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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Dean Jackie Dunbar-Jacob Joins JHF as a Medical Advisor

Jackie Dunbar-Jacob, PhD, RN, FAAN, had joined the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Health Careers Futures as a medical advisor to support the Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home initiative and women's aging projects. Dr. Dunbar-Jacob...
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Long-Term Care Learning Network Concludes First Year of Programming with Annual Gathering/Learning Collaborative Webinar

The Pennsylvania Community Health Choices Long-Term Care Learning Network (LTC LN) ended a very successful first year of educational programming with an annual gathering/learning collaborative webinar held on December 8. One hundred si...
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Dr. Susan L. Greenspan Receives UPMC Senior Services Grand Champion Award

Susan L. Greenspan, MD, friend of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, recently received the UPMC Senior Services Grand Champion Award, the highest honor awarded to an individual who has provided unparalleled leadership in improving ...
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Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Partners Present at National Conference

Poster projects highlighting the work of Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home were presented at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting conference in Indianapolis, Ind. Nov. 2-6. The two accepted posters w...
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New Plans for JAA Site Realize Vision for an Urban Senior Village in Squirrel Hill

On October 10, the Jewish Association on Aging (JAA) announced plans to sell part of its property on Browns Hill Road in Squirrel Hill to develop an innovative urban senior village, a model the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) has ad...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Approves over $1M in Grants, Including Patient Safety Research at Carnegie Mellon; Women's Reproductive Health Emergency Grant Fund; and Oakland's LGBTQ-Friendly Senior Housing Community

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) approved over $1M in grants September 13, including funds to develop the Initiative for Patient Safety Research at Carnegie Mellon University; to establish the Women's Reproductive Health Eme...
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JHF’s Senior Work Featured in Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle Op-Ed

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation has maintained a vigorous aging agenda since its inception more than 30 years ago. This work was recently highlighted in an op-ed published in the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle. "Seniors Matter to Us…Now ...
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PA Long-Term Care Learning Network Quarterly Learning Collaborative Highlights Successful Skill-Building Strategies for Staff

One of the true highlights of the Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Learning Network is seeing the "all teach all learn" philosophy at the core of the program in action. On September 15, it was on full display as the program wrapped its thir...
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PA POLST Virtual Continuing Education Modules Now Available

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Coalition for Quality at the End of Life are pleased to announce the launch of a redesigned Pennsylvania Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) continuing education program. The new POLST Lear...
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Nancy Zionts Presents to DOH, OIG on Challenges Facing Nursing Homes

On August 22, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Chief Operating Officer/Chief Program Officer Nancy Zionts, MBA presented "Quality and Safety in Skilled Nursing" at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service Office of the Inspect...
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JHF’s Full Court Press for Senior Residential Living Achieves Success in Advocating for Pennsylvania’s Nursing Homes

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation's (JHF's) Senior Residential Living Full Court Press Team has succeeded in influencing Pennsylvania's budget dedicated to long-term care. In July, the Pennsylvania Legislature and Governor Tom Wolf agre...
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JHF Delivers Webinar on COVID-19 Therapeutics to Statewide Audience

Outpatient COVID-19 treatment and preventive therapies can improve patient outcomes and save lives. Oral antivirals and monoclonal antibodies for pre-exposure prophylaxis are now widely available in Pennsylvania, but the Commonwealth i...
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Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Initiative Partners Reflect on Progress in Annual Grant Review

One June 21, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Aging Team staff and project partners for the Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Initiative convened virtually to reflect on the past year's efforts as part of the annual grant review s...
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