Community Outreach Programs for Seniors in Omaha, Nebraska

Keeping You Connected to Your Independence.

Sometimes it takes a little extra help to maintain independence. Help with meals or handyman services, personal care, transportation, or even medical or legal issues. Jewish Senior Outreach provides that help. We empower seniors in Omaha to stay vital and active in their homes for as long as possible by providing options when independent living becomes more challenging.

We help improve quality of life through proper nutrition, implementing safety precautions, home care referrals and financial assistance, if needed. Individuals and their families count on our Outreach social workers as trusted partners.

Our Method.

Community members vary from those in good health needing minimum services to those in later stages of illness that require quite a bit of attention. Many have no family available to assist with managing their care.

The JSO social worker meets with family to gather information and establish a relationship. We provide an in-home assessment to make sure the living environment is safe. We also assess the need for home-delivered kosher meals and possible referrals for in-home care.

In some cases, the interventions are short term and long-lasting. Other situations call for regular home visits, telephone check-ins, daily hot Kosher Meals on Wheels delivery, Lifeline in-home alert services and long-term case management. If needed, we arrange for medical attention and transportation to appointments.

Jewish Senior Outreach in Omaha

  • Identifying where support may be needed
  • Finding resources to meet these needs
  • Applying for government or other programs to help pay for services
  • Helping seniors navigate life changes

Find out how Jewish Senior Outreach can be a resource for your family. Just call Shelly Fox, Director of Community Outreach, at 402-334-6532.

 

Shelly Fox

Director of Community Outreach

Shelly has been with the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home since 2003. She is a seasoned professional whose focus is on supporting and assisting community members, always giving them the time and attention, they need. She is sensitive to the challenges they face and reaches out to them with dedication, empathy and kindness. Shelly works with elder clients and their families, with the goal of respecting their desire for independence while keeping them safe and providing for their physical and emotional needs. Shelly earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Nebraska, Omaha. In 2019 she received the Employee of the Year award and in 2020 was awarded the Jody and Neal Malashock Award for Professional Excellence.