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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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.

Whats New at The Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania

Is the sandwich generation moving towards a club sandwich?

Is the sandwich generation moving towards a club sandwich?

The “sandwich generation” is defined as those individuals who are currently raising a family of their own and are undertaking the care of their elderly parents.

Is the sandwich generation moving towards a club sandwich?

Is the sandwich generation moving towards a club sandwich?

The “sandwich generation” is defined as those individuals who are currently raising a family of their own and are undertaking the care of their elderly parents. This role can be demanding and financially overwhelming. The caregivers may be balancing between their children’s evening activities and checking on mom and dad in a home setting or elder care organization. A more…

The Jewish Home Launches an Exciting New Parkinson’s Disease Program

The Jewish Home Launches an Exciting New Parkinson’s Disease Program

The health benefits of regular exercise are well established, but it’s even more important to people with Parkinson’s disease because it helps maintain balance, mobility, and daily living activities. Exercise, physical activity, and movement can improve Parkinson’s disease symptoms. The Parkinson’s Outcomes Project, the largest clinical study of Parkinson’s disease, showed that people with the disease who start exercising earlier…

National Nursing Home Week: “Live Soulfully”

National Nursing Home Week: “Live Soulfully”

This year the theme for National Nursing Home Week is “Live Soulfully.” The Jewish Home has many special events we would like to highlight and we encourage family, caregivers, and visitors to attend! Sunday, May 12th: Our Mother’s Day Party is sponsored by the Scranton Auxiliary at 2:30 pm and features entertainment by The Polka Jets! Monday, May 13th: Spring…

Healthy Eating Program

Healthy Eating Program

The Jewish Home Food Service Director Beth Rielly and Dietary Supervisor Sharon Mayer presented a food demonstration on healthy eating: “Proteins and preparing easy treats and simple recipes to add to your diet!” It’s very common for people to eat less food and sleep less with age. Contributing factors could be a lack of appetite, changes to smell or taste,…

Introducing Music & Memory

Introducing Music & Memory

Grounded in extensive research, Music & Memory helps people living with a wide range of cognitive and physical challenges to find renewed joy in life through musical favorites. Our team is trained to develop personalized playlists, delivered through iPods, a key element in the individual’s plan of care.

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.

Peg Hannon

Available Employment Opportunities

Full Time
Posted 2 days ago

Full time 7:30 am -4:00 p.m./8am-4:30p. – varies at times, occasional weekends and holidays SUMMARY: Drives Jewish Home vehicles to transport residents and staff performing the following duties. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – Other duties may be assigned.: Transports residents and staff to local appointments and errands as scheduled, Complies with local traffic regulations. Reports delays or accidents or any…

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Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

We are accepting applications for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA). Applicants must have a valid Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Certification. Competitive wages and excellent benefits package available which include Health, Vision, Dental, Life Insurances, and 403 (b) retirement plan. Must be available to work every other weekend and rotating holidays. Applications accepted in Person from 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Monday-Friday or apply online.…

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Full Time
Posted 3 weeks ago

RN Night-Shift Supervisor 11:00 P.M. to 7:30 A.M. Full Time The Jewish Home has been providing skilled nursing care for the region’s elderly for more than 100 years. We have an opportunity for you to join our nursing team as a supervisor on the night-shift. Excellent wage and benefits including family health coverage, dental, vision, vacation, holiday, and sick time…

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