Non-profit and Serving the Entire Community. Scranton, PA

Welcome to JHEP

Founded in 1916, our warm and inviting senior community has earned a reputation as the region’s premier provider of short-term rehabilitation, long-term skilled nursing care, and Alzheimer’s care for older adults.

We welcome people of all faiths to our Scranton, Pennsylvania community, which offers engaging social activities, entertainment, full-service dining, a family room for private celebrations, beauty salon, and landscaped patio with gorgeous views of the downtown area.

To talk to our admissions team about care for your loved one:

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Senior Living Magazine

The premier local lifestyle magazine for seniors, elders, their families, and caregivers. Senior Living Magazine NEPA delivers the latest information, resources, and tools for senior living. We pride ourselves on delivering informative articles that are relevant to our readers. The editorial and creative staff strive to provide fresh, trending, and worthy information for seniors. Our magazine is a “must read” for senior content and community information. Subscribe today and start reading!

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The premier local lifestyle magazine for seniors, elders, their families, and caregivers. Senior Living Magazine NEPA delivers the latest information, resources, and tools for senior living. We pride ourselves on delivering informative articles that are relevant to our readers. The editorial and creative staff strive to provide fresh, trending, and worthy information for seniors. Our magazine is a “must read” for senior content and community information. Subscribe today and start reading!

Elan Gardens

A new stage of life is blossoming at Elan Gardens, Pennsylvania’s premiere senior living community. Here, we bridge the gap between Independent Living and Skilled Nursing — offering Personal Care and Memory Care in a supportive environment that can enrich and enhance your lifestyle.

A new stage of life is blossoming at Elan Gardens, Pennsylvania’s premiere senior living community. Here, we bridge the gap between Independent Living and Skilled Nursing — offering Personal Care and Memory Care in a supportive environment that can enrich and enhance your lifestyle.

Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania CEO Mark D. Weiner

Mark D. Weiner

Dear Friends and Community:

I’m pleased to introduce myself as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania.  I’m excited to be here and look forward to advancing our organizational Mission and service to the community.

I thank Rabbi Sandhaus for his strong leadership for nearly 40 years and the entire staff which has been committed to high quality and resident-centered care.  I remain most impressed with the work efforts and results of our entire staff and the strong and passionate leadership of our Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

I've been spending my time meeting with internal staff, Board leadership, and a wide range of civic, religious, business, and philanthropic community leadership. I've spent time throughout Scranton as well as Wilkes-Barre and the Poconos to aid in my understanding of the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania, its affiliated organizations, the older adult marketplace, and the Northeastern Pennsylvania environment.

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1101 Vine St.Scranton, PA 18510Ph: (570) 209-5778Fax: 570-344-9610
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Memory Care Resources

A memory loss diagnosis is hard on everyone. Below are videos from our previous educational events that can help those diagnosed with memory loss, and their families learn the next steps to take for the future. We hope you find these videos informative and enlightening. Please reach out to our staff members with questions about caring for loved ones with dementia.

cognitive center

The Cognitive Center of Excellence designation recognizes organizations who are committed to integration of the BCAT® Approach as the standard of care to meet the cognitive needs of the aging adult. Organizations with this level of recognition have a shared philosophy with BCAT® that it is imperative to utilize evidence-based assessments, treatment interventions, and patient engagement activities that are administered by trained staff in order to care manage and maximize functional abilities for those with age related cognitive changes and cognitive decline.

Whats New at The Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania

The Importance of Pets and Planning for Care in the Future

The Importance of Pets and Planning for Care in the Future

Do you have a dog, cat, bird, or another animal? Most likely, these animals are a huge part of your life. They are your family. Many people consider their pets their best friends. As we age – this usually does not change. We continue to seek the affection of our pets.             Many seniors fight depression. They feel…

Making Seniors with Dementia Successful in their environment using the Montessori Method

Making Seniors with Dementia Successful in their environment using the Montessori Method

Maria Montessori was a physician and educator in Rome who developed the Montessori theory. Maria was a pioneer for her time. She was challenged with hard assignments because she was a woman. Other professionals in her field felt she should be tested to prove herself because it was not likely a woman be educated as a medical professional at this time.…

Health Care Screenings: Important even in our Golden Years to live and age well!

Health Care Screenings: Important even in our Golden Years to live and age well!

Health care screenings are medical tests to check for diseases or health conditions before a patient might notice signs or symptoms. These can also be done if there is an indication of a problem, and your doctor is considering treatment. These are called preventative health services.  The tests can consist of blood work, paper-pencil type tests, scans or other tests as…

AmazonSmile Program

AmazonSmile Program

September, 3 rd , 2019, Scranton, Pennsylvania: The Jewish Home and its sister organization, Elan Gardens, are both dedicated to advancing all of their programs, but these initiatives are successful through community support. They are now participating in the AmazonSmile program. You can support the programs the Jewish Home offers for dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease through AmazonSmile.

Why is it Important to Exercise as We Age?

Why is it Important to Exercise as We Age?

We all hope to grow old gracefully. Who wants to think about taking medications, going to the doctors or the aches and pains that may come along with getting old?  There are things we can do to fight the aging process. One of those things is exercise! “Get out and move it, move it!” There are many benefits to exercise…

Count me in as a big fan and supporter of the Jewish Home of Eastern PA. I have been familiar with its work and service to the community since I was Mayor of Scranton.

Jim Connors, former Mayor of Scranton

Words cannot express my heartfelt appreciation for the unwavering care provided for my mother during her residency at The Jewish Home. 

Donna Mendicino

After touring several nursing homes in the New York area where I live, I made the decision to place my mother in the Jewish Home in Scranton where I was raised.

Wendy Barker, Armonk, NY

I thank Rabbi Sandhaus and the entire staff at the Jewish Home for the excellent care that they provided my mother, Marie Kerrigan, during her stay prior to her passing.

Thomas P. Kerrigan

It is impossible to say thank you for all the love and caring compassion you showed to our mother, Dorothy Bouselli.

Roseann and Vince Arnone

My husband, Jim, has been a resident of the Jewish Home since the spring of 2018. He is on the Memory Care floor.
I can’t turn the clock back to restore Jim to the smart, loving, talented man I married almost fifty years ago. So the Jewish Home is the very best place he can be. He is well-loved and he is well-cared for and he is safe and content. I visit regularly and I see that each resident is always treated with loving warmth, courtesy, and respect. Many of the staff have worked at the Jewish Home for more than fifteen years and regard this work as their calling. Jim’s dementia is the tragedy of our lives. The Jewish Home is the blessing.

Peggie Hannan

Available Employment Opportunities

Posted 14 hours ago

Registered Dietician- 32-40 hours per week The Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania has been providing skilled nursing, rehabilitation & long term care for more than 100 years. We are currently seeking a registered dietician, whom would be completing nutritional assessments and help to coordinate the clinical aspects of the dietary department to provide optimal nutritional care to our residents. Other…

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Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

Under the direction of the Life Enrichment program manager, the Life Enrichment Assistant will assist implementing therapeutic activity programs on a daily basis to meet the individual resident’s needs and interests. This is a full time opening, mostly days, however one to two evenings a pay period is required, along with rotating weekends and holidays. A high school diploma is…

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Full Time
Posted 1 month ago

Competitive wages and excellent benefits package including: Family health insurance, Vision, Dental, and Life Insurance available. Full Time- Mostly Day shift (6 day shift, 4 Evening shift)

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