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An Update from The Leadership at The Jewish Home

An Update from The Leadership at The Jewish Home

July 10, 2020   Dear Residents, Families and Caregivers,   This week brought with it a lot of activity and some long awaited visits with loved ones at the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania.  Please see our Facebook page where we were able to capture some touching and delightful moments from the window visits.  These visits brought joy to staff…

Family Window Visits – Starting July 6th!

Family Window Visits – Starting July 6th!

Window Visits!   We are overjoyed to tell you we’ve been given the green light for window visits for our residents with their families!   Starting July 6, 2020. Where:   Residents will be brought to the first floor Life Enrichment Center in front of the full length window.    Family/Friend visitors will be located outside on our Vine Street…

5 Of The Best Fathers Day Gifts in 2020

5 Of The Best Fathers Day Gifts in 2020

Father’s Day Is Around The Corner!   One day a year we celebrate fathers everywhere and we recognize the impact they have had on all of us. Here at The Jewish Home we wanted to share five of our favorite Father’s Day gifts of this year! As an extra fun bonus, all of these gifts can be found at smile.amazon.com!…

An Update from The Leadership at The Jewish Home

An Update from The Leadership at The Jewish Home

May 15, 2020   The Jewish Home Leadership team strives to keep you informed during this pandemic.  We are listing our mitigation strategies for you here, previously listed in our May 9, 2020 communication. We have taken the following steps to mitigate, prevent or reduce the risk of transmission, including altering normal operations. We have restricted visitation by prohibiting all…

The Jewish Home of Eastern PA Letter from Leadership

The Jewish Home of Eastern PA Letter from Leadership

May 8, 2020   Dear Families and Caregivers, As we close out another week during this very uncharted time, we wanted to provide a few updates. New guidance has been issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding how nursing homes are to make notifications to residents and families about COVID-19. We will be complying with the…

The Jewish Home of Eastern PA Letter from Leadership

The Jewish Home of Eastern PA Letter from Leadership

You are all so amazing! The outpouring of cards and notes we’ve received through our “Love Letter Link” program has been heart-warming, and the response to the “Rainbow Hunt” has been really overwhelming! We receive dozens of rainbows every day in every form and we’re hanging them in hallways, windows, and residents’ rooms. They have brightened all our days. Thank you and keep ‘em coming!

Alzheimer’s/Dementia

Alzheimer’s/Dementia refers to a serious loss of mental abilities such as thinking, remembering, reasoning and communicating. Dementia is not a normal part of aging. It can be difficult to know whether you or your loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s/Dementia as the symptoms typically appear gradually (beginning with memory loss).

Saveo knows from personal and professional experience that caring for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s/Dementia can be physically, emotionally and mentally exhausting.

  • Memory loss
  • Disorientation
  • Confusion about time or place
  • Communication issues
  • Inability to read, write, speak or understand
  • Mood and behavior changes, such as aggressiveness, wandering or withdrawal

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problems.

Specific symptoms can include double vision, blindness in one eye, muscle weakness, trouble with sensation, or trouble with coordination. MS takes several forms, with new symptoms either occurring in isolated attacks.

  • Memory loss
  • Disorientation
  • Confusion about time or place
  • Communication issues
  • Inability to read, write, speak or understand
  • Mood and behavior changes, such as aggressiveness, wandering or withdrawal

Parkinson’s

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. The symptoms generally come on slowly over time. Early in the disease, the most obvious are shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty with walking. Thinking and behavioral problems may also occur.

Dementia becomes common in the advanced stages of the disease. Depression and anxiety are also common occurring in more than a third of people with PD. Other symptoms include sensory, sleep, and emotional problems.

  • Memory loss
  • Disorientation
  • Confusion about time or place
  • Communication issues
  • Inability to read, write, speak or understand
  • Mood and behavior changes, such as aggressiveness, wandering or withdrawal

Stroke

A stroke is when poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death. There are two main types of stroke: ischemic, due to lack of blood flow, and hemorrhagic, due to bleeding. They result in part of the brain not functioning properly. Signs and symptoms of a stroke may include an inability to move or feel on one side of the body.

Signs and symptoms often appear soon after the stroke has occurred. If symptoms last less than one or two hours it is known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or mini-stroke. A stroke may also be associated with a headache.

  • Memory loss
  • Disorientation
  • Confusion about time or place
  • Communication issues
  • Inability to read, write, speak or understand
  • Mood and behavior changes, such as aggressiveness, wandering or withdrawal