Non-profit and Serving the Entire Community. Scranton, PA
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Note: this video was filmed prior to COVID-19 restrictions.

Welcome to JHEP

Founded in 1916, the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania's 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.

We welcome people of all faiths to our Scranton, Pennsylvania, community that has an 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, call 570-344-6177. Complete an online Admission Referral Form to schedule an appointment or download an application.

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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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Elan Gardens

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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.

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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. Subscribe today and start reading!

Whats New at The Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania

May 7, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

May 7, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

We are continuing to monitor and follow the latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 infection control guidance that impacts our residents and visitors. Coronavirus testing requirements for fully vaccinated nursing home residents also have been eased, according to new guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This permits visitations and personal contact among residents and visitors who…

April 30, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

April 30, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

We are monitoring the latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 infection control guidance that impacts our residents and visitors. At this time, we are maintaining our current policies and procedures until our licensing bodies release an updated position statement. We follow guidance from (CDC), Department of Health (DOH) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Updates will be shared…

April 23, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

April 23, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

We are making progress against COVID-19 and will continue testing in accordance with our county’s positivity rates, which we are monitoring. Good news in that Lackawanna County is starting to trend down and is back at 9.3% which means we are now back in yellow. Staff test will go back to once a week starting next Monday April 26, 2021.…

April 16, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

April 16, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

We are making progress against COVID-19 and will continue testing in accordance with our county’s positivity rates, which we are monitoring. Lackawanna County continues in the red level so we are testing staff twice a week. Results of staff testing for Monday April 12, 2021, returned all negative.    Results from the second round of staff testing on Thursday April 15,…

April 9, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

April 9, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

We have made advances in our collective battle against COVID-19. After a steady decline there have been some increases in cases recently.  Lackawanna County has increased back to red this week with a positivity rate of 10.3%. We will be starting twice-a-week testing of staff again April 12, 2021.  Our test days are Mondays and Thursdays. Therefore, we have to…

April 2, 2021, Letter to Families and Friends

April 2, 2021, Letter to Families and Friends

This season of hope finds us committed to staying ahead of COVID-19 and will follow guidance from Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Health (DOH), and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for guidance on our facility’s reopening plans.   Thank you to all family members who joined us on the Zoom call earlier this week to discuss changes…

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The Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania

1101 Vine St.Scranton, PA 18510Ph: 570-344-6177Fax: 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.

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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.


Thank you – our staff is doing an amazing job. I feel privileged to work with such great staff. They’re really hanging in there and taking great care of our residents!

Mae Murawski

Thank you so much for the beautiful care and enrichment you bring to our loved ones’ lives each and every day, especially during these trying times.

Carmel Courtney Garan

I will always remember the ease with which our family spent the last three nights with our brother, Tim, with pillows, blankets all provided to us with love. I will always remember Kathy’s warm smile as she called us by name.

Maureen Bell Asterbadi

My sister and brothers and I  are very blessed with a caring and loving third-floor staff who treat our Mom as if she was their family member.  They hug her, they dance with her, they reminisce with her,  they are kind and patient with her.  She doesn’t always participate in activities however the activities staff continually try to engage her. Recently Leaha, activities staff member, knowing our Mom enjoyed the outdoors, took her outside to enjoy a few hours of sunshine!  As Mom would say “today was a good day.” That was a good day for our Mom!

Marykate Gallagher & Family

I will never forget the peanut butter and jelly sandwich on my brother’s lunch and dinner tray for “later.” I will never forget the white hand towels mounted on his bed for him to fold. I will never forget his clean clothes and his clean bed waiting for him to rest his weary head and his failing body.

Maureen Bell Asterbadi

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

Stay safe, all!

Lisa Krawitz

We were very impressed with the care our dear friend received at the Jewish Home. She came to the Jewish Home to receive rehabilitation services however she did end up needing end of life care. The staff were compassionate and gave superb care to our friend. The staff are wonderful. We would recommend the Jewish Home!

Janice and Harris Cutler

Thanks all! The pics help when we can’t see our loved ones!

Gerianne Barber

Thanks to all of you!

Lisa Vieira

What a beautiful home for the elderly!

BK Anderson

Available Employment Opportunities

Posted 2 weeks ago

The Jewish Home of Eastern PA, the premier long-term care skilled nursing facility in Scranton PA, is seeking applicants for a Social Worker. Excellent benefits package available which include Health, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance, 403 (b) Retirement Plan. Develops an on-going relationship with residents and their families. Interviews and assists residents and family members with problems such as personal and…

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The Jewish Home of Eastern PA, the premier long-term care skilled nursing facility in Scranton PA, is seeking applicants for Director of Social Services Excellent benefits package available which include Health, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance, 403 (b) Retirement Plan. Works in conjunction with the Director of Admissions in the admissions process of residents to the facility to ensure that the…

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Full Time
Posted 3 weeks ago

Full-Time-Day shift and Evening Shift Rotating weekends and holidays Main duties include: Mechanical repairs and painting Valid PA Driver’s License required Competitive wages and excellent benefits package including: Family health insurance, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance, and 403 (b) retirement plan available. Applications accepted online or in person 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday at: The Jewish Home of Eastern PA 1101 Vine Street Scranton,…

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Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania
1101 Vine St.
Scranton, PA 18510
570-344-6177

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