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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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Whats New at The Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania

May 7, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

May 7, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

We are continuing to monitor and follow the latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 infection control guidance that impacts our residents and visitors. Coronavirus testing requirements for fully vaccinated nursing home residents also have been eased, according to new guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This permits visitations and personal contact among residents and visitors who…

April 30, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

April 30, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

We are monitoring the latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 infection control guidance that impacts our residents and visitors. At this time, we are maintaining our current policies and procedures until our licensing bodies release an updated position statement. We follow guidance from (CDC), Department of Health (DOH) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Updates will be shared…

April 23, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

April 23, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

We are making progress against COVID-19 and will continue testing in accordance with our county’s positivity rates, which we are monitoring. Good news in that Lackawanna County is starting to trend down and is back at 9.3% which means we are now back in yellow. Staff test will go back to once a week starting next Monday April 26, 2021.…

April 16, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

April 16, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

We are making progress against COVID-19 and will continue testing in accordance with our county’s positivity rates, which we are monitoring. Lackawanna County continues in the red level so we are testing staff twice a week. Results of staff testing for Monday April 12, 2021, returned all negative.    Results from the second round of staff testing on Thursday April 15,…

April 9, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

April 9, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

We have made advances in our collective battle against COVID-19. After a steady decline there have been some increases in cases recently.  Lackawanna County has increased back to red this week with a positivity rate of 10.3%. We will be starting twice-a-week testing of staff again April 12, 2021.  Our test days are Mondays and Thursdays. Therefore, we have to…

April 2, 2021, Letter to Families and Friends

April 2, 2021, Letter to Families and Friends

This season of hope finds us committed to staying ahead of COVID-19 and will follow guidance from Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Health (DOH), and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for guidance on our facility’s reopening plans.   Thank you to all family members who joined us on the Zoom call earlier this week to discuss changes…

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1101 Vine St.Scranton, PA 18510Ph: 570-344-6177Fax: 570-344-9610
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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.

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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.


After touring several nursing homes in the New York area where I live, I made the decision to place my mother in the Jewish Home in Scranton where I was raised.

Wendy Barker, Armonk, NY

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

My sister and brothers and I  are very blessed with a caring and loving third-floor staff who treat our Mom as if she was their family member.  They hug her, they dance with her, they reminisce with her,  they are kind and patient with her.  She doesn’t always participate in activities however the activities staff continually try to engage her. Recently Leaha, activities staff member, knowing our Mom enjoyed the outdoors, took her outside to enjoy a few hours of sunshine!  As Mom would say “today was a good day.” That was a good day for our Mom!

Marykate Gallagher & Family

I went to the Jewish Home because it has a great reputation. I had the best experience with therapy! I loved my physical therapy. Staff and accommodations were just great. I would recommend them to others.

Rosemary Gallagher

Thank you all for everything you do and keeping my Dad safe. ❤️

Robin Lukasik

Thanks so much to all of you!

Kenneth Courtney

What a beautiful home for the elderly!

BK Anderson

Thank you to all staff at the Jewish Home.The Jewish Home has a wonderful heart for giving. The Home runs graceful because of teamwork of all the departments.

Robert Warfe

I think what your organization is doing is a great thing. My aunt called me and told me what a great time she had at St. Ann’s Novena today. I think sending the residents to the Novena is such a great thing to honor a tradition. Thank you.

Tammy Tomchak

Thanks for taking such good care of our loved ones during this trying situation!

Phyl Cerra Paone

Thank you to all of the staff for everything you do. It’s a difficult job, but you are always so kind and understanding when I call to ask about my mother. I miss being able to visit her but know she’s in good hands. And a special shout-out to the staff on the 5th floor!

Ellen McGuire

Available Employment Opportunities

Full Time
Posted 4 months ago

We are currently accepting applications for Full time and Part Time  LPNs for 7am-3:30pm. Candidates must have a valid PA license as a Registered Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurse. Must be compassionate, caring. reliable and possess good assessment skills to help take care of our residents. Every other weekend and rotating holidays are required. Applications accepted in Person, 1101…

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Full Time
Posted 4 months ago

We are accepting applications for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) for 7am-3:30pm and 3pm-11:30pm Applicants must have a valid Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Certification. Competitive wages and excellent benefits package available which include Health, Vision, Dental, Life Insurances, and 403 (b) retirement plan available. Must be available to work every other weekend and rotating holidays. Applications accepted in Person from 8:00 A.M.-5:00…

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Part Time
Posted 4 months ago

Hours vary-  Full Time or 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…

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

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