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:

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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The Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania

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

Cognitive Center of Excellence

Cognitive Center of Excellence

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.

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

“When you’re smilin’, when your smilin’ the whole world smiles with you.” That catchy tune written by Joe Goodwin, Larry Shay, and Mark Fisher is true. When you smile, it affects others. It is hard not to smile back when someone is flashing a smile at you. The next best thing about smiling is laughing. Laughter has its benefits.  These…

How to Avoid Caregiver Stress and Burnout

How to Avoid Caregiver Stress and Burnout

As we all grow older, we may need help with care. Help may include simple tasks around the house or assistance with personal care. Caregivers may step in to help with many of these tasks. Many times spouses or children become caregivers.  It also may be the role of family members or friends to become a caregiver for an elderly adult…

Memory Café: Providing Socialization for Caregivers and Patients with Dementia

Memory Café: Providing Socialization for Caregivers and Patients with Dementia

The concept of memory café originated in 1997 by Dr. Bere Miesen in the Netherlands. The groups were called “Alzheimer’s Café”. Dr. Miesen felt that dementia did not define who a person was, however, the disease may make a person feel isolated. It was the job of society to help the person with the diagnosis feel comfortable as they did…

Navigating the Healthcare System

Navigating the Healthcare System

Focus on Patient Needs and Understanding Services By Brittany Elko The health care system is designed to promote patient-centered health and wellness. However, it can be very difficult to navigate. The complexity of the changing regulations, insurance coverage options and services can easily lead to frustration. Words like bundled payments, qualifying stay, and co-insurance can seem foreign to so many…

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.

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

Full Time
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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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Full Time
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Full-Time-Day 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, PA 18510 Contact…

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Environmental Services/Housekeeping Full Time – Day Shift Must be available for rotating weekends and holidays. Competitive wages and excellent benefits package available which include Health, Vision, Dental, Life Insurances, and 403 (b) retirement plan Applications accepted online or in person 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday at: The Jewish Home of Eastern PA 1101 Vine Street Scranton, PA 18510 E.O.E.

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