The Hudson Community Project: Safe-at-Home’s core mission is to connect older adults with services that enable them to live at home in the community safely and independently. Thanks to the generous funding from UJA-Federation of New York and the Leshowitz Foundation, the Y is able to collaborate with both the Riverdale Y and the Jewish Community Council of Washington Heights and Inwood to help seniors age in place with dignity. By combining the resources from all three agencies as a consortium, we are able to expand the geographic scope of our services and streamline the way they are provided within our catchment area.
Participants must be 60 or older and reside within the designated catchment area. A home assessment by an experienced licensed social worker is required.
Everyone’s situation is unique and each individual’s care plan will reflect his or her specific needs. These are some examples of what a service package may include:
Physical and mental health assessments; Personalized care plans; Information and referrals; Home visits; Ongoing telephone support, Assistance with benefits and entitlements, Ongoing medical monitoring by a geriatric nurse practitioner.
Staff will be provided to attend medical appointments with older adults.
Housekeeping; Laundry; Light shopping.
Riverdale area: free wheelchair-accessible vehicle to/from the Riverdale Y; Washington Heights/Inwood area: free wheelchair-accessible vehicle to/from the Washington Heights Y; Washington Heights/Inwood area: $2 taxi rides to doctor appointments and for other local errands.
Daily meals at the Washington Heights and Riverdale Y Senior Centers, access to a kosher food pantry, holiday meals for pick up and/or delivery.