Natasha and Brian

Warmest greetings to our friends, donors, and neighbors who support Search and Care.
 
In our earliest years, one social worker single-handedly embarked upon a mission to help older New Yorkers who were forgotten and living without any services whatsoever. Today, nearly 45 years later, Search and Care has expanded to a team of more than 20. We are dedicated to true wraparound, individualized care for our most vulnerable older neighbors living primarily in Yorkville, Carnegie Hill, and East Harlem.
 
Highlights of Fiscal Year 2016 and plans for 2017 include:
• A new (our 7th) social worker will serve older clients with cognitive impairments (forgetfulness, disorientation, dementias, Alzheimer’s), while aiding families/caregivers
• A first-time linkage with Columbia University School of Nursing will bring 10 Registered Nurse interns into clients’ homes—bolstering our medical safeguards and supports
• A dozen therapeutic groups offer safe settings for heart-to-heart chats, joyful activities outside of the home, and normalization of fears and concerns about aging
• An expanded pet-care program ensures clients’ beloved companions are well cared for, groomed, walked, receive vet services, and given the attention needed to buttress that life-affirming, familial bond
 
Navigating the benefits/entitlements bureaucracy…advocating with landlords…organizing finances…delivering home-based medical supports…providing empathic mental health care…plus so much more—this is what our team does every day, while never wait-listing older people when they need us most.
 
The older population is growing, and so is the demand for Search and Care’s services. Yet, we are steadfastly committed to the care model for which we’ve become known: compassionate and truly comprehensive—chiefly, doing whatever it takes to make sure our older neighbors can age safely at home for as long as is feasible, always at no fee whatsoever.
 
We could never do this important work without you!
 
Sincerest regards,
 
 
Brian C. Kravitz                                                             Natasha S. Brown
 
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