Connections to Care
ONE CALL DOES IT ALL is the driving force behind Connections to Care, an innovative approach to meeting seniors' diverse and complex healthcare needs. A single phone call to (855) 227-3745 connects directly to the Los Angeles Jewish Home's expert professional staff to access our award-winning in-home, community health, and residential programs and services.
In-Home and Community Health Services
The PACE program enables frail seniors with multiple health conditions to live safely at home. Among the program's many services are adult day healthcare, primary and specialty medical care, vision and dental care, medications, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, transportation, acute care, home health care and caregiving. The program serves patients age 55 and over who live in the Jewish Home's service area.
The Home Health Care program offers a full spectrum of restorative services in the individual's home. Clients are referred by a physician's written order and treatments are provided according to a plan of care jointly developed by the referring physician, the person receiving care, the caregiver, and others. Home Health Care services are available to adults over 19 years of age in the Greater Los Angeles area.
The Palliative Medicine program provides comprehensive pain and symptom management for adults with serious, chronic, and/or life-limiting illness. Our team of professionals addresses the medical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of our patients.
The Care Management program helps improve the coordination of care following a hospital admission, with the goal of decreasing the risk of readmission within 30 days of discharge.
The Geriatric Community Clinic is located on the Jewish Home's Eisenberg Village campus in Reseda. The clinic provides primary and specialty medical care to seniors.
The Home's Skirball Hospice provides compassionate end-of-life care for adults with a life-limiting illness in the Greater Los Angeles area. Skirball Hospice treats patients in their home or care facility. Hospice care includes pain management, medical equipment, supplies, and personal care. Our staff members work as an integrated team, including nurses, chaplains, social workers, registered dieticians, and certified home health aides.
Short-term Care at the Jewish Home
The Transitional Care Unit (TCU) is designed to help seniors successfully recover from an illness, injury, medical procedure, or acute hospital stay. The TCU provides short-term rehabilitative and skilled nursing care. Patients in the TCU receive treatment from physicians and geriatric specialists in physical, occupational, and speech therapy. The average length of stay ranges between two to six weeks. When possible, TCU seniors discharged home may transition with short-term skilled nursing and/or rehabilitative therapies through our home health agency.
Certified to treat both voluntary and involuntary admissions, the Geriatric Psychiatry Unit provides short-term geriatric psychiatric care to individuals over the age of 55 who are experiencing stressful mental or emotional challenges that require intensive, short-term acute hospital psychiatric care. Most commonly treated diagnoses are depression, bipolar disorders, post-traumatic stress disease (PTSD), schizophrenia, delirium, and Alzheimer's or other age-related dementia with behavioral disturbance. The average length of stay is 10-14 days. The primary care physician is kept informed during the patient's stay, and follow-up appointments are made with the patient's physician as a part of the discharge plan.
Long-term Care at the Jewish Home
Fountainview at Eisenberg Village and the soon-to-open Fountainview at Gonda Westside are each licensed as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). A CCRC is designed for active independent senior living. CCRC residents have easy access to assisted living services in their units (as needed), as well as priority access to the Home's skilled nursing facilities.
Seniors in our residential care facilities are over 65 years of age, independently mobile, and mentally alert. Residential care includes meals, medication management, social services, chaplaincy, fitness and recreational activities, transportation, and many educational programs.
Our Special Care Center is among the most advanced of its kind in the world and is designed to provide exceptional skilled nursing care for patients with Alzheimer's disease and age-related dementia.
Our long-term skilled nursing services play a critical role in stabilizing and improving seniors' health and enhancing their quality of life and sense of well-being.