JFS provides personalized, professional, non-medical home support to older adults and people with disabilities in Vancouver, Burnaby and Richmond. Our qualified Home Support staff provide a comprehensive range of services to maximize independence. Our Home Support Care Managers are all trained professionals in health care or geriatric social work.

Services are fee-based with limited subsidies available to low-income seniors.

JFS’s commitment to quality Home Support means that:

  • Our Home Support staff members are screened, police checked, supervised and provided with ongoing staff development. We hire only those with the training, experience, and personality required.
  • We believe that home support should be tailored to each individual, including one’s physical, social, emotional, language and cultural needs.
  • We believe it important to maintain an ongoing relationship with each client to best respond to evolving or changing needs. Our Care Managers visit regularly, and maintain contact by telephone.
  • We are committed to respect and support Jewish values and culture.
  • We provide ongoing training to our Home Support staff to ensure that they have the right knowledge to support our diverse clients. We provide training about the LGBTQ2S+ community, the impact of trauma and identifying trauma in working with Holocaust survivors, occupational health & safety, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) training.

  • We strive to be responsive, creative and flexible in creating each individualized care plan.

JFS Home Support workers can help with a variety of daily activities such as:

  • Housekeeping
  • Medication reminding
  • Laundry and bed changing
  • Accompaniment to appointments
  • Shopping
  • Alzheimer’s Care- relieve family or caregiver
  • Meal preparation and clean up
  • Errands, care of pets
  • Bathing and dressing
  • Companionship
  • Transferring
  • Short term convalescent care
  • Sleep overs

For more information

To learn more about Home Support Services, please contact:

Elaine Perzow, BSW, MSW, Home Support Manager
604-637-3319 or eperzow@jfsvancouver.ca