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Admissions Are Open at the Los Angeles Jewish Home

Admissions Are Open at the Los Angeles Jewish HomeThe Los Angeles Jewish Home has long enjoyed its well-deserved reputation as one of the nation's preeminent residential senior care facilities. This explains why, historically, admissions have been made on a wait-list basis: So many seniors and their loved ones are eager to benefit from the Jewish Home's award-winning care that demand has traditionally exceeded the space available.

Until now. This fall, the Jewish Home has a variety of openings across key residential service areas on its three campuses. Below, a conversation about care options available at the Home with Chief Operating Officer Larissa Stepanians.

Q: The Jewish Home doesn't often have openings. What's different now?

A: We're very fortunate to be highly regarded! Our goal is always to provide the best care to the greatest number of people possible. During COVID-19, we took steps as an organization to protect our residents by controlling activity coming in and out of our facilities. This meant putting a temporary hold on admissions. I am pleased to report that our efforts yielded success, keeping the virus at bay as we prioritized vaccinating people across the Jewish Home. At this point, 99.98 percent of our residents are vaccinated, and we're close to that with our staff, too. We've now reopened admissions, which has created an opportunity for new members of the community to come in and experience our services, particularly in the area of short-term rehabilitation.

Q: What makes short-term rehab at the Jewish Home unique?

A: Unlike at many other facilities, our short-term rehab is not contracted out. In other words, we hire and train our own therapists. This creates continuity of care, which is so important. When you come to the Jewish Home, you know you're going to see the same therapist—and that therapist is going to create and modify your care plan according to the progress that you've made.

larissa-stepanians.jpgChief Operating Officer Larissa Stepanians

Q: Are there spaces in areas other than short-term rehab?

A: Absolutely. One of our special features at the Jewish Home is exceptional independent living. We're so proud of our two gorgeous Fountainview facilities, which are based on the continuing care retirement community (CCRC) model. Fountainview at Gonda Westside, Brandman Residences, Playa Vista, has 175 independent living apartments, as well as 24 studio units for assisted living and memory care. Fountainview at Eisenberg Village, in Reseda, currently has 18 units open— that's never happened before, in the history of the Jewish Home!

Q: Does the Jewish Home's expertise extend to areas beyond short-term rehab and independent living?

A: Indeed! Whether it's skilled nursing, assisted living, or memory care, the Jewish Home has a track record of excellence. Our offerings also include the Brandman Centers for Senior Care (BCSC), a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). It's a program that enables seniors to live safely in their own homes, but they come to us for adult day healthcare; primary and specialty medical care; vision and dental care; medication; physical, occupational, and speech therapy; transportation; and more.

In addition, our specialists at the Jewish Home Center for Palliative Medicine do an incredible job providing comprehensive pain and symptom management for adults with chronic, but not life-limiting, medical conditions. And our Skirball Hospice is very highly regarded as a provider of compassionate, end-of-life care.

Q: What's the best way for people to find out more about admissions to the Jewish Home—and about which of the Home's services might be right for them?

A: We have a fabulous resource called Connections to Care, which is a phone number people can call (855-227-3745) to reach a member of the Jewish Home's staff directly. They can also always visit us online at www.lajh.org.

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Posted by: Los Angeles Jewish Home  |  Nov 30, 2021
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