Friday, October 19, 2012

Seacrest Village Launches in Home Care Program

Did you know that the fastest growing segment of the population is 85 and older? That seven out of ten seniors own their own home, and 90% of them want to stay in it, as opposed to moving to a retirement community. In response to this growing need for care for our seniors, and to grant them the independence, dignity and quality of life they deserve, Federation community partner Seacrest Village Retirement Communities announced last week their new venture – Seacrest at Home!

Seacrest at Home looks to fill a critical missing link in the San Diego Jewish community. The goal is to use the same standards of quality care and respect associated with Seacrest Village, and to translate that to care provided in one’s home. Assistance with bathing, dressing, medication reminders, clerical duties, errands and escort to medical appointments will be available. Caregivers will also be trained on Jewish traditions, culture, and kosher law. Although there are no state laws requiring current home care agencies to conduct background checks on caregivers, Seacrest at Home will maintain the extremely high hiring standards practiced at Seacrest Village. This, along with caregivers' understanding of Jewish customs and progressive approaches in technology, will set Seacrest at Home apart from other services in the region. 

Seacrest at Home is scheduled to accept clients the beginning of 2013. For more information about Seacrest at Home or to schedule an in-home assessment, please contact Kelli Denton, RN, Director of Homecare, Seacrest at Home at (760)942-2695. 

Seacrest is one of 25 participating members of the Jewish Senior Services Council (JSSC) of San Diego, which was reestablished by Federation last year through the Community Planning & Innovation Center, to improve the quality of life for older Jewish adults in San Diego through community planning, collaboration, coordinated services and advocacy.

To learn more about this Council and more about issues critical to our seniors, visit


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