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Welcome to JHEP

Founded in 1916, the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania's warm and inviting senior community has earned a reputation as the region’s premier provider of short-term rehabilitation, long-term skilled nursing care, and Alzheimer’s care.

We welcome people of all faiths to our Scranton, Pennsylvania, community that has an engaging social activities, entertainment, full-service dining, a family room for private celebrations, beauty salon, and landscaped patio with gorgeous views of the downtown area.

To talk to our admissions team about care for your loved one, call 570-344-6177. Complete an online Admission Referral Form to schedule an appointment or download an application.

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Senior Living Magazine

The premier local lifestyle magazine for seniors, elders, their families, and caregivers. Senior Living Magazine NEPA delivers the latest information, resources, and tools for senior living. We pride ourselves on delivering informative articles that are relevant to our readers. The editorial and creative staff strive to provide fresh, trending, and worthy information for seniors. Our magazine is a “must read” for senior content and community information. Subscribe today and start reading!

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Elan Gardens

A new stage of life is blossoming at Elan Gardens, Pennsylvania’s premiere senior living community. Here, we bridge the gap between Independent Living and Skilled Nursing — offering Personal Care and Memory Care in a supportive environment that can enrich and enhance your lifestyle.

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A new stage of life is blossoming at Elan Gardens, Pennsylvania’s premiere senior living community. Here, we bridge the gap between Independent Living and Skilled Nursing — offering Personal Care and Memory Care in a supportive environment that can enrich and enhance your lifestyle.

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If you are considering a move to a safe, affordable and stylish senior living community that offers numerous activities and personal amenities, you have found it at Webster Towers. We invite you to make an appointment for a personal tour. We are sure you’ll be impressed!

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The premier local lifestyle magazine for seniors, elders, their families, and caregivers. Senior Living Magazine NEPA delivers the latest information, resources, and tools for senior living. We pride ourselves on delivering informative articles that are relevant to our readers. Subscribe today and start reading!

Whats New at The Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania

January 15, 2021, letter to friends and families

January 15, 2021, letter to friends and families

We thank you for your continued support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our goal is to provide high-quality care for your loved ones. Testing News: We are continuing to test our staff twice weekly as the positivity rate in Lackawanna County remains at red status. Our resident units continue to test based on potential exposure.  Our resident groups have continued to…

January 7, 2021, letter to friends and families; voluntary Serology study

January 7, 2021, letter to friends and families; voluntary Serology study

Dear friends and families, We thank you for your continued support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our goal is to provide high-quality care for your loved ones. Testing News: We are continuing to test our staff twice weekly as the positivity rate in Lackawanna County remains at red status.  Our resident units continue to test based on potential exposure.   Our last…

Letter to Families and Friends, December 31, 2020

Letter to Families and Friends, December 31, 2020

Dear friends and families, We thank you for your continued support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our goal is to provide high-quality care for your loved ones. Testing News: We are pleased to report that all of our residents have continued to test negative for COVID-19 from last week’s test on December 23, 2020.  Our staff group was tested at the…

The Jewish Home of Eastern PA Salutes Our Frontliners – The True Heroes of 2020

The Jewish Home of Eastern PA Salutes Our Frontliners – The True Heroes of 2020

During the COVID-19 storm of the year 2020, we have seen the rise of heroes in many segments of healthcare. One such group that cannot be overlooked is our workers in skilled and long-term care facilities, personal care, senior living and rehabilitation facilities. Here, at the Jewish Home of Eastern PA we are very appreciative of their dedication. Our frontline…

Family and Friends Letter: December 24, 2020

Family and Friends Letter: December 24, 2020

Dear friends and families, We thank you for your continued support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our goal is to provide high-quality care for your loved ones. Our COVID -19 vaccine campaign for our staff and residents is underway.    While we don’t have exact date of the clinic yet from our assigned vaccine provider, Walgreens, we are anticipating that it will…

Family and Friends Letter, Dec. 18, 2020

Family and Friends Letter, Dec. 18, 2020

December 18, 2020   Dear Friends and families, We thank you for your continued support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our goal is to provide high-quality care for your loved ones. In hopes of defeating this pandemic, we look forward to administering the FDA (Food and Drug Administration)-approved vaccine in the coming weeks. We encourage participation for safety’s sake. We have…

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Memory Care Resources

A memory loss diagnosis is hard on everyone. Below are videos from our previous educational events that can help those diagnosed with memory loss, and their families learn the next steps to take for the future. We hope you find these videos informative and enlightening. Please reach out to our staff members with questions about caring for loved ones with dementia.

cognitive center

The Cognitive Center of Excellence designation recognizes organizations who are committed to integration of the BCAT® Approach as the standard of care to meet the cognitive needs of the aging adult. Organizations with this level of recognition have a shared philosophy with BCAT® that it is imperative to utilize evidence-based assessments, treatment interventions, and patient engagement activities that are administered by trained staff in order to care manage and maximize functional abilities for those with age related cognitive changes and cognitive decline.


We were very impressed with the care our dear friend received at the Jewish Home. She came to the Jewish Home to receive rehabilitation services however she did end up needing end of life care. The staff were compassionate and gave superb care to our friend. The staff are wonderful. We would recommend the Jewish Home!

Janice and Harris Cutler

Thanks so much to all of you!

Kenneth Courtney

Thank you so much for the beautiful care and enrichment you bring to our loved ones’ lives each and every day, especially during these trying times.

Carmel Courtney Garan

Thanks all! The pics help when we can’t see our loved ones!

Gerianne Barber

Thank you – our staff is doing an amazing job. I feel privileged to work with such great staff. They’re really hanging in there and taking great care of our residents!

Mae Murawski

I will never forget the peanut butter and jelly sandwich on my brother’s lunch and dinner tray for “later.” I will never forget the white hand towels mounted on his bed for him to fold. I will never forget his clean clothes and his clean bed waiting for him to rest his weary head and his failing body.

Maureen Bell Asterbadi

Words cannot express my heartfelt appreciation for the unwavering care provided for my mother during her residency at The Jewish Home. 

Donna Mendicino

 We have been delighted with the wonderful care Mom has received at the JH. It’s especially impressive that staff from every department, whether it be social services, medical staff, therapy staff or dietary, know Mom by name and give her a big greeting whenever they see her. We have witnessed this personal touch exhibited time and again by the wonderful staff who provide for the residents’ needs with respect, care and compassion. Mom is happy and content, and for this we are grateful.

Mike Hanley and Claire Walsh

My husband, Jim, has been a resident of the Jewish Home since the spring of 2018. He is on the Memory Care floor. I can’t turn the clock back to restore Jim to the smart, loving, talented man I married almost fifty years ago. So the Jewish Home is the very best place he can be. He is well-loved and he is well-cared for and he is safe and content. I visit regularly and I see that each resident is always treated with loving warmth, courtesy, and respect. Many of the staff have worked at the Jewish Home for more than fifteen years and regard this work as their calling. Jim’s dementia is the tragedy of our lives. The Jewish Home is the blessing.

Peggie Hannan

As a medical professional, I can attest to the excellence of the care and the organization in the seven years my mother was resident.

Joe Finetti

I will always remember the maintenance man hooking up my brother’s TV that weekend evening…”no problem.” I will always remember Claudia’s patient, empathetic and kind manner. I will always remember the kitchen sending up carafes of hot coffee, cold drinks and snacks.

Maureen Bell Asterbadi

Available Employment Opportunities

Posted 1 week ago

  ************************************************************ LOOKING TO START YOUR CAREER IN HEALTHCARE? ************************************************************ Pennsylvania Department of Health has created a NEW Temporary Nurse Aide Training Program.  YOU can become a Temporary Nurse Aide by completing an 8-hour online training and participating in facility orientation/training.  Shifts Available: 7am-3:30pm; 3pm-11:30pm *Must be available for day shift orientation for up to 2 weeks, if hired for…

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Part Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

Hours vary- Part Time (15-20 hours per week) Dietary Aide’s Assists in preparation and service of food, proper sanitation and storage of food and non-food supplies. Dietary Aides are scheduled in a variety of job assignments such as cleans and washes all dishes, pots, and silverware according to appropriate sanitary guidelines, cleans and sanitizes food carts after they are returned…

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Posted 3 months ago

The Jewish Home of Eastern PA, the premier long-term care skilled nursing facility in Scranton PA is seeking applicants for a Life Enrichment Coordinator. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Include the following, other duties may be assigned. Carry out specialized programs and assist with planning individualized spiritual and therapeutic person centered life enrichment programs. Plan and attend outings with residents outside…

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Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania
1101 Vine St.
Scranton, PA 18510
570-344-6177

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