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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PA POLST Coordinator Retires

With the announcement of her upcoming retirement, Marian Kemp, RN, BSBA leaves an accomplished legacy while she served as the PA POLST coordinator. Following Kemp's initial retirement from Highmark Inc. in 2011 after serving as their S...
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JHF Announces Grant to AcademyHealth for Health Policy Salon Series

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) approved a $50,000 grant for AcademyHealth to organize a "Health Policy Salon Series" during 2021 to spark momentum at the federal level on the three policy targets for JHF's Full Court Press init...
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Senior Care Full Court Press Team Addresses Current Crisis

As part of the Full Court Press initiative, the Senior Living Team aims to advance policies to develop a renewed model of senior living. The Team of Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and Health Careers Futures Board members first met ...
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New Documentary Sheds Light on Causes of COVID-19 Crisis in Nursing Homes

A new documentary short film, entitled What COVID-19 Exposed in Long-Term Care, has finished production, and is now available for viewing online. The documentary examines how the COVID-19 crisis has devastated many long-term care facil...
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National Academy of Sciences and Medicine Launches Senior Living Study

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed significant challenges to providing quality senior care, many of which have existed in our senior living model for decades. With the aim of finding a solution, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation is plea...
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Nancy D. Zionts Receives Pruitt/Kelly Award for Age-Friendly Leadership

On November 24, Jewish Healthcare Foundation COO and Chief Program Officer Nancy D. Zionts, MBA was given the Pruitt/Kelly Award of Excellence for Age-Friendly Leadership from the Southwestern PA Partnerships for Aging at the...
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Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society and Jewish Healthcare Foundation Hold Virtual Program on COVID-19

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation was pleased to co-host the Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society-Western Division's Fall 2020 program on November 10th. Titled "COVID-19 Across the Healthcare Spectrum," this was the Society's first virtual p...
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Eight-Year Nursing Facility Grant Initiative Comes to a Close

After eight years, the RAVEN (Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations using Evidence-based Interventions for Nursing Facility Residents) Initiative is ending. Funded by a grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, RAVEN was...
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