Pennsylvania Teaching Nursing Home Pilot Aims to Transform Care Model

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed to a nation the clinical, financial, social, emotional, and infection control vulnerabilities of our current facilities—for residents and workers. The urgency to learn from a pandemic that killed over 184...
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New Patient Safety Fellowship Examines Safety in Senior Residences

The pandemic has revealed, at a staggering level, the safety issues facing the frailest older adults in various long-term care settings. Although these challenges are not new, the pandemic has created broad inertia to explore new model...
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Seniors Full Court Press Team “Travels” Around the World in 80 Minutes

On June 10, the Senior Residential Living Full Court Press Team "traveled" around the world from the comfort of their homes to explore creative, uplifting models of care, senior living, and social policy implemented in many countries, ...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Receives $50,000 for End-of-Life Virtual Training Curriculum

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) received a $50,000 grant from the McElhattan Foundation to develop a virtual curriculum for PA POLST (Pennsylvania Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) training, to expand the reach of the traini...
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Marina del Rey Film Festival Selects JHF COVID-19 Documentary

The short, JHF-produced documentary, What COVID-19 Exposed in Long-Term Care, was selected for the 2021 Marina del Rey Film Festival, marking the third film festival selection of 2021 for the documentary. The 20-minute documentary expl...
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A Legacy of Literacy and Love with Heartwood Ethics Curriculum Creator Ellie Childs

Each day at Winchester Thurston, a young Eleanore Nix would read the school's credo emblazoned on the stairwell wall: "Think also of the comfort and the rights of others." This mantra would act as a moral compass for Nix (who would lat...
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JHF Webinar Supports State Long-Term Care COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

On May 4, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) offered the latest in a series of educational COVID-19 vaccine webinars to hundreds of long-term care facilities statewide, as the PA Department of Health operationalizes a new plan to e...
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Manhattan Film Festival Selects JHF COVID-19 Documentary

The short, JHF-produced documentary, What COVID-19 Exposed in Long-Term Care, was selected for the 2021 Manhattan Film Festival. The 20-minute documentary explores the causes behind the COVID-19 crisis in long-term care facilities acro...
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Full Court Press Teams Explore Community Health Workers & Tech’s Role within Pregnancy and Senior Care

On April 15, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Maternity and Senior Living Full Court Press Teams held a joint meeting to discuss innovations in technology to support perinatal community health workers and high-quality senior livi...
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JHF COVID-19 Documentary Wins Award

The short, JHF-produced documentary, What COVID-19 Exposed in Long-Term Care, won the Jury's Choice Award from the A Show for A Change Film Festival in March 2021. The 20-minute documentary explores the causes behind the COVID-19 crisi...
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JHF Spearheads International Women’s Forum Healthcare Special Interest Group; Explores Senior Living Around the World

On April 28, the International Women's Forum Women held another meeting of its Health Care Special Interest Group, a network formed by Karen Feinstein and Debra Caplan. This week's program was organized by the Nancy Zionts, JHF Chief P...
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Senior Living Full Court Press Team Explores Residential Care Models

On March 4, the Senior Living Full Court Press (FCP) Team met to discuss senior residential living models and to advance plans for the Teaching Research Nursing Home Pilot Project introduced at the last meeting by Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN...
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Long-term Care COVID-19 Vaccine Webinars Draws Over 1000

In an effort to reduce COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, the Commonwealth has asked the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) to hold statewide webinars for long-term care facility employees and employees of the Office of Developmental Programs...
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WQED Screens JHF COVID-19 Long Term Care Documentary

On February 24, WQED, with host Lynne Hayes-Freeland, held a virtual event to spark discussion about how the current COVID-19 crisis unveiled the underlying systemic issues facing long-term care facilities and threatening the safety of...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Presents What Covid-19 Exposed in Long-Term Care

PITTSBURGH -- There has been a crisis occurring that came to a breaking point during the pandemic: how society has turned its back on frail seniors and the challenges of long-term care facilities. The tragic scale of death from COVID-1...
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Senior Living Full Court Press Team Explores Teaching Nursing Facility Model

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation's Seniors Full Court Press Team met virtually January 28 to discuss actionable solutions to the issues plaguing the long-term care system. Experts explored the most promising care and policy options for...
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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 th...
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LTSS Center @ UMass Releases Nursing Homes Report

In spring 2020 the Jewish Healthcare Foundation engaged researchers at the LeadingAge LTSS Center @ UMass Boston to complete a study documenting the critical role that nursing homes play in the care of older and vulnerable adults in Pe...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Joins New State Long-Term Care Support Effort

In 2020, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) served as lead educator for the Regional Response Health Collaboratives Program (RRHCP), which supported long-term care residents and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The RRHCP was a p...
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Jewish Community Supports Seniors with Engaging Programs During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to our senior and caregiver community, from finding ways to connect remotely, to navigating unexpected care transitions, to illness and grief. We are especially saddened by the closing ...
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