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August 11, 2021

The Jewish Home of Eastern PA offers tips on how to prevent falls by Rehabilitation Director Melissa Gibblets and Occupational Therapist Heather Bendars.

Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania videos

 

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

September 17, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

September 17, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

The federal government’s sweeping plan to mandate vaccines for health care workers at Medicare and Medicaid facilities is intended to curb the surging Delta variant and to address the slow pace of COVID-19 vaccinations. The Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will issue a similar rule requiring vaccinations for workers in most healthcare facilities that receive reimbursement,…

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September 15, 2021 Letter to Family and Friends

September 15, 2021 Letter to Family and Friends

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with our masking and social distancing protocols for our facility. Important news! As discussed in our letter last week, the positivity rate in our county is increasing. As of this week CDC as listed the community transmission rate at a high or red level.  Please see https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view As a result we have made changes…

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September 10, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

September 10, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with our masking and social distancing protocols for our facility. Please remember to keep your mask on at all times during visits inside and outdoors, even if you are vaccinated.  Please come to our first floor location if do not want to stay in your loved one’s room for the visit.  Our visitation guidelines…

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September 3, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

September 3, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with our masking and social distancing protocols for our facility. Please remember to keep your mask on at all times during visits inside and outdoors, even if you are vaccinated.  Please come to our first floor location if do not want to stay in your loved one’s room for the visit.  Our visitation guidelines…

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August 27, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

August 27, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

As always, we appreciate that you entrust us with the care of your loved ones. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with our recent implementation of masking and social distancing protocols for our facility. In the past couple of weeks, there has been a lot of activity on the vaccine front. We are anticipating regulatory and guidance changes in the…

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August 20, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

August 20, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

We appreciate that you are entrusting us with the care of your loved ones. We also appreciate your understanding and cooperation with our recent implementation of masking and social distancing protocols for our facility. Our heightened concerns have been enacted due to concerns about the Delta variant of COVID-19. We will continue to monitor the variant and update our practices…

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August 13, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

August 13, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

Good news!  All resident tests from 5th floor and all staff tests for the week were negative!   Green zones open for visits in accordance with our visitation policy are 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th.   4th floor zone for new admissions, hospital returns is yellow. We have implemented masking and social distancing protocols for our facility due to rising concerns about…

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August 5, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

August 5, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

This is a follow-up from our last letter related to visitation.   After further testing, the DOH determined that the result from the resident was not a true positive, so you will see a change in our numbers below removing that case. We proactively continued with our completed base line testing on all of our residents and staff and very happy…

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August 3, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

August 3, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

We found out yesterday that a resident of our facility who was transferred to a local hospital, tested positive for COVID 19.  As a result, we are following our protocol and suspending general visits in accordance with our visitation policy.  Compassionate care/end of life visits will still be held in accordance with policy. Testing for all of our residents and…

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July 30, 2021, Letter to Friends and Families

July 30, 2021, Letter to Friends and Families

The rise of the Delta variant of COVID-19 is a real concern. The best way to limit one’s chances of getting the variant is to be fully vaccinated. According to a study by The New England Journal of Medicine, the effectiveness of full vaccination against the variant is about 90 percent. We encourage all residents, staff, family members and volunteers…

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Scranton, PA 18510
570-344-6177

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