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Dear Parishioners,
My name is Lisa Grillo and I am the Program Manager for Epiphany Elder Care
Program. have been working for Catholic Housing and Community Services for the last twelve years providing supportive services to seniors in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. I am very excited to be at Epiphany Parish and am looking forward to supporting seniors in this community!
the Elder Care Program will provide free and confidential care management services to persons over 60 years of age who live within the parish boundaries. The goal of this program is to provide supportive services to older adults to help improve their quality of life. Services primarily involve “care management” provided by me. Care management services involve meeting with me to complete an assessment of your needs and interests. Thereafter, I will develop a care plan with options for meeting your needs and assist you in getting those needs met. I will provide ongoing support as needed to assist clients and their support persons.
I would appreciate the opportunity to get to know you and see if there is anything I can assist you with. I find that just from talking with someone and getting to know them, different interests and needs come up that were not initially realized leading to connections to beneficial services.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like to meet with me. I can meet with you at your home or we can talk over the phone.
Bless you, and I look forward to meeting you.

Care Management Services:

Care Management involves a detailed assessment of your needs from a holistic perspective taking into account the health and well-being of the whole person.
Services can be preventative in nature, assist you during a difficult time, or be provided during a crisis.
Examples of assistance provided:

  • Getting help in the home for persons having difficulties with personal care, housekeeping, and meal preparation.
  • Securing legal assistance and legal documents
Coordinating home health services: nursing, PI, OT, & speech therapies
  • Applying for financial benefits
  • Connecting to healthcare specialists
    Health screenings: memory, fall risk, depression, anxiety
  • Referrals for mental health counseling and support groups
    Securing in-home help through Medicaid Waiver Program, Options, and the VA & Health insurance counseling
  • Linking clients to social activities, classes, and health programs
    & Referrals for spiritual counseling and communion call for the homebound
  • Assistance in obtaining assistive devices such as walkers, medical alert devices, toilet risers, shower benches, and stair glides as well as training by medical professionals to ensure the safety of use
  • Caregiver support services
  • Assisting with safety concerns
  • Applying for transportation services
  • Referrals for hospice care and end-of-life support
  • Housing counseling and assistance in applying for alternative housing
  • Acting as an advocate to ensure care and services
  • Securing home-delivered meals
  • Coordination of care with professionals in other organizations
  • The transition from a rehab facility or hospital back to your home