At JABA, our mission is to ensure that individuals and families live better. We believe that living as part of a community promotes healthy aging, so all JABA owned and run living options promote a sense of community. Whether you are seeking independent living or living with assistance, JABA continues to establish and preserve affordable living communities that increase options for living better.
Living as an elder should be an enjoyable part of your life. Why not enjoy yourself as part of a community that learns, plays and works together? At JABA, we have designed our Community Centers and our Adult Care Centers to promote fun and fellowship.
JABA is all about lending support to seniors in need of assistance. Whether that includes basic information, case management, insurance counseling, home delivered meals — or any of the many other available services — we want you to think of JABA as a source of support for you or your loved ones. Most of our support is offered as a gift to those who cannot pay. See individual programs for more details.
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JABA is able to do all that it does because of generous volunteers and donors. We value contributions of time as well as dollars and promise to put your talents and your donations to very good use.
In the past five years, government funding has diminished. Luckily, individual and corporate contributions have begun to rise. Your assistance is greatly appreciated and needed.
What’s good for us as we age is good for our entire community — from planning for neighborhood growth, to promoting local foods and collaborating for the best use of resources. This is the philosophy behind JABA’s mission, “to promote, establish and preserve sustainable communities for healthy aging that benefit individuals and families of all ages.”
Independent Living Products
Growing older presents a range of physical challenges. JABA wants to help you find the right solutions. Whether you need increased safety in your bathroom, or assistance going up and down stairs, JABA and its sister company — My Home for Life —have identified available products that help you overcome your challenges. Here are three categories of helpful tools and products.
- CHALLENGE: Bathtub Safety »
SOLUTION: Bathtub Chair
As we age, maintaining stability and safety while getting into and out of a bathtub is a common challenge. Although there are many products available, we suggest that you find a sturdy bathtub chair that remains stable as it allows you to control the descent into the tub, and recline to a comfortable position for bathing. If you choose a product that operates on batteries, we recommend looking for an important safety mechanism that assures the lift will not lower if there is insufficient battery charge to raise the user from the bathtub.
- CHALLENGE: Getting In & Out of Chairs »
SOLUTION: Seat Assist
Sitting down to read or watch television can be more dangerous than you might expect. That’s because lifting or lowering the entire body weight becomes difficult with age.
If you recognize this as a challenge in your life, you might want to consider a seat assist. And, portable ones are available so you won’t have to leave home without it!
- CHALLENGE: Getting Up & Down Stairs »
SOLUTION: Stair Lift
If climbing the stairs in your home has become difficult — or even impossible — you may want to explore the option of installing a chair lift. A lift only takes up a portion of the staircase so it will not restrict family members’ use of the stairs. Look for units that offer a variety of options for the placement of controls. A chair lift is a safe way to allow you to start enjoying your entire home again.
- CHALLENGE: Getting On & Off the Commode »
SOLUTION: Commode Assist
Sitting down on the commode gives muscles around our joints quite a workout —— and we don’t mean a healthy workout. Even if you are still active and independent, stress and strain on joints can take a toll over time. If you feel you might benefit from safe, controlled support in lifting yourself on and off the commode, you might want to consider a commode assist. Look for models that are stable, yet portable.