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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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JABA offers a fun, caring and safe environment for any adult with physical disability or memory impairment who needs assistance with daily health or personal care activities. Participants ─ at both our Hillsdale and Louisa locations ─ choose from a variety of social and recreational programs.


JABA understands the challenges of care giving. Even when caring for a loved one is an act of love, it still takes many new skills and a great deal of energy. It also raises a lot of questions.


JABA Health Services are provided regularly for seniors. Clinics are scheduled at JABA Community Centers and JABA Adult Activity & Health Centers, as well as other locations in the community. Homebound clients may also request a visit at home.


Care Advantage Plus (CAP), which is co-owned by JABA and Care Advantage Inc., provides home care for those in need. CAP is licensed, bonded and insured. It is certified to accept Medicaid, private pay and private insurance. And, it is the only local home care agency to meet the strict regulations of the Better Business Bureau.


The JABA Home Delivered Meals (HDM) Program is provided for older adults who are unable to prepare their own well-balanced meals either on a temporary or long-term basis. Meals are prepared to follow dietary guidelines of reduced sodium, fat and sugar and increased fiber.


A big part of what we do at JABA is to help elders and their caregivers find the information needed to make sound decisions about aging and the resources to help them live better. Longer.


JABA provides free health insurance information, one-on-one counseling, and claims filing assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and their families. This service is part of the statewide Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP).


The mission of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is to advocate for people receiving long-term care services in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and for people who receive home health care. These services extend to facilities in the City of Charlottesville, and Albemarle, Greene, Nelson, Fluvanna and Louisa counties.


JABA’s Case Management staff link individuals or their caregivers with vital services, which serve the best interest and well-being of each individual. Our case managers work throughout the City of Charlottesville and the five-county surrounding area to ensure that seniors have access to the care that they need.

If someone close to you has recently been advised that it is time for a nursing home, consider an alternative: PACE (Blue Ridge Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly). PACE provides the frail elderly the opportunity to remain at home by offering transportation to the PACE center where the elder receives comprehensive nursing home level care including onsite therapies, adult day care, healthy meals and more.


JABA is committed to supporting American veterans by providing programs, products and services for healthy aging. Veterans over the age of 60 and younger veterans with disabilities may be eligible for many of JABA's services, including Information and Assistance, Adult Care Centers, Financial Wellness Program, Wills for Seniors, and Free and Confidential Insurance Counseling through the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP).