Common questions

Convenient community health care

Many older adults can lead fulfilling lives in their own homes with help from the Jewish Home’s innovative programs, which support independence and enhance life. These include:

  • Care Transitions assists seniors returning home from an area hospital, including Providence Tarzana, Northridge Medical Center, Mission Community Hospital, or Valley Presbyterian Hospital. The goal is to reduce unnecessary readmissions to the hospital.
  • Jewish Home Care Services - Home health care for seniors provides professional services, including therapies and nursing care, to enable seniors to recover at home.
  • Personal companion and in-home assistance.
  • Brandman Centers for Senior Care - A Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) assisting vulnerable, frail seniors eligible for nursing home placement to continue living safely at home.

Can you provide more details about the Home’s Brandman Centers for Senior Care and the PACE program?
The Brandman Centers for Senior Care (BCSC) is the Home’s Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). This is a federal Medicare/Medi-Cal (or private pay) program that allows nursing home eligible seniors who are able to live in their homes safely to come to the Jewish Home and utilize a wide range of health services. The first BCSC, now open at the Home’s Grancell Village Campus, serves seniors in the Valley. We plan to open additional centers, including one on the Westside of Los Angeles.

  • Palliative care for management of chronic pain and/or debilitating conditions. The Jewish Home Center for Palliative Medicine offers a specialized medical approach to optimize quality of life by assisting adults in chronic pain or managing complex conditions to minimize suffering and expand enjoyment of life.
  • Skirball Hospice provides compassionate end-of-life care for adults with a life-limiting illness as well as support and assistance to families and caregivers. The Jewish Home’s Skirball Hospice provides pain and symptom management with support for emotional needs and spiritual counseling. These are offered for individuals experiencing the most vulnerable days of life with their loved ones. Bereavement services are offered as well.

What makes Skirball Hospice a “Jewish” hospice?
Certified by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice, the care provided by Skirball Hospice reflects the Jewish Home’s mission to provide “excellence in senior care reflective of Jewish values.” The Home’s spiritual care is provided by rabbis or Jewish chaplains, who reflect all streams of Judaism and are very knowledgeable about Jewish end-of-life traditions. As a federal program, Skirball Hospice assists a broad spectrum of both Jewish and non-Jewish individuals.

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