FBCS Senior Service programs are provided using a collaborative approach; social service staff and property management staff work together, focused on the needs of the individual and the needs of the community. Residents are integral and active participants in decisions regarding life on the complex including clubs, activities, and holiday celebrations.
FBCS recognizes the importance of providing comprehensive social services. Our residents do well living in a supportive community with meaningful social connections. Community creates the conditions for health, growth, acceptance and happiness.
The social services provided are geared towards meeting individual needs and strengthening the community as a whole. To support these goals, services provided by FBCS include:
Assistance arranging and maintaining medical, dental and specialist care
Assistance in obtaining home care services as needed
Assistance with money management and budgeting as needed
Assistance with obtaining and maintaining benefits and entitlements as needed
Support and counseling referrals for issues related to health, relationships and other life challenges
Social education and recreational activities
Individualized services are important because each resident brings a rich and complex history with talents, accomplishments and dreams as well as serious daily challenges. Many residents live with serious and persistent mental illness that even with treatment may regularly cause delusions, paranoid thoughts and auditory hallucinations. Most live with more than one chronic medical condition that often impacts their ability to get around and care for themselves. Some of our residents struggle with alcoholism, substance abuse and have suffered serious trauma from their life experiences. A number of our residents have spent time living on the street and in and out of hospitals or shelters. Most residents contend with the challenges that come with having low or very low income in a high cost city. The courage, grace and tenacity with which residents face these challenges is remarkable. Our social services are designed not only to assist residents with this range of challenges but to affirm the gifts and strengths that each person brings to the community.
Our Senior Services are offered exclusively to residents at specific locations.
For more information please contact: Norsy Jimenez, Director of Social Services, firstname.lastname@example.org