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Senior Services

St. Jude Medical Center offers special programs through our Senior Services, which address the unique needs of older adults and their families in Southern California. Our mission is to help seniors stay healthy, independent and active by providing comprehensive programs and access to services for seniors and their families. Senior Services provide transportation, dedicated post-treatment counselors, in-home safety, depression avoidance and treatment resources, grief counseling. Our Medicare Insurance Plan Specialist can give free information on all your questions.

For more information on any of our Senior Services, please call (714) 446-7035.

Senior Insurance Counseling

Our Senior Insurance Specialist provides free information on the various aspects of Medicare, including:

  • Medicare Benefits (Part A & B)
  • Medicare Supplement (Medigap)
  • Medicare Advantage (Part C)
  • Medicare Prescription Plan (Part D)

To schedule an appointment with the Senior Insurance Specialist, call (714) 446-7154.

Senior Transportation

St. Jude provides transportation for patients who are unable to drive to doctor appointments and therapy sessions. Please call (714) 446-5473 for more information.

In-Home Support

The free Care Navigation Program helps seniors return to life at home after a hospital stay. A dedicated hospital staff member known as a “Care Navigator” will stay in touch with the patient for one to two months after their release from the hospital, to assist in the transition. The program includes a number of free services, such as:

  • Medication check and review by a registered nurse
  • Non-emergency medical transportation
  • Review and follow-up on the patient’s discharge plan
  • Assistance scheduling follow-up appointments
  • Home safety/falls risk assessments
  • Connections with various community resources

Home Visits and Caring Neighbors

The free Caring Neighbors program supports seniors with friendly home visits and phone calls. Home visits for seniors can also provide help with errands and light housekeeping. With this support and by staying connected with others, seniors can avoid premature placement into out-of-home care or nursing facilities.

Home Safety

To help reduce the risk of falls and enable seniors to stay in their own homes longer, St. Jude offers free in-home safety assessments and provides referrals for needed resources such as home repairs and handyman services.

Depression Solutions

Seniors who live alone are particularly at risk for depression. St. Jude’s Late Life Depression Solutions program provides an in-home depression assessment, care management and short-term counseling with a licensed clinician. St. Jude can also provide connections to additional community resources to combat depression in older adults.

Grief Recovery Support Group

St. Jude sponsors a support group called “Healing Hearts After Loss.” This grief recovery support group is for anyone who is working through the pain of loss of a loved one. The group meets every Thursday, from 2 – 3 p.m. at St. Jude Community Services.

Senior Resource Guide

Care-giving descends upon us in all sorts of ways—through sudden crises or a series of small but unsettling mishaps and warning signs. You may be the only person to step in or you may simply be the linchpin of a large network of family members and friends willing to help. Whatever the situation, you may not be sure of the next step. Or even the first step. Whether you are in the middle of a crisis and decisions have to be made quickly or planning ahead for an elderly loved one because of unsettling warning signs, the following questions, suggestions and information may be helpful in a variety of ways.

2013-2014 Senior Resource Guide