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.
Epiphany Elder Care Program
The Elder Care Program provides free and confidential care management services to persons
over 60 years of age who live within the parish boundaries. It also provides support to the older
adult’s caregiver/s as well as community resource information. The overall goal of this program
is to provide supportive services to older adults to help improve their quality of life.
Care management involves meeting with the Elder Care Program’s care manager to complete an
assessment of your needs and interests. Assessments are holistic and consider the health and
well-being of the whole person. Next, the care manager will develop a care plan with options for
meeting your needs and assist you in getting those needs met. You will be provided with ongoing
support thereafter ensuring that you have the support and assistance you need whether that is
short-term or long-term.
Examples of Care Management Services:
Getting help at home for 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 CHC Waiver, Options, and the VA.
Providing health insurance options 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, shower
benches, and stair glides with training to ensure safety
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
If you are interested in getting support from the Elder Care Program, please contact Lisa Grillo,
Elder Care Program Manager, at 267-807-1455.