Global Leaders Convene for Salzburg Seminar to Address Women’s Health Inequities as They Age

Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) convened a Salzburg Seminar "Women as They Age: Addressing the Next Inequity Frontier" January 16-19 at Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, Calif...
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Nancy Zionts Discusses Teaching Nursing Home Project on Elevate Elder Care Podcast

Jewish Healthcare Foundation Chief Operating Officer and Chief Program Officer Nancy Zionts, MBA was a guest on the Elevate Elder Care podcast to discuss "Revisiting – and Re-Energizing – Teaching Nursing Homes." Pr...
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Anneliese Perry Appointed as a VOICE PA Board Member

Jewish Healthcare Foundation Aging Initiatives Program Manager and Dementia Friends Pennsylvania Co-Lead Anneliese Perry, MS, NHA, CECM was recently appointed as a board member of Voice of Inspired Change for Elders (VOICE), a non...
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JHF Staff and Partners Contribute to New Textbook on Academic-Practice Collaboration in Nursing Homes

The staffing crisis that continues to plague nursing homes is only exacerbated by the shrinking pipeline of nursing school graduates into the long-term care setting. Students continue to have limited exposure to geriatrics coursework, ...
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JHF Staff Support PA Master Plan for Older Adults

Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) staff Stacie Bonenberger, MOT, OTR/L and Anneliese Perry, MS, NHA, CECM traveled to Harrisburg in mid-October to support the development of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging's Master Plan for Older...
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Grantmakers in Aging Conference Sessions Highlight JHF’s Long-Term Care Work

At the 2023 Grantmakers in Aging Conference, held in Austin, Texas October 17–20, Jewish Healthcare Foundation COO and Chief Program Officer Nancy Zionts, MBA had the opportunity to share with other funders in the aging space abou...
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PA Long-Term Care Learning Collaborative Assembles Nursing Homes Amid Sea of Changes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced two changes with significant implications for both the daily operations and overall health of the nursing home industry. CMS initiated changes to the required Mini...
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JHF Sponsors WQED Documentary about the Nursing Crisis

This short documentary, sponsored by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and produced by WQED, highlights the crisis in nursing with nurses sharing how they are being asked to care for more patients than they can safely manage, and viewer...
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Senior Care and Workforce Challenges Take Center Stage as Pittsburgh Hosts Elder Care Conference

"Ready to Impact," the 2023 Pioneer Network/Green House Project Center for Innovation Conference, held July 23–26 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel and Conference Center, provided several opportunities to showcase the Jewi...
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JHF Travels to Norway and Finland for Study Tour

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation Study Tour took place June 5-14 visiting various sites in Norway and Finland for lively discussions and to learn from key providers and innovators there in patient safety, women's health, aging, dementi...
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Nursing Facility Transitions of Care Take Center Stage at Quality Learning Collaborative

Transitions of care, whether between hospitals and skilled nursing facilities or between nursing facilities and the community, can present challenges and lead to disruptions in care. The second quarter of programming for the Pennsylvan...
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CQEL Meeting Focuses on Palliative Care Policy Efforts at the State Level

Research has shown that palliative care can benefit both patients and providers by better managing patients' symptoms and improving quality of life, reducing costs, reducing hospitalizations, and increasing hospice utilization at the e...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Recognized as a SAGECare Platinum Credentialed Provider

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) has been recognized as a 2023 SAGECare Platinum Credentialed provider for programming to LGBTQ+ older adults. The Aging and HIV/AIDS staff have completed training that provided an overview of the ...
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Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Initiative Celebrates Successes During Final Grant Review

The COVID-19 pandemic wrought unprecedented challenges for nursing homes, and the already-strained workforce has been pushed to the point of crisis. Through a two-year pilot project, the Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Initiative ...
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JHF Long-Term Care Team Presents on Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home and more at Statewide Conference

Jewish Healthcare Foundation COO and Chief Program Officer Nancy Zionts, MBA, Anneliese Perry, MS, NHA, JHF program manager, aging initiatives, and Maureen Saxon-Gioia, MSHSA, BSN, RN, nursing project manager, aging initiatives, attend...
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The State of Hospice Care Takes Center Stage at Coalition for Quality at the End of Life Meeting

Recent controversies around issues of poor quality and fraud among for-profit hospices and current advances in the delivery of palliative care in pediatric populations were the focus of the first statewide Coalition for Quality at the ...
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PA Long-Term Care Learning Network Introduces New Partnerships with IHI to Improve Nursing Home Quality

On January 19, the Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Learning Network kicked off the first quarter of programming for the year. The selected theme for the quarter will focus on introducing participants to Age-Friendly Health Systems (AFHS) a...
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Osher “Closure” Course Provides End-of-Life Education to Older Adults

 For the fifth year, Jewish Healthcare Foundation's (JHF's) end-of-life staff are leading a class at Carnegie Mellon University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. "Closure: Discussing the Last Chapter" is adapted from the J...
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Meet the Future: JHF Attends 2023 CES Digital Health Summit

Since 2009, the most influential players in healthcare innovation and technology, including the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, have also traveled to CES for its Digital Health Summit in search of innovative ways technology can enhance h...
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Allegheny County Medical Society Highlights PA POLST Legislation

In a recent post on The Allegheny County Medical Society's ACMS Insights, Jewish Healthcare Foundation senior communications and program specialist Lisa George, MPH, CHES, outlined the current Pennsylvania Orders for Life-Sustaining Tr...
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