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National Nursing Home Week: “Live Soulfully”

National Nursing Home Week: “Live Soulfully”

This year the theme for National Nursing Home Week is “Live Soulfully.” The Jewish Home has many special events we would like to highlight and we encourage family, caregivers, and visitors to attend! Sunday, May 12th: Our Mother’s Day Party is sponsored by the Scranton Auxiliary at 2:30 pm and features entertainment by The Polka Jets! Monday, May 13th: Spring…

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Healthy Eating Program

Healthy Eating Program

The Jewish Home Food Service Director Beth Rielly and Dietary Supervisor Sharon Mayer presented a food demonstration on healthy eating: “Proteins and preparing easy treats and simple recipes to add to your diet!” It’s very common for people to eat less food and sleep less with age. Contributing factors could be a lack of appetite, changes to smell or taste,…

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Introducing Music & Memory

Introducing Music & Memory

Grounded in extensive research, Music & Memory helps people living with a wide range of cognitive and physical challenges to find renewed joy in life through musical favorites. Our team is trained to develop personalized playlists, delivered through iPods, a key element in the individual’s plan of care.

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Staying Active is Important as You Age

Staying Active is Important as You Age

Staying connected to the community and participating in life enrichment activities is important at any age, but being active can improve the quality of life for seniors. We offer many programs and initiatives at The Jewish Home! Our most recent initiative includes an art program which will showcase some beautiful art created by our memory care residents. Making art can…

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Getting Advice For Elderly Care

Getting Advice For Elderly Care

According to a recent report by the US census bureau, the proportion of the global population aged 65 and over is set to outnumber children under five for the first time. The report shows that over the next 30 years the number of over-65s is expected to double from 506 million to 1.3 billion. That will bring new burdens on…

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Medical Assistance for the Elderly

Medical Assistance for the Elderly

If you need to take care of someone who is old enough in your family, you must equip yourself with the proper knowledge that will help you in providing the best possible care to them. Once you have decided upon the care that you need to give to them, if it is medical, you must focus on finding the right…

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Elderly in Home Care Doesn’t Mean a Lack of Socialization

Elderly in Home Care Doesn’t Mean a Lack of Socialization

While the vast majority of seniors prefer to age in one place, many seek assistance from home health companies and assistant living services because of an increased need for personal assistance or in home care. Numerous studies have been conducted that show that seniors having social connections through family members, friends, social organizations, even companion animals is directly linked with…

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Nursing Care Plan – Diabetes

Nursing Care Plan – Diabetes

Bellow you will find a copy of one of the nursing care plans for type 2 diabetes authored by myself (a registered nurse manager). An detailed commentary by myself can be found below the nursing care plan. Please read through the care plan to better understand standards of type 2 diabetes care. Please refer to the link at the end…

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Elder Care Tips and Tools for the New Year

Elder Care Tips and Tools for the New Year

As Christmas enters its final week, many people are considering the future and wondering what the New Year will bring them. For some, there is a growing sense of worry and uncertainty much closer to home. Across the country, many elderly residents and their relatives may be a little at the future. However, there are several ways to prepare for…

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