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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

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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November 26, 2021, Letter to Friends and Families

November 26, 2021, Letter to Friends and Families

Vaccinations are proven to curb the spread of COVID-19 and is a matter of safety as well as compliance with the federal government’s mandated vaccines for health care workers at Medicare and Medicaid facilities. As of November 25, 2021, our vaccination rate for our active residents is 95% and staff is 100%, for a total of 98.3% of our facility fully…

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November 19, 2021, Letter to Friends and Families

November 19, 2021, Letter to Friends and Families

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has lifted many of the pandemic visiting restrictions still in place at nursing homes. The new guidance instructs nursing homes to allow visits at all times. Our main goal throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been to provide high-quality care and to keep your loved ones safe.  We follow guidance from Centers for Disease…

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November 12, 2021, Letter to Friends and Families

November 12, 2021, Letter to Friends and Families

We thank you for your continued support throughout the various phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our main goal remains to provide high-quality care and to keep your loved ones safe. We follow guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services CMS as well as the latest COVID-19…

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November 5, 2021, Letter to Friends and Families

November 5, 2021, Letter to Friends and Families

We thank you for your continued support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Vaccinations are proven to curb the spread of the variant and are a matter of safety as well as compliance with the federal government’s mandated vaccines for health care workers at Medicare and Medicaid facilities. The Pennsylvania Department of Health recently released resources to help providers continue to encourage vaccine-hesitant…

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October 29, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

October 29, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with our visitation, masking and social distancing protocols for our facility. Our up to date visitation guidelines are posted on our website at jhep.org in the COVID section.  To schedule a visit please email Gayle MacDonald at gmacdonald@jhep.org or call her at 570-344-6177 ext. 1103. Gayle is available Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.…

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October 22, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

October 22, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

Visitors are asked to please respect our policies and our front liners who have sacrificed much and have worked hard throughout this pandemic to better serve our residents. Because we take very seriously our responsibility for your loved one’s safety and well-being, we ask your cooperation during visitation. Our up to date visitation guidelines are posted on our website at…

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October 15, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

October 15, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

Visitors are asked to please respect our policies and our front line staff who have sacrificed much and have worked hard throughout this pandemic to better serve our residents. Because we take our responsibility for your loved one’s safety and well-being very seriously, we ask for your cooperation during visitation. Our up to date visitation guidelines are posted on our…

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Scranton, PA 18510
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