When The Jewish Home of Cincinnati sold Cedar Village in the summer of 2018, it initiated a collaboration with The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati to bring the home care division of the Cedar
Village retirement community—Cedar Village Home Care—to Jewish Family Service (JFS), where it was renamed StarPoint Home Care.
As a non-profit organization, StarPoint's proceeds directly help to fund the mission of JFS. Since 1945, Jewish Family Service has been there for the Cincinnati
community—strengthening lives in time of need, including the lives of older adults.
StarPoint caregivers are available 24/7 to help older adults with daily living activities, so they feel comfortable, secure, and independent while remaining in familiar
surroundings. StarPoint's goal is to take the worry away from concerned family members by enabling and empowering our clients to live with dignity and security.
Steeped in Jewish culture and traditions, StarPoint caregivers can escort clients to Shabbat services; prepare meals following kosher dietary laws; drive clients to medical
appointments or on shopping excursions; help with bathing, grooming, and dressing; or simply provide heartfelt companionship while assisting with the basic activities of daily life.
From the moment the coronavirus arrived, StarPoint began developing new strategies to better ensure safety for clients, client families, and caregivers. Safety has
always been a major emphasis for StarPoint, and since the early days of the outbreak, a number of new protocols have been vetted, tested, and implemented:
Caregivers always arrive wearing KN95 masks and disposable gloves. They are further
equipped with hand sanitizer.
- Hand washing is a constant, on-going necessity for all aides — before, during, and after their time with clients.
- Caregivers are required to check and record their own temperature before each client visit.
If a caregiver might have been exposed to the virus, self-quarantining is mandatory.
Caregiver 'crossover' is not permitted:
If an aide works in a facility where essential caregivers are permitted, StarPoint policy does not allow them to enter into a private home.
If an aide works in a private home, StarPoint policy does not let them enter into a facility that accepts essential caregivers.