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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

October 8, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

October 8, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

We take very seriously our responsibility for your loved one’s safety and well-being. We are also very thankful that a great percentage of our residents, their families and our staff have received the vaccine. COVID boosters and flu shots are recommended as well for your safety and your loved ones.  This week we sent a special email blast as well…

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October 1, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

October 1, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

As we turn the calendar to October, we enter a time when many had hoped the pandemic would be behind us. However, in the past few weeks, the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant has risen. We are very thankful that a great percentage of our residents, their families and our staff have received the vaccine. COVID boosters and flu shots…

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September 24, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

September 24, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

We cannot stress enough the importance of vaccinations to curb the spread of COVID-19’s Delta variant. They are a matter of safety as well as compliance with the federal government’s plan to mandate vaccines for health care workers at Medicare and Medicaid facilities. Nationwide, the median nursing home staff vaccination rate has hovered at around 64%, according to recent federal statistics. About 84%…

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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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