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Guest Blogs and Resources

May 2022

Rehabilitation Director Melissa Gibblets discusses stroke awareness, including the warning signs, causes and dangers.

April 2022

Telemedicine has become part of our lives and the Jewish Home of Eastern PA is proud to partner with Curavi Health to provide this service. Watch now >

Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania videos

March 2022
Sleep facts and tips from Physical Therapist MSPT, Laura Tylutki-Stuble.
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February 2022Rehabilitation Director Melissa Gibblets discusses how a healthy diet can lead to a healthy heart. Watch now > | Learn more >  January 2022

Real Time Medical Systems enhances services at the Jewish Home of Eastern PA.
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December 2021

Rehabilitation Director Melissa Gibblets discusses ways to manage your holiday-related stress. Watch now >
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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

Announcement

Announcement

Dear Families, In our commitment to the health of our residents, families, caregivers as well as the greater community, we are reaching out to you to convey measures we are taking and protective measures you can take regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Per the most recent PA Department of Health information, there are not any cases of COVID-19 in…

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Avoiding the Flu

Avoiding the Flu

It is that time of the year where it appears everyone is getting sick. Coughing, sneezing, stuffy noses everywhere! Symptoms of the flu include fever which can be high, headache, muscle aches, cough, sore throat, feeling very tired, vomiting and nausea may occur. According to the CDC, there are four different strains of the flu. The four types of are…

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Dementia

Dementia

Caregivers of those battling the demons of dementia are warriors. These warriors go to battle for their loved ones to ensure they are treated like the dignified persons they have always been. Once dementia wraps itself around a person, it often strips them of their personhood. They take steps backward, losing all they have gained in their adult life. Caregivers…

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Medicaid vs. Medicare

Medicaid vs. Medicare

By Nicole Lipinski, RN, MS, ADC-MC, CDP Medicaid, Medicare – they sound alike? But they are different! What is the difference? Or are they the same? Let’s explore and see if we can figure this out!  Medicaid is both state and federally funded. The program provides benefits based on financial need. Health insurance is provided to low-income Americans of all…

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Arthritis

Arthritis

By Nicole Lipinski, RN, MS, ADC- MC, CDP You may notice pain and swelling in your joints as you age. What is that? The general term for this is arthritis. There are many different types of arthritis —however, if you have an overall swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints you may be experiencing the “pains of…

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National Caregiver Month

National Caregiver Month

By Nicole Lipinski, RN, MS, ADC-MC, CDP November is National Family Caregiver Month. This month we celebrate all those who take care of others. National caregiver week began in the mid-1990. However, the importance of caregivers was truly recognized with President Barack Obama’s recognition in 2012. “Across America, daughters and sons balance the work of caring for aging parents with the demands…

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Staying Hydrated in the Winter Months

Staying Hydrated in the Winter Months

By Nicole Lipinski, RN, MS, ADC-MC, CDP You may think dehydration is only something you need to think about in the good ole summer. However, it is very possible to suffer from dehydration in the winter. The body’s sweat mechanism is not activated as much in the winter as it is on a hot summer day. Therefore, we are not…

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Telehealth Services

Telehealth Services

By Nicole Lipinski, RN, MS, ADC-MC, CDP The concept of telehealth is not really a new concept. This concept in its earliest form dates back to the early 1900s. Pennsylvania was sending radiology images 24 miles via phone lines in the 1940s. The University of Nebraska was the first to use video communication for hospital consultations in 1959. These early…

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Enhancing the life of Persons with Dementia

Enhancing the life of Persons with Dementia

By Nicole Lipinski, RN, MS, ADC-MC, CDP We have probably all stumbled upon the list of 101 things to do with someone who has dementia. However, do those things really enhance the quality of life of a person with dementia or are they just things to keep them busy? I would guess keeping someone distracted and busy is OK—but let’s…

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