International Women’s Forum Meeting Focuses on Long-Term Care
The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) hosted a virtual meeting for the International Women's Forum Pittsburgh chapter on January 21, 2021. JHF President and CEO Karen Feinstein and JHF Board Chair Debra Caplan led the discussion on the current crisis and underlying challenges of the long-term care industry.
The group discussed JHF's recently-produced documentary, What COVID-19 Exposed in Long-Term Care, which received rave reviews. A panel of local leaders in skilled nursing shared their struggles to maintain health and happiness among their residents, their families, and their frontline workers while the virus took its toll and forced an eerie isolation. Panelists included Paul Winkler, President and CEO, Presbyterian Senior Care, Deborah Winn-Horvitz, President and CEO, Jewish Association on Aging, and Nick Vizzoca, President and CEO, Vincentian Collaborative System. Then national thought leader Katie Smith Sloan, President and CEO, LeadingAge and Executive Director of The Global Ageing Network shared insights from working to improve our current system of services and supports to address ageism and to promote innovation.