“The partnership between JCS and Johns Hopkins has been a huge success,” Fried said. “The MIND at Home project meshes perfectly with our agency’s goal of helping older adults age in place with as much independence and dignity as possible. Working with Hopkins allows us to expand our reach into the community and serve a population we don’t always get to impact.” --Eleanor Fried, team manager of service coordination at Jewish Community Services >>read more from the Baltimore Jewish Times
Project partners, like the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group and Jewish Community Services are key to the success of Mind at Home. These two organizations helped to hire and train 11 memory care coordinators. These individuals then trained with geriatric and dementia experts from the medical, psychiatric and social work fields to gain skills in assessing and addressing a household’s complex needs and address complex problems related to the dementia/Alzheimer's disease diagnosis, and offer education and resources to caregivers.