, grocery shopping and attending community events; and assistance
to doctor’s appointments.

JEVS at Home: “At home” with the changing landscape of Managed Long
Term Care

With their experience, breadth of service, established reputation, and
focus on maintaining client independence, JEVS at Home feels they are
perfectly in sync with Governor Tom Wolf’s vision for Pennsylvania’s new
managed care approach, “Community HealthChoices.” The hope for Community
HealthChoices is that it will result in reduced long-term care costs,
better coordination of the currently fragmented system, and ultimately
as much independence for seniors and persons with disabilities as

“Community HealthChoices is all about allowing people to receive better
services at lower costs, with less stress and hassle, and in more
independent home and community-based environments – and JEVS at Home is
all for that!” said, Maryann Ludwig, Chief Strategy Officer, JEVS At
Home. “In fact, I’d go as far to say we’ve been advocating for this
since day one. More options and independence for seniors, persons with
disabilities, and those with other physical challenges is in our DNA, no
doubt. We’re excited about the changes on the horizon and are ready,
willing, and able to get to work with the new approach.”

About JEVS at Home

JEVS at Home is a registered 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization
providing non-medical home care support services to disabled and aging
clients residing in Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery, Chester, Bucks
and Allegheny Counties in Pennsylvania. Services are provided without
regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, place of
birth, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, age, handicap or


JEVS at Home
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