NASEM Releases National Nursing Home Quality Report with JHF as a Sponsor

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) have released a new report, "The National Imperative to Improve Nursing Home Quality: Honoring Our Commitment to Residents, Families, and Staff," sponsored by The Jo...
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Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Learning Network Kicks Off Second Quarter Programming

The Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Learning Network educational programming is underway, with each quarter focusing on a new theme that relates to the Office of Long-Term Livings Incentive program. The second quarter webinars will cover t...
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Nancy Zionts and Amy Berman Present during Indiana University School of Medicine and MESH Coalition Grand Rounds

Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) COO & Chief Program Officer Nancy Zionts, MBA, and The John A. Hartford Foundation Senior Program Officer Amy Berman, RN, LHD, FAAN, presented during grand rounds held by the Indiana University Sc...
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Nancy Zionts Appointed to PA Association of Area Agencies on Aging Strategic Advisory Council

Congratulations to Jewish Healthcare Foundation COO and Chief Program Officer Nancy Zionts, MBA, who has been appointed to the strategic advisory council for the PA Association of Area Agencies on Aging. In this role, Zionts will contr...
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Many of JHF’s 2022 Priorities Highlighted in President Biden’s State of the Union

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Board and staff were pleased to see so many of our key focus areas mentioned in President Biden's 2022 State of the Union address. We are looking forward to many opportunities this year to advance...
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Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Advisory Group Examines Initiative Progress

The Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home (RTNH) National and Statewide Advisory Group convened on March 9 for their first meeting of the year, to discuss the activities of initiative partners, recent policy announcements, and Age-Frien...
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JHF Named as Lead Education Partner for the Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Learning Network

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is launching the newly formed Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Learning Network for Nursing Facilities in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) and several managed care...
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Senior Living Full Court Press Team Explores Solutions for Community-Dwelling Seniors and Caregivers

On February 23, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Senior Living Full Court Press Team met for the first time this year to explore three strategies and models that aim to support community-dwelling seniors and their caregivers. The...
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Coalition for Quality at the End of Life Meeting Highlights Debates Surrounding Advance Care Planning

The Coalition for Quality at the End of Life (CQEL) held its first statewide meeting of the year on February 17, organized by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF). Fifty-nine attendees joined the Zoom meeting, hosted by JHF COO and C...
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Nancy Zionts and Daniel Rosen Join Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Seniors Task Force

Daniel Rosen, PhD, MSW, professor of social work at the University of Pittsburgh and vice chair of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Board, and Nancy Zionts, MBA, JHF COO and chief program officer, are participating in the newly e...
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PA DHS Awards Grant for Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Initiative

The PA Department of Human Services has confirmed a $125,000 grant to the Jewish Healthcare Foundation in support of the Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Initiative (RTNH). Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) have long been plagued w...
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JHF Leading End-of-Life Course at CMU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Three members of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) team are leading a class at Carnegie Mellon University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute this winter. "Closure: Discussing the Last Chapter" is being taught by Judith Black, MD,...
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JHF Presents Long-Term Care Webinar with PA Department of Human Services

On January 19, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) partnered with the Pennsylvania Office of Long Term Living (OLTL) to provide a webinar on COVID-19 testing requirements, vaccines, and boosters to hundreds of long-term care facilit...
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Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Initiative Presents to CDC and Shares Progress Report

In December, the Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Initiative (RTNH) shared reports of their work from the past six months to advance the pilot project to trial and validate a better model of residential care for the Commonwealth of...
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Coalition for Quality at the End of Life Explores Communication on Advance Care Planning and Hospice/Palliative Care

The Coalition for Quality at the End of Life (CQEL) held a statewide quarterly meeting on December 2, organized by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF). Forty attendees joined the Zoom meeting, hosted by JHF COO and Chief Program Off...
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PA POLST Featured in New Edition of Seniors Blue Book

The PA POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) program, coordinated by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, is featured in an article in the Hospice Care section of the Fall 2021–Winter 2022 Greater Pittsburgh Area Seniors ...
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LTC COVID-19 Documentary Selected for L-DUB Film Festival

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation is pleased to announce that our short documentary, What COVID-19 Exposed in Long-Term Care, was selected for the L-DUB Film Festival, based in Lake Worth, Florida, and screened on November 7. This is th...
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Senior Living Full Court Press Meets on Community-Based Senior Living, Dementia Care, and Technology

The November 1 Senior Residential Living Full Court Press meeting focused on creative models for community-based senior living. Through guest presentations on urban aging, living with dementia in the community, and applications of inno...
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Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society Holds Virtual Fall Program on Alzheimer’s

The Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society–Western Division (PGS-WD) held its Virtual Fall Program on November 10. The program was sponsored by Presbyterian SeniorCare Network, and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation provided technical support f...
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Full Court Press Team Examines Creative Design, Regulations, Ethics for Senior Care

On October 4, the Senior Living Full Court Press Team met to discuss regulatory, workforce, and ethical considerations in redesigning long-term care. The meeting built on previous discussions about new models for long-term care, consid...
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