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Guest Blogs and Resources

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

March 11, 2022, Letter to Families and Friends

March 11, 2022, Letter to Families and Friends

Yes, COVID cases are diminishing and the CDC is beginning to relax masking requirements for the general public. There have been no changes to the CDC’s mask recommendations for healthcare settings therefore we will continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)…

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March 4, 2022, Letter to Family and Friends

March 4, 2022, Letter to Family and Friends

Our main priority continues to be the protection of our residents, staff and families at our facility. We are monitoring COVID-19 data and its impact. Our resident units are now in green status with the exception of our regular isolation yellow zone on the 4th floor used for new admissions and hospital returns.    It is very important that all visitors adhere…

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February 25, 2022,  Letter to Family and Friends

February 25, 2022,  Letter to Family and Friends

Our main priority is the protection of our residents, staff and families at our facility. We are monitoring COVID-19 data and its impact. We thank you for your cooperation during this community surge and our recent facility outbreak.  We are pleased to report that full house testing this week for both resident and active staff groups all came back negative, which…

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February 18, 2022, Letter to Family and Friends

February 18, 2022, Letter to Family and Friends

We thank you for your cooperation during this community surge and our recent facility outbreak.   We are pleased to report that full house testing this week for both resident and staff groups all came back negative!   We will continue weekly testing for staff and residents until we have a 14 day period of no additional positives.   Our next full house…

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February 11, 2022, Letter to Family and Friends

February 11, 2022, Letter to Family and Friends

We thank you for your cooperation during this community surge and our recent facility outbreak.    All resident tests this week have been negative.   This week we had 2 staff positive results.    We are following CDC and department of health guidance related to contact tracing and testing.   We will continue weekly testing for staff and residents until we have a 14…

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February 4, 2022, Letter to Family and Friends

February 4, 2022, Letter to Family and Friends

We thank you for your cooperation during this community surge and our recent facility outbreak.  All resident tests this week have been negative. The last date of positive result this past week was 1/31/2022, (staff). We are following CDC and department of health guidance related to contact tracing and testing. We will continue weekly testing for staff and residents until…

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January 28, 2022, Letter to Family and Friends

January 28, 2022, Letter to Family and Friends

We thank you for your cooperation during this community surge and our recent facility outbreak.  We thankfully are seeing the numbers of active cases slowing down and thankfully no one is showing strong symptoms. All resident tests this week have been negative!   As of midnight January 27, 2022, there were no positive staff or residents test results. The last date…

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January 21, 2022, Letter to Families and Friends

January 21, 2022, Letter to Families 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 daily on our call in line. Our numbers thankfully starting to trend downward but we are still having some positives. Thankfully no one is showing strong symptoms.…

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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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