Jewish Home Receives Jewish Community Foundation Grant
The Los Angeles Jewish Home was the proud recipient of a 2 year, $250,000 grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles in October 2016. The Foundation awarded grants that demonstrate ‘cutting edge’ programs to serve the Jewish Community.
The Jewish Home was given grant money to implement the Resident-Centered Medical Home Model in residential care areas on the Eisenberg campus, in addition to supporting the Connections to Care Interoperability Platform database.
The Medical Home Model follows 50 Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) residents over a 2 year period, with the goal of improving quality of life, maintaining residency in RCFE, reducing hospitalizations and ER visits, and rapidly intervening and treating any changes in conditions or functioning. Their participation does not interfere with their relationship with the primary physician, but rather adds an additional layer of services that are available to them.
Doreen Delgado, Nurse Practitioner, and Ann La Clair, LVN, are coordinating efforts for this project, and to date there are 41 seniors enrolled.
"The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive." Ann explains, "Participants are thrilled they've been given the opportunity to voice their opinions and make a meaningful contribution to the Jewish Home and the community as a whole."
The project's initial intake ranges from 45 to 90 minutes, and obtains critical medical, psychosocial, functional and cognitive information. Participants are also given an opportunity to complete an Advance Directive, which helps direct the plan of care based on the client’s wishes.
Over the two year period, residents will have easy access to a clinical provider and get their needs and concerns taken care of immediately. Care services can be delivered in the Levy-Kime clinic or in resident's rooms if needed.
“As a prominent leader in geriatric services, the Los Angeles Jewish Home continues to develop groundbreaking technology and innovative care delivery models that will provide continuity of care to seniors here at the Jewish Home and to community seniors in the future," says Doreen. "Thanks to the generous grant from the Jewish Community Foundation, we are another step closer to developing a successful personalized model of care that can be translated to thousands of Los Angeles seniors that will enhance their quality of care and lives."