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Services
Medical Programs
Medical Programs
  • Detailed Doctor recommendations and expedited appointments when necessary
  • Hospital recommendations, admissions, and transfers
  • Rehabilitation recommendations, admissions, and transfers
  • Ambulance/ambulette services and ride
  • Insurance Programs
    Insurance Programs
  • Government insurance Enrollment (525 families in 2011)
  • Health insurance appeals and petitions
  • Private insurance guidance and consultations
  • Mental Health Programs
    Mental Health Programs
  • On staff psychologist
  • In-house crisis intervention (with a crisis trained staff)
  • Mental health referrals
  • Expedited appointments when necessary
  • In-patient mental health authorizations
  • Collaborative crisis team to assist with community emergencies
  • Eldercare Programs
    Eldercare Programs
  • Eldercare support group
  • Networking with Home Health Aid Agencies, rehabs, insurance etc.
  • Elder law referrals
  • Medicaid/Medicare guidance
  • Meals 'N' More
    Meals 'n More
  • Homemade Shabbos meals to specified hospitals
  • South Nassau Communities Hospital Respite Room
  • Mercy Hospital Respite Room
  • Legal Network
    Legal Network
  • Attorney consultations for reduced rate or pro bono
  • Lawyer referrals
  • 24 Hour Community Hotline
    24 Hour Community Hotline
  • Immediate access to medical specialists
  • Mental health emergencies
  • Family crisis department
  • Chevra Kaddisha/Bereavement arrangements
  • Financial Programs
    Financial Programs
  • Food card Band-Aid program
  • Budgeting and financial planning
  • Loan modification and re-mortgaging referrals
  • Life and death medical cost coverage
  • Government entitlement screening
  • Reduced medical fee negotiations
  • Specialty Equipment Depot
    Specialty Equipment Depot
  • Hospital beds, pulse oximeters, pediatric wheelchairs, oxygen pumps, stairlift and hoyerlift equipment
  • Most are delivered and assembled by Achiezer personnel and volunteers
  • Diabetic Children's Support Group
    Diabetic Children's
    Support Group
  • Confidential gathering for children of all ages struggling with the diagnosis and maintenance of Type 1 Diabetes in the religious world.
  • Home Repair Assistance
    Home Repair Assistance
  • Network of local handymen that give their time and labor pro bono to local families who can’t afford basic household fix ups.
  • Vounteer Driver Programs
    Volunteer Driver Programs
  • Rides provided for medical, and mental health appointments
  • Rides provided for handicapped and wheelchair bound clients
  • Shabbos meal deliveries to hospitals on Friday afternoon
  • Achiezer Collaborations
    Achiezer Collaborations
  • Collaborative meetings to assist families including: schools, Rabbonim, community leaders, community organizations
  • Collaborative work with local Rabbonim and organizations so as to help those in need, to verify need, and to avoid duplicated efforts
  • Community Events
  • Collaborative meetings when necessary regarding community events, crises, and concerns, for example:
    • Hurricane Irene
    • Superstorm Sandy
    • NYPD and NCPD relations
    • NYC and Nassau County relations
    • Confidential community concerns
  • Government advocacy
    • Expediting Medicaid and Food stamp applications
    • Servicing Far Rockaway/Queens County and Nassau County
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