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Jefferson Elder Care

Jefferson Elder Care offers home-based services and professional training, all focused on the same goal: improving the daily lives of older adults and their families. Developed by experts at Thomas Jefferson University, our research-based programs improve caregiver skills and reduce the need for assistance, help those with memory loss and other cognitive impairments perform their daily activities, and enhance the safety and daily function of older adults living at home.

Specially trained health professionals teach new skills and coping techniques to people in the comfort of their own living spaces.

For Individuals with Memory Loss

To help improve safety and participation in daily activities and meaningful activities, teach skills for caregiving and make home safety recommendations.

The Pew Charitable Trust supports the provision of this service to individuals with low income.  Please call 215-503-7748 to determine eligibility.

Elderly CoupleThanks to Jefferson Elder Care, we are communicating better, my husband is safer, and I am less stressed by his behavior.

For Individuals with Intellectual Disability and Dementia

To help improve safety and participation in daily activities and meaningful activities, teach skills for caregiving to support staff and families, and make environmental modification recommendations.

For Individuals Aging in Place

To help improve daily function and safety at home.

Consultation Services

Skills2Care

To help families implement a set of care strategies that are customized to address the unique needs of each individual with dementia.

Home Safety Assessment

To help reduce the risk for falls and injury in the home, promote safe participation in daily activities and make environmental modification recommendations.

Professional Training

Certification Training in Evidence-based Programs

Offers occupational therapists a certification in the Skills2Care™ program so they can provide similar services in their communities.

Advanced Practice Certificate in Neurocognitive Disorders

Offers practitioners advance knowledge about cutting-edge developments in research and practice.

Agency Consultation

Offers agencies and organizations customized education and training to enhance care for individuals with dementia and their families.