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December 2021

Rehabilitation Director Melissa Gibblets discusses ways to manage your holiday-related stress. Learn more >

Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania videos

November, 2021

Jewish Home of Eastern PA Speech Language Pathologist Lisa Webb discusses memory tips, tactics and advice.
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August, 2021
The Jewish Home of Eastern PA offers tips on how to prevent falls by Rehabilitation Director Melissa Gibblets and Occupational Therapist Heather Bendars.
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July 20, 2021
Dr. Ken Sebastianelli advocates for COVID-19 vaccination.
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July 7, 2021

Kimberly Serafin, occupational therapist, discusses therapy and active aging.
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June 23, 2021
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Taylor Keysar discusses the importance of balance.
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June 3, 2021
Director of Admissions & Marketing Lee Rutkowski discusses what to expect from rehabilitation services.
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April 20, 2021
Rehabilitation Director Melissa Gibblets discusses Parkinson’s disease.
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March 29, 2021

Mia Jacobs, executive director at Elan Gardens, discusses senior living
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March 26, 2021

Administrator Mary Rose Applegate discusses telemedicine
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March 11, 2021

Director of Social Services Brittany Elko on how to remain happy, active and productive
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February 18, 2021

Rehabilitation Director Melissa Gibblets on how to stay safe during winter
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January 25, 2021

Resident Dolly tells why she likes the JHEP
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December 29, 2020

Dr. Sebastianelli discusses vaccines
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December 16, 2020

JHEP offers telemedicine through Curavi
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Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania blogs

December 31, 2020

A Salute to Frontliners – The True Heroes of 2020
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November 20, 2020

Exceptional Specialized Support for Memory Care
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November 16, 2020

High-Quality Care Services
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Weekly Letters to Families and Friends

January 14, 2022, Letter to Family and Friends

January 14, 2022, Letter to Family and Friends

We thank you for your cooperation during this community surge and our recent facility outbreak.   We have had positive tests results on multiple residents and staff throughout the week which have been updated on our call in line. As of midnight on January 13, 2022, we have had 10 additional residents and two staff member test positive. Thankfully, no one…

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January 7, 2022, Letter to Family and Friends

January 7, 2022, Letter to Family and Friends

We thank you for your cooperation during this community surge and our recent facility outbreak. As of midnight on January 6, 2022, we have had four additional residents and three staff test positive. Thankfully, no one is showing strong symptoms. Our positive and potentially exposed residents are quarantined and positive staff are off work. We are following CDC and department…

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January 5, 2022, Letter to Family and Friends

January 5, 2022, Letter to Family and Friends

All residents on our 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor have had a second round of testing on Monday 1/3/2022, due to potential exposure.  Regretfully, four residents had positive results, those residents resided on 3rd and 4th floor.   We are continuing to follow the regulatory guidance related to testing and visitation.  The positive residents are in isolation.   Family members and all…

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December 31, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

December 31, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

The increasing county-wide COVID-19 positivity rate is deeply concerning for all nursing home providers.  While, The Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania is fortunate that we do not have any positive resident cases at the current time, we have learned throughout this pandemic that, as the number of COVID-19 cases increases in the surrounding community, the risk of positive cases in…

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December 29, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

December 29, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

We had two staff members test positive for COVID 19 today and are continuing to follow the regulatory guidance related to testing and visitation. We are testing all residents on 2, 3, and 4th floors related to potential exposure. Potentially exposed staff members will be tested as well. Family members and all others impacted by the virus will be contacted…

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December 24, 2021, Letter to Friends and Families

December 24, 2021, Letter to Friends and Families

We wish all a great holiday season. We thank you for your patience and cooperation. During this holiday season and beyond, we encourage all to continue to follow safety tips regarding COVID-19. The CDC’s main advice is for eligible Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine before gathering and traveling for the holidays. The tools we use to fight this strain…

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December 17, 2021, Letter to Friends and Families

December 17, 2021, Letter to Friends and Families

With holiday celebrations and visits upon us, please note the attached guide for visitation safety tips when visiting a care facility. This guide is also available on our website’s COVID-19 page and on our social media pages. We strive to provide high-quality care and to keep your loved ones safe. Please consider the safety of family, friends and our staff.…

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December 10, 2021, Letter to Friends and Families

December 10, 2021, Letter to Friends and Families

We had one additional staff members test positive for COVID 19 today and are continuing to follow the regulatory guidance related to testing and visitation.  There was no potential resident exposure from this new staff positive.   First round testing was complete for the second floor residents and staff potentially exposed last weekend and all were negative.   Second round testing was…

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December 6, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

December 6, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

We had two staff members test positive for COVID 19 and are continuing to follow the regulatory guidance related to testing and visitation.      As a result we have placed our second floor unit on yellow (isolation) status.  All residents on this unit have been tested and staff members who may have had an exposure to the staff members have been…

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December 3, 2021, Letter to Friends and Families

December 3, 2021, Letter to Friends and Families

We are monitoring the effects and spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant and will not take it lightly. Researchers around the world are conducting studies to better understand many aspects of Omicron and will continue to share their findings of these studies as they become available. We will do the same and keep you informed. Meanwhile, we maintain that our top…

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